Vegan Baked Sweet Potato Dinner

Although baked sweet potatoes are perfect plain, you can use any of the following to change them up a bit and give them a little something extra:

  • Sautéed red onions, red bell peppers and tofu with an added dash of soy sauce. 
  • Sautéed Brussels sprouts and shallots, with a sprinkle of pecans and dried red currants. 
  • Sautéed shallots with shredded kale or arugula with a little peanut butter sauce.
  • Grilled tofu with a touch of dark sesame oil. 
  • Steamed broccoli with drizzle of spicy Thai sauce
  • Scoop out flesh of sweet potato and blend with a little orange juice, a pinch of cinnamon and a touch of chili powder.
  • Swirl pesto on the top.

All you need;

  • 1 medium sweet potato per person,washed and individually wrapped

Preheat oven to 450°F (230°C).  Bake sweet potatoes until tender to the squeeze usually one hour depending on size. Cut in half and fill with any of the detailed above.

Steamed Sweet Potatoes 

  • 2 medium sweet potatoes 

Peel each potato and cut into similar-sized pieces. Steam for 30-50 minutes, depending on size of pieces. They are ready when easily pierced with a paring knife. Sweet potatoes are so flavorful they require no seasonings, but any 6 of the suggestions for the Baked Sweet Potatoes above would apply here. Serve warm or room temperature.


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