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Baked Sweet Potatoes with Hummus

Sweet potatoes are super versatile, you just have to think outside of the traditional “sweet box” that they often are put in!  This recipe gives you a savory sweet potato that pairs beautifully with a green salad.

Baked Sweet Potatoes with Hummus

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By: The Fit Vegetarian
Posted in: Side Dish, Snacks
4 servings
Prep Time
10 minutes
Cook Time
70 minutes


  • 4 sweet potatoes
  • 1 tsp sea salt flakes
  • 1-2 cups baby kale leaves
  • ½ tsp dried chili flakes
  • 1 Tbsp + 1 tsp extra-virgin olive oil
  • Sea salt and cracked black pepper
  • 1 sweet onion, chopped
  • 1 cup (260g) store-bought hummus (no preservatives)


  1. Preheat oven to 200°C.

  2. Place the sweet potatoes on a baking sheet, pierce with a fork and rub with salt. Bake for 60-70 minutes, or until cooked.

  3. While the sweet potatoes are cooking, place the kale, chili, oil salt and pepper on a baking sheet with parchment paper and toss to combine. Cook for 8–10 minutes or until golden. Set aside.

  4. Heat a sauté pan to medium-high heat. Add 1 tsp. of olive oil and add chopped onions. Sauté until golden brown. (about 15-18 minutes)

  5. Cut the sweet potatoes in half, and top with the hummus, caramelized onion and crispy kale to serve.

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