Baked Sweet Potatoes Stuffed with Coconut Curried Kale and Chickpeas

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Looking for healthy sweet potato recipes that don’t include brown sugar and butter? Look no further than these stuffed sweet potatoes filled with nothing but healthy, flavorful ingredients. Hearty kale simmered in coconut milk and spices is combined with chickpeas and other veggies for a heart-healthy, filing meal, that is sure to head to the top of your favorites list. It makes an impressive vegetarian main dish or a hearty side dish to a piece of fish or chicken.

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Baked Sweet Potatoes Stuffed with Coconut Curried Kale and Chickpeas

Baked Sweet Potatoes Stuffed with Coconut Curried Kale and Chickpeas

Yields: 4 servings | Serving Size: 1 sweet potato and 1 cup filling| Calories: 464| Total Fat: 16 g | Saturated Fat: 5 g | Trans Fat: 0 g | Cholesterol: 78 | Sodium: 122 mg | Carbohydrates: 70 g | Dietary Fiber: 16 g | Sugars: 6 g | Protein: 17 g | SmartPoints (Freestyle): 9


  • 4 medium sweet potatoes
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 medium leeks, white and light green parts, chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tablespoon grated fresh ginger
  • 1/2 cup chopped sun dried tomatoes
  • 1 tablespoon curry powder
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon ground coriander
  • 1 pound kale leaves, chopped into bite sized pieces
  • 1 cup light coconut milk
  • 1 15 ounce can chickpeas, rinsed and drained
  • Plain yogurt, for serving


  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Bake the sweet potatoes for one hour, or until tender, pricking with a fork halfway through cooking.
  2. About 20 minutes before the sweet potatoes are done baking, heat a large skillet over medium heat. Add the olive oil, followed by the leeks. Cook until soft, about 6 minutes. Add the garlic and ginger and cook for 30 seconds. Add the sun dried tomatoes, spices and kale, and stir until kale starts to wilt slightly. Add the coconut milk and chickpeas and simmer on low heat for about 10 minutes.
  3. To serve, split the baked sweet potatoes, top each with a quarter of the kale mixture and top with a dollop of plain yogurt.

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2 Comments on "Baked Sweet Potatoes Stuffed with Coconut Curried Kale and Chickpeas"

  1. beth  December 18, 2013

    Do you know if this mixture freezes well or not?

    • GaleCompton  December 19, 2013

      Beth, I haven't tried freezing the mixture. It's definitely worth a try. Please keep us posted if you freeze the mixture. 🙂


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