Baked Yams Stuffed with Roasted Spiced Veggies

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Baked Yams Stuffed with Roasted Spiced veggies is a vegetarian forward recipe with blended flavours, nutritionally packed and super easy to make. Keep it simple tonight with this hearty vegan baked yam dish.

Details.

The delicious yams are first baked, then the yams are filled with roasted veggies such as chickpeas, squash, mushrooms and bell peppers. The veggies are flavoured with olive oil and a pinch of curry powder. To finish this most delicious vegan meal, the baked yams are topped with freshly made salsa.

For a meatless dinner, these yams are exceptional! This simple to prepare vegan meal is hearty, delicious and super healthy!

Are yams healthy?

Yams are made up of complex carbs and fiber, making them a low glycemic food. The antioxidants in yams are outstanding. Yams are a good source of vitamin A and C both help fight viruses such as flu and help with healthy immune function.

Ingredients

  • 2 medium yams, about 10 oz. each
  • ½ cup cooked chickpeas
  • ½ cup cubed squash ( the cubes should be small, about 1/2-inch in size)
  • ½ cup quartered small button mushrooms
  • ½ yellow bell pepper, sliced
  • 1 Tbsp. extra virgin olive oil
  • ½ tsp. GF curry powder
  • EASY SALSA TOPPING
  • 1 medium size tomato, chopped
  • 1 Tbsp. fresh lime juice
  • 1 garlic clove minced
  • ¼ cup chopped fresh cilantro
  • ¼ tsp. GF ground cumin
  • 1 Tbsp. extra virgin olive oil
  • Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste
  • Garnish: fresh avocado slices
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    Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 425 F
  • Wash and scrub the yams, then pat dry and prick with a sharp knife couple of times. Bake for 50 - 60 minutes until tender
  • While the yams are baking prepare the veggies. Combine the veggies with 1 tablespoon of olive oil curry powder and season with salt and pepper
  • Place seasoned veggies on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Roast on the lower rack in the oven while the yams are baking for 15 minutes or until tender.
  • For the salsa, mix the ingredients with olive oil and season with salt and pepper. Set aside
  • To serve, cut an X in the top of each yam and press the flesh upward. Top with roasted veggies and salsa. Garnish with fresh avocado


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