Agave Lime and Quinoa Stuffed Sweet Potatoes

by Stephanie Tulman on March 7, 2013

Stuffed Sweet Pot with Dressing Hello, my friends!!  I was super excited to get back in the kitchen today.  Back on track in more ways than one:  cooking, eating clean and blogging.  AND, it was a beautiful and sunny 80 degree day here in the valley of the sun.  The thought of comfort food seemed to be out the window, along with winter (even though it’s very wintery throughout the rest of the country!) and I wanted to create something more fun and reminiscent of warmer weather!  The ‘fiesta’ like stuffing I created for this Quinoa Stuffed Sweet Potato is inspired by my Salsa Vancouver which you’ll see me post when it’s actually Spring/Summer for everyone ;)

Potato Gloves I bought these potato scrubbing gloves a few years ago and haven’t used them in quite a while.  They are fun to use and work really well.  There’s a lot of nutrients in the skin of potatoes, so whenever possible, scrub them really well so that you can eat the whole potato!  You can also use them for any other tougher skinned vegetable.  My Mom uses these gloves frequently.  It might be one of the more popular gifts I’ve given her.  If you’re trying to find a gift for a cook, these are awesome and you can order them straight through my site by clicking here!!!

Sweet POtato Stuffings Raw I’m taking another trip next week – this time to Houston, Texas!  I’ve never seen Houston before, so I’m super excited.  Not sure yet where I’ll be eating but I’m sure I’ll have pictures and dishes to share!  I’m also really excited because there is a Pure Barre Houston nearby to the hotel!  However, with the schedule for work, and the schedule for the studio, I can only make the 6am class.  Should we make bets on if I’ll make it?!?!   Seeing a Pure Barre studio in another state is like the 1990’s novelty of visiting as many Hard Rock Cafe’s as possible!  Are those still in existence?!?

Sweet Pot Stuffing Cooked Quinoa is the superfood of the century.  I’ve decided to declare it as such. :)  It is pleasing to almost everyone.  Even the pickier palates can find a way to enjoy quinoa.  It’s as versatile as rice and I think has pretty much kicked rice back to the 1990’s with the Hard Rock Cafe’s of the world.

Quinoa Fiesta Stuffed Sweet Potato This is perf for Vegan Ashley and I might halve the quinoa and add half ground turkey for the carnivores.  Hope you enjoy today’s post and recipe.  Drop me a line and let me know what you think!  I love hearing from you all!  :)

xo, This Chick

Agave Lime and Quinoa Stuffed Sweet Potatoes

Agave Lime and Quinoa Stuffed Sweet Potatoes

Ingredients

  • 2 medium sweet potatoes
  • 3/4 cup uncooked quinoa
  • 1 1/4 cup water
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1/2 medium red onion, chopped
  • 1 medium tomato
  • 7 oz. black beans, rinsed (1/2 of a can)
  • 1/3 cup cilantro, chopped
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 avocado, chopped
  • 3 Tbs. olive oil, divided
  • 1 Tbs agave
  • 1 Tbs cider vinegar
  • 1/4 cup lime juice (should be 1 lime)

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Scrub the potatoes well. Pierce several times with a fork and place on a foil lined baking sheet. Bake for 1 hour.
  2. Rinse the quinoa and put in a pot with the water, add salt if desired. Bring to a boil. Once boiling, reduce heat, cover and simmer for 10-15 minutes, or until water is absorbed.
  3. Dice the red onion and sauté with 1 Tbs. of the olive oil and the garlic cloves over medium heat for about 3-4 minutes. Just to soften and take out the famous 'bite' from red onions.
  4. Deseed the tomato and dice into 1/4 inch squares. Chop the avocado. Finely chop the cilantro. Add the diced tomato, sautéed red onion, rinsed black beans, avocado and cilantro to the cooked quinoa. Gently toss to combine.
  5. Prepare the Agave-Lime dressing by whisking together the remaining 2 Tbs. of olive oil, agave, cider vinegar and lime juice.
  6. When the sweets are done, slice in half lengthwise. Sprinkle the salt and pepper inside and then spoon the quinoa mixture into the potato - the amount is whatever your heart desires!
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Tracy B March 11, 2013 at 3:51 pm

Making this tonight! Any tips for rising quinoa? I love this stuff but make a mess every time! Keep the delicious recipes coming:)

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Stephanie Tulman March 11, 2013 at 4:26 pm

Oh be sure to let me know how it turns out!! Just make sure you simmer the quinoa until the water is absorbed. Follow the instructions on the packaging and you should be all set! Or I hear you can do it in a rice cooker, but I haven’t tried!

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Robin March 8, 2013 at 6:36 am

Made this last night and it was amazing!!! Definitely will be adding this into my rotation!! Great work girl – keep the yummy recipes coming!! :)

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Stephanie Tulman March 9, 2013 at 5:50 pm

So happy to hear you loved it!! TO stretch out the food and give yourself another day or two of meals…use the leftover quinoa mix on its own or add it to a protein! ;)

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