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Healthy Sweet Potato Recipe

5 from 8 votes
This healthy sweet potato recipe is a brilliant swap from traditional baked russet potatoes. It comes together as a nourishing side or even a meal on its own with just 5 minutes prep and 25 minutes to cook. The sweet potatoes combined with spices and tahini sauce will warm your heart and delight your taste buds.
Course Side Dish
Cuisine healthy
Servings 4
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes


  • 4 sweet potatoes rinsed and scrubbed
  • 1 15-ounce can chickpeas rinsed and drained
  • 1/2 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika powder
  • salt to taste


  • 1/4 cup tahini
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon fresh coriander
  • 3 cloves garlic minced
  • water to thin
  • salt to taste


  • Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F / 204 C. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • Cut the sweet potatoes in half lengthwise. This will help the potatoes cook faster.
  • Toss the chickpeas and spices in a mixing bowl.
  • Place the chickpeas on the same baking tray or you can use another. The sweet potatoes and chickpeas will cook for about 25 minutes.
  • While the sweet potatoes and chickpeas are cooking, combine your ingredients for the sauce in a small mixing bowl. Give it a nice stir until well combined. Set the sauce aside.
  • Remove the sweet potatoes and chickpeas from the oven and let them cool. Then, take the back of a spoon and mash the insides of the potatoes.
  • Top with the chickpeas and sauce. This healthy sweet potato recipe tastes best served warm.


For a different twist on this healthy sweet potato recipe, feel free to substitute the fresh coriander with fresh or dried dill. This also tastes superb!
Sodium: 131mgCalcium: 93mgVitamin C: 8mgVitamin A: 32186IUSugar: 10gFiber: 8gPotassium: 839mgCalories: 305calSaturated Fat: 1gFat: 10gProtein: 6gCarbohydrates: 50gIron: 2mg
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