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Spiced Sweet Potatoes and Chickpeas

Spiced Sweet Potatoes and Chickpeas
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  • 1 cup
    dried chickpeas/garbanzos, soaked in water overnight
  • 3 large
    sweet potatoes, peeled (about 3 pounds)
  • 3/4 cup
    finely chopped yellow onion
  • 2 tablespoon
    melted butter
  • 1 tablespoon
    olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon
  • 2 tablespoons
  • 2 teaspoons
    grated nutmeg
  • 1 tablespoon
    fresh grated ginger
  • 1 clove
    garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon
  • lime, zest and juice
  • 3 tablespoons
    fresh thyme leaves, removed
    fresh ground pepper, to taste
  1. Preheat oven to 425°F.
  2. In a medium pot, bring 3 cups of water to a boil, add the soaked beans. Gently boil for about 50 minutes until the beans are cooked through. Drain.
  3. In the meantime, prepare the peeled potatoes. Cut off the ends and chop them into one inch cubes. Try to make them equal in size, shapes can vary. Put them in a large bowl.
  4. In a small bowl, whisk the lime zest and juice, melted butter, oil, garlic, salt, honey, cinnamon, and nutmeg together. Pour the mix over the big bowl of potatoes, stir. Add the drained chickpeas, onions, 2 tablespoons of the fresh thyme and gently fold to cover everything in the spice mixture.
  5. Spread the goods evenly onto a rimmed baking sheet. Bake at 425°F in the upper third of the oven for 35-40 minutes, gently stirring halfway through for consistent browning.
  6. Let cool a bit before serving, sprinkle fresh pepper, squeeze of lime, taste for salt and sprinkle remaining thyme on top.
Nutritional Information

Makes: 6 servings
  • Calories230
  • Carbohydrates39.7 g
  • Cholesterol10 mg
  • Fat7 g
    • Saturated fat3.1 g
  • Sodium538 mg
  • Protein5 g
* Nutritional Guidelines based on the USDA's MyPlate Standards.
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