Stuffed sweet potatoes with quinoa and avocado sauce


Discover a mouthwatering vegan recipe that will satisfy your taste buds and nourish your body. Our Stuffed Sweet Potatoes with Quinoa and Avocado Sauce are a delightful combination of wholesome ingredients and vibrant flavours. With the perfect blend of sweet potatoes, protein-rich quinoa, and a creamy avocado sauce, this dish is a true winner.

Not only does this recipe offer a tantalising taste experience, but it also provides numerous health benefits, thanks to the star ingredient: quinoa. Quinoa is a nutrient-packed grain-like seed that has been cherished for centuries. 

Here are a few reasons why quinoa is an excellent addition to your diet:

  1. High in Protein: Quinoa is a complete protein, meaning it contains all nine essential amino acids. This makes it an ideal choice for vegans and vegetarians looking to meet their protein needs.
  2. Rich in Fiber: Quinoa is an excellent source of dietary fiber, which promotes healthy digestion, aids in maintaining a healthy weight, and helps keep you feeling full and satisfied.
  3. Nutrient-Dense: Quinoa is packed with essential nutrients such as magnesium, iron, zinc, and B-vitamins. These nutrients play vital roles in supporting energy production, brain function, immune system health, and more.
  4. Gluten-Free: Quinoa is naturally gluten-free, making it a safe and nutritious option for individuals with gluten sensitivities or those following a gluten-free diet.

By incorporating quinoa into our Stuffed Sweet Potatoes, we elevate the nutritional value of this already delicious dish. So, get ready to indulge in a wholesome and satisfying culinary adventure that will leave you craving for more.

Video recipe:

Prep time: 10 minutes

Cook time: 30 minutes

Total time: 40 minutes

Servings: 4



🌱4 sweet potatoes

🌱150 g quinoa

🌱300 ml water

🌱200 g canned black beans

🌱100 g corn

🌱1 scallion stick

🌱1 bell pepper

🌱3 Tbsp olive oil

🌱1/2 tsp cayenne pepper

🌱2 avocados

🌱150 ml unsweetened plant-based yogurt

🌱Salt & pepper to taste

How to prepare:

  1. Begin by thoroughly washing the sweet potatoes and using a fork to poke a few holes in them. Then, bake them in the oven for approximately 30 minutes.
  2. While the sweet potatoes are baking, cook the quinoa by boiling it according to the package instructions.
  3. Once the quinoa is cooked, transfer it to a large mixing bowl and add canned black beans, corn, chopped scallions, and bell peppers.
  4. Season the quinoa mixture with cayenne pepper, salt, and pepper. Drizzle some olive oil on top.
  5. Mix all the ingredients in the bowl thoroughly to ensure they are well combined.
  6. By this time, the sweet potatoes should be ready. Remove them from the oven and carefully slice them in half. Scoop out some of the potato pulp, leaving a thick layer attached to the skin.
  7. Stuff the sweet potato halves with the quinoa mixture, filling them generously.
  8. Now, let’s prepare the sauce that will bring all the flavours together. Mash two avocados and combine them with plant-based yogurt. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  9. Finally, serve the stuffed sweet potatoes with a dollop of the avocado-yogurt sauce on top.

Enjoy your delicious meal!


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