Friday 11 September 2015

Posted by Judie on Friday 11 September 2015
An exquisite vegetarian dish. This will honestly blow your taste buds away! In the ingredients I list half a sweet potato per portion, however note that if the potato is quite small, then you should allow a whole one per portion. Serve with a side salad. 

Serves 4
  • 4 large sweet potatoes, scrubbed and rinsed, then pierced several times with a fork
  • 1 cup uncooked quinoa
  • 1 3/4 cup chicken or vegetable broth
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 cup chopped yellow onion
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 1 can (400ml) black beans (or kidney beans), drained and rinsed
  • 1 1/2 cups corn
  • 1/2 tsp ground cumin
  • 1/2 tsp ground paprika
  • 1/4 tsp ground coriander
  • 1/8 tsp cayenne pepper
  • 3 1/2 tbsp fresh lime juice
  • 3 1/2 tbsp honey
  • salt and pepper
  • 3 tbsp coriander leaves, chopped
  • 1/2 cup cheddar cheese (optional)
  • sour cream for serving (optional)
Preheat oven to 200 degrees Celsius. Place sweet potatoes on a baking sheet and bake in preheated oven until tender, about 40 minutes. Meanwhile, in a medium saucepan, bring quinoa and broth to a boil, then reduce heat to low and cover and simmer 15 minutes, or until fluffy. Heat oil in a skillet over medium-high heat. Once hot, add onion and saute until tender, about 4 minutes, adding in garlic during last 30 seconds of sauting. Add onion mixture to cooked quinoa, along with black beans, corn, cumin, paprika, coriander, cayenne, lime juice, honey, and chopped coriander, and toss mixture. Season with salt and pepper to taste. 

Cut cooked sweet potatoes in half and scoop out some of the sweet potato flesh to create a bowl shape, while leaving about 1 cm of sweet potato intact (reserve scooped out potato in refrigerator for another use). Fill sweet potatoes with quinoa mixture, then sprinkle tops evenly with cheese. Transfer to oven and broil until cheese has melted. Serve warm garnished with cilantro and sour cream if desired.

Adapted from Original Recipe

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