These vegan Stuffed Sweet Potatoes with Peanut Sauce will change your sweet potato game! This recipe takes your basic baked sweet potato and stuffs it with an assortment of yum – black beans, banana chips, lime, cilantro and a creamy peanut sauce!
Last week I participated in an Asian street food cooking class. We made fresh spring rolls, steamed bao buns, pickled veggies, wontons and they treated us to some delicious coconut ice cream.
During class, we dipped our spring rolls in a couple different sauces – one was a simple peanut sauce. I have come to the conclusion that if you establish a good arsenal of versatile sauces it makes dinner a cinch!
I’ve been working on my favorite sauces. Here are just a few:
How to Make Healthy Black Bean Stuffed Sweet Potatoes
For these vegan stuffed sweet potatoes, you’ll need:
- sweet potatoes
- black beans
- peanut sauce: sriracha, soy sauce, peanut butter, rice vinegar
- banana chips
Step 1: Bake Sweet Potatoes
The potatoes will take about 40 minutes to bake.
Step 2: Prep all toppings + peanut sauce.
The topping for these black bean stuffed sweet potatoes are very simple. There is no cooking involved – just prep. So while the sweet potatoes bake, you can mix the sauce and prep these toppings.
Try not to resist snacking on banana chips and peanuts while you wait!
Step 3: Slice Baked Potatoes + Top!
The creamy peanut sauce is what sends these potatoes into the category of sweet potato bliss! They are nutty, tangy, sweet, plant-based protein packed and perfect for a healthy + easy vegetarian or vegan lunch or dinner. And easily portable for meal preps for the work week.
This quick dinner recipe takes your basic baked sweet potato and stuffs it with an assortment of yum – black beans, banana chips, lime, cilantro and a creamy peanut sauce!
- 1/2 cup hot water
- 1/2 cup unseasoned rice vinegar
- 4-5 Tablespoon granulated sugar
- 1 tsp sriracha
- 3/4 cup creamy natural peanut butter
- 1/2 tsp kosher salt or soy sauce
- 4 medium sweet potatoes, baked
- 1 1 15oz can black beans, drained and rinsed
- 1 recipe peanut sauce, above
- 1/4 cup crushed roasted peanuts
- 1/4 cup roughly chopped banana chips (optional)
- 1 bunch cilantro, chopped
- 1 lime, sliced into wedges
In a large bowl, mix the hot water, rice vinegar and sugar until completely dissolved.
Add the sriracha and peanut butter. Whisk vigorously to emulsify. It will thicken as the sauce comes together and cools. If it's too thick, you can add a little extra hot water until you reach the consistency you desire.
Add salt or soy sauce and taste. Add more sugar or sriracha if desired.
Bake the sweet potatoes. About 40 min at 400F depending on the size your potatoes.
Prepare the peanut sauce and other toppings while the potatoes are baking.
Cut the baked potatoes in half, score with a knife and top with black beans, peanut sauce, cilantro, peanuts and banana chips.
Squeeze a lime wedge over the top!
*There will be extra peanut sauce left over from this recipe.
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Sauces really do make or break a dinner. I just love your idea of using sweet potatoes in this recipe- this seems like a sort of deconstructed African peanut soup or something. I want to eat it off my screen! 🙂
Thanks Sarah! You’re right – it is like deconstructed peanut soup! Hope you enjoy it and the leftover sauce can inspire another meal the next day!
Wow this sound and look delicious. I love sweet potatoes, but have never tried stuffing them. I like the idea of putting the banana chips in – that sound tasty with the beans. . Thank you for sharing on Real Food Fridays. Pinned & tweeted!
Thanks Marla! The banana chips give them an extra sweet crunch! You can’t go wrong with a sweet potato!
Of Goats and Greens
A perfect way to treat sweet potatoes! Thanks!
Kate | The Veg Space
Oh these look amazing!! I love peanut sauce – it goes with almost anything but love the idea of the peanut and sweet potato combination – yum!
I agree – Peanut Sauce is awesome on everything! The banana chips give this a tropical feel.
Rebecca @ Strength and Sunshine
I am just loving that peanut sauce!
Your sweet potatoes look delicious. Love the way you have served them. I love sweet potatoes and am stuck sometimes on how to serve them. I love the sauce you have created.
Thanks Mina! It’s fun to dress up potatoes – they are a blank slate for flavors. I even saw someone put blueberries on them the other day!