The japanese sweet potato. It begs to be topped and stuffed with delicious beans, greens, and sauces; it wants to be your main course.
One of us loves sweet potatoes; one of us is on the fence. But when it comes to the Japanese sweet potato, there is no divide. They are so wonderful! Not as sweet as a regular sweet potato, and with a texture similar to an Idaho potato, these are now a staple in our pantry. At breakfast with an egg, in our lunch topped with a salad, or at dinner with protein and veggies; this sweet potato is our star!
We told you about this sweet potato, and this one is just as fabulous. We’ve loaded up the potato with butter beans, Raspberry Habanero BBQ Hempeh from Smiling Hara , cherry tomatoes, arugula dressed with Bro Joe’s Original Grapefruit, raw sunflower seeds, and heirloom salt from J.Q. Dickinson Salt-Works.
We adore Smiling Hara, but you could alaways substitute with your favorite tempeh and bbq sauce. Bro Joe’s are the perfect size bottles of dressing for us, plus they cut out all the crap ingredients. However, a citrus based dressing of your choice will work (just be mindful of the label!).
We’ve set the servings to 1 main course, but the recipe can easily serve two as a large side, or multiplied to accomodate more bellies. In fact, go ahead and bake multiple potatoes, because you’re going to want seconds.