Roasted sweet potato stuffed with quinoa and cheese: vegetarian recipe

I always intend to cook more with sweet potato or sweet potato, but my excessive passion for pumpkin makes me forget a little about this other orange tuber. Thank goodness the nets inspire me from time to time to prepare recipes like this roasted sweet potato stuffed with quinoa and cheese.

The original recipe proposes roasting the sweet potato twice, cutting it in half first, but that day I had the oven busy with bread so I did the first steaming. You can choose any method including swapping the quinoa for the filling with couscous, rice or a combination of cereals and legumes. It is difficult to err with this simple and healthy recipe.

Ingredients

For 2 persons
  • Sweet potato 2
  • Cooked quinoa 100 g
  • Goat cheese 40 g
  • Garlic granulated to taste
  • Sweet paprika to taste
  • Hot paprika to taste
  • Ground cumin to taste
  • Ground black pepper to taste
  • Extra virgin olive oil 15 ml
  • Parmesan cheese, grana padano, manchego, emmental ...
  • Basil to taste
  • Lemon optional

How to make roasted sweet potato stuffed with quinoa and cheese

Difficulty: easy
  • Total time 1 hour
  • Elaboration 10 m
  • Cooking 50 m

Preheat the oven to 200ºC. Wash the sweet potatoes well and cut in half with a good knife. Steam for about 30-40 minutes or roast in a lightly greased pan with the cut side down. They must be tender, that can be pierced with a knife without difficulty.

Cook the quinoa if it is not already ready. I recommend cooking a good amount to have leftovers for another day. Follow the directions on the package, without going over cooking so that it does not completely dispose of, and rinse well. Mix with cheese and spices.

When the sweet potatoes do not burn to the touch, remove much of the meat while preserving the structure of the skin, without breaking it. Add to the quinoa, season and add the olive oil. Mix everything very well and fill the sweet potatoes. Add cheese to taste and bake with the gratin until golden brown. Serve with fresh thyme and a touch of lemon, optional.

What to accompany the roasted sweet potatoes

A simple fresh salad, seasonal vegetables or legumes can complete this plate of roasted sweet potatoes stuffed with quinoa. Depending on the size of the portions and our needs, we can compose a more complete menu, also serving a meat or fish dish, or choose a vegetarian alternative. We have the option of leaving the stuffed sweet potatoes ready for baking later.

Tags:  Vegetables And Legumes Meats And Birds Desserts 

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