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We’re officially on the boat smooth sailing from summer right into fall… Hop onto this sweet potato + chickpea boat and you’ll be saying peace out summer! This was one of those recipes where I kinda just threw together some produce I needed to use up and surprised myself at just how good it turned out! The chickpeas are baked with a little bit of olive oil + Tandoori Masala. The sweet potatoes are microwaved (to make for one quick meal!) and then smashed with vegan cream cheese + vegan parmesan cheese for a creamy texture. I then topped each boat with artichoke hearts + fresh spinach + drizzled some avocado cream sauce on top #drooling
You might be wondering why we go crazy for sweet potatoes when September rolls around. This root vegetable has the best flavor during fall because it’s their peak season. Just like other orange veggies, like squash, sweet potatoes are rich in beta-carotene helping to promote healthy eyesight. Sweet potatoes are also a good source of vitamin C. If you’re like my hubby and eat potatoes with their skin on (I used to think this was weird!) they can provide up to four grams of fiber! I also pick sweet potatoes over regular ol’ potatoes because they aren’t considered a nightshade vegetable, which I’ve been trying to eat minimally. I always seem to have sweet potatoes in my produce basket on the counter and although I eat them year-round, they are definitely my go-to in the cooler autumn months.
The avocado sauce is made with just 4 ingredients and is super yummy drizzled, well in this case, globbed (ha!) over top. I mean, anything with avocado has to be delicious, right?! Anywho, all aboard! Wait… that’s for a train… train, boat… meh same thing (wink)
** Vegan Parmesan Cheese is from Minimalist Baker
** Tandoori Masala Spice Mixture is from Minimalist Baker
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yum these look great!
Thanks so much Kathy! 🙂
Gina, I found this recipe through Food Gawker and I was instantly attracted by your amazing photography. It really makes your food shine and look absolutely scrumptious! Unfortunately, when I read the ingredients, I did not have artichokes, avocado or vegan parm on hand hahaha! However, I was super inspired to create my own version of these lovely boats. Here is the recipe I created: https://www.muriellebanackissa.com/blog/loaded-sweet-potatoes-with-baked-chickpeas-and-herb-drizzle
I did bookmark your recipe for the future! P.S. Loving your food photography tips guide from other bloggers and photographers. It has been of great help! Thanks a lot.
Hi Murielle! Thank you so much for your comment! I’m so glad you like my photography, yours is stunning as well! I’m still learning and getting better with each recipe 🙂 I’m so glad you enjoyed the tips and tricks course. It was very helpful for me as well and I wanted to share that with others. I should totally try your version! YUM!