BAKED SWEET POTATO WITH MEDITERRANEAN FILLING

This recipe was inspired by this one by Minimalist Baker, but I changed it a bit making it simpler and more winterish

 

For 2 persons:

 

1 big sweet potato or 2 small

400 g of chickpeas (cooked)

Juice of half lemon

Assafetida

1 tablespoon Tahini

2 tablespoons extravirgin olive oil

1 cup dried tomatoes, sliced

Half cup black olives, pitted

Half cup of salted capers, unsalted

Half cup pine nuts

A handful basil

Salt

Pepper

 

 

Rinse the sweet potato and scrub it well. Cut it in half lengthwise and bake face down at 200°C on a baking tray greased with olive oil for around 50 minutes (around 30 minutes if the potatoes are small) or until they are fork tender.

In the meantime, prepare the hummus blending 100 g chickpeas with 1 tablespoon tahini, a pinch of assafetida, the juice of half lemon, a pinch of salt and pepper. Add some cold water to keep it a bit more liquid than usual.

In a pan heat a tablespoon of  olive oil with a pinch of assafetida and sauté the rest of the chickpeas with the sundried tomatoes, olives, capers and pine nuts. Savour with salt and pepper and continue to sauté for another 10 minutes.

Once potatoes are ready, turn them face up. Scoop some of the pulp out and cover the surface with hummus. Put them back in the over for another 5 minutes. Serve garnishing them with the Mediterranean chickpeas and some fresh basil leaves

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