Dressed to the Nines Sweet Potato

  • prep time20 min
  • total time 80 min
  • serves 4

This is one of those awesome, simple family meals that will make everyone happy because they get to customize their own sweet’tater. 

38 Ratings
Directions for: Dressed to the Nines Sweet Potato


4 organic sweet potatoes

2 Tbsp avocado oil, coconut oil, or organic ghee

½ red onion

1 clove garlic, minced

1 14 oz can organic beans of choice, drained and rinsed

6 cups greens, trimmed and sliced into ribbons

2 Tbsp fresh lemon juice

¼ tsp Sambal Olek

red pepper flakes, or your favorite hot sauce

sea salt


1. Preheat the oven to 400°F. Scrub the sweet potatoes and prick them in a few places with a fork (this gives them room to breathe as they bake). Place them on a baking sheet and bake until soft all the way through, 45 minutes to 1 hour.

2. While the sweet potatoes are baking, heat the oil in a medium pan and add the onion and garlic. Cook until soft. Add the beans and cook for 5 minutes, stirring occasionally.

3. Remove from the heat and stir in your greens (the heat will wilt them). Add your lemon juice, sambal, and sea salt to taste.

4. Remove the sweet potatoes from the oven. To serve, slice each sweet potato through the middle and top with beans + greens mix and your optional add-ons.

Tips and Substitutions

Optional Add-ons:
Hemp Seeds (protein bonus)
Toasted sunflower or pumpkin seeds
Fresh sprouts
Tempeh bits
Tahini dressing

*Make It Protein-Powered!
Swap the beans for 1 lb pastured, organic protein of choice such as ground beef, chicken, or turkey. Cook the meat just until browned and then use in place of the beans.

Source and Credits

Excerpted from The UnDiet Cookbook: 130 Gluten-Free Recipes for a Healthy and Awesome Life by Meghan Telpner. Copyright © 2015 Meghan Telpner. Food Photography Copyright © 2015 Maya Visnyei Photography. Lifestyle Photography Copyright © 2015 Catherine Farguharson. Excerpted by permission of Appetite by Random House, a Penguin Random House company. All rights reserved.

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