Mediterranean Baked Sweet Potatoes. Vegan.

Mediterranean Baked Sweet Potatoes. Vegan.
Mediterranean Baked Sweet Potatoes. Vegan.

I found this recipe ages ago from Minimalist Baker and I finally got around to making it.  It serves as a side dish for my carnivores and a main dish for my husband and me.  The reason I loved this recipe so much, despite being incredibly flavorful, it was super easy to roast everything on one baking sheet.  I seriously mean SUPER EASY!  I also made a few modifications to the spices and the dressing but this recipe is definitely a winner and I will be keeping it in my arsenal of go-to recipes.  I hope you give this one a try!Perfect for weeknight menus and meatless Monday.

Ingredients:

4 large potatoes, washed/scrubbed/ends trimmed and then halved
1 can of chickpeas, rinsed and drained
Drizzle of olive oil
1 teaspoon ground cumin
1/2 teaspoon smoked paprika
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
Salt/pepper

Hummus sauce:

1/2 cup of hummus
1/2 of a lemon, juiced
3 cloves of garlic, minced
Fresh or dried parsley for topping

Directions:

Preheat the oven to 400 degrees and line your baking sheet with a Silpat.  Rub each of the potato halves with a bit of olive oil.  Place each potato, cut side down on your baking sheet trying to keep them to one side.

In a separate bowl, add your chickpeas, a drizzle of olive oil and spices.  Mix that to coat.  Then pour them out on the baking sheet (opposite the potatoes) and place in the oven.  Roast until the potatoes are cooked completely through and the chickpeas are crunchy.  Remove from the oven.  I let them sit for a few minutes to cool.

While cooling, mix the sauce together until thinned out and able to pour.

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Taking the back of a spoon, press down the centers a bit of each potato.  Place on a serving platter and then add the chickpeas.  Drizzle the sauce on top of each potato and serve.  I cut my potato in half and ate it while making the rest of dinner.  Life as a blogger.  Ha.

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fitness_update

In preparation for the warmer weather ahead, I thought I better get working out on my bike now that the marathon is over.  Training on a road bike is so different from running and whips my butt every single ride.  In preparation for our outdoor rides… I had my husband set up my bike in the trainer.  He jumped at the chance and my bike was ready to go this morning.  I watched CNN New Day and rode… my goal was one hour. Sprint through the commercials and ride at a decent pace the rest of the time.  Successful sweat fest!

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Sunday: 8 treadmill miles
Monday: Rest day
Tuesday: 5 treadmill miles, weights and abs
Wednesday: 1 hour cycling in my trainer

Now to get food preparation ready for Easter and our travels.  oxo

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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— Knead to Cook

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