The genius of these sweet potatoes roasted with a little olive oil, maple syrup , salt and pepper is something rare and beautiful. Add the chickpeas and you have a powerful warming dish of health benefits – can be eaten warm or cold.
“Sweet potatoes are an excellent source of vitamin C, vitamin A and potassium. They help keep your eyes and skin healthy and help protect against infections.”
Sweet Potato with Chickpeas
Serves 6 as a side dish
1 large sweet potato
1 x 400g can of chickpeas (preferably organic) or you can soak your own overnight
1 tablespoon of olive oil
1 tablespoon maple syrup
salt and pepper to taste
What do I do now?
Peel your sweet potato and preheat the oven to 180 degrees celsius.
Cut into long strips (like large fries / hot chips)
Place on a baking tray and drizzle with olive oil, maple syrup, salt and pepper.
Roast for 20 minutes.
Add the chickpeas, mix and roast for further 20 minutes.
Anything else I should know?
Eat and enjoy! These are yum!