A green goddess quinoa stuffed sweet potato on a plate, topped with a few chopped walnut pieces and daikon radish sprouts. Scallions are in the background.

If you’re looking for an easy, healthy meal prep meal for spring then consider these green goddess quinoa stuffed sweet potatoes! If you’ve been around my site for long, you might be surprised to see “quinoa stuffed sweet potatoes” in a sentence used by me, but alas, here we are.

Because my vegan green goddess dressing is secretly made from tofu (tofu!) these jewels pack in some filling nutrients without having to awkwardly add beans or anything like that. The verdant green dressing mixes beautifully with quinoa, and it’s delicious either warm or cold, making these great for lunches. For more textural contrast and greens, I mix in toasted walnuts and some sprouts, arugula or watercress.

Creamy green goddess dressing being poured into a bowl of cooked quinoa and then mixed in

The hearty sweet potato encases everything and provides a nice complementary flavor. If it’s easier for your needs, you can also cube and roast the sweet potato and make the whole thing into a goddess quinoa salad. No judgment here.

I try my darnedest to buy seasonal and local produce, but in winter I turn to citrus and fresh herbs from the supermarket to spruce up my root veggies and tubers.  I’m not about to make a vegan cucumber salad right now or anything, but I am at peace with a produce splurge here and there.

A sweet potato on a gray plate stuffed with green quinoa and topped with bean sprouts and chopped fresh parsley

These green goddess quinoa-stuffed sweet potatoes are my winter-meets-spring meal. Warm, nourishing, wintery sweet potatoes, fluffy quinoa, and a bright garlic herb dressing, with the crunch of walnuts and the bittery freshness of greens. Perfect for the fact that it’s almost April yet also still below freezing. :/

I don’t think it’s my job to tell you how to bake sweet potatoes or how to cook quinoa, so check out those links if you need a refresher (I seem to need one every single time I make quinoa). The vegan green goddess dressing is the most important part (along with the crunch from the walnuts and sprouts) and I’ve got you covered there. Enjoy!

Green Goddess Quinoa Stuffed Sweet Potatoes

Sweet potatoes stuffed with quinoa tossed with my healthy garlic herb dressing. Topped with toasted walnuts and fresh greens for a fresh and tasty meal. Recipe time includes cooking the sweet potatoes and quinoa.

Total Time 1 hour 15 minutes
Total Yield 1 stuffed sweet potato
Calories Per Serving 358 kcal

Ingredients

  • 4 baked medium sweet potatos skin intact
  • 2 cups cooked quinoa (from about 3/4 cup dry)
  • 1 recipe vegan green goddess dressing
  • 1/4 cup chopped toasted walnuts (or use pepitas or hemp seeds for nut-free)
  • 2 cups watercress, arugula, or sprouts (or greens of choice)

Instructions

  1. Stir together the cooked quinoa with the green goddess dressing, to taste. (I use almost all of it because I like my quinoa saucy). Mix in the chopped walnuts.

  2. Slice open each sweet potato lengthwise and scoop about 1/4 of the quinoa mixture inside. Top with a generous handful of your greens or sprouts.

Recipe Notes

Delicious hot or cold!

NUTRITION: Nutrition facts are calculated assuming the full dressing recipe is used.

Nutrition Facts

Green Goddess Quinoa Stuffed Sweet Potatoes

Amount Per Serving (1 quinoa stuffed sweet potato)

Calories 358 Calories from Fat 90

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 10g 15%

Saturated Fat 1g 5%

Polyunsaturated Fat 5g

Monounsaturated Fat 1g

Potassium 852mg 24%

Total Carbohydrates 53g 18%

Dietary Fiber 8g 32%

Sugars 7g

Protein 18g 36%

Vitamin A 424%

Vitamin C 87%

Calcium 15%

Iron 30%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

And here is one old photo from the earlier (2014) version of this post, for the sake of a trip down memory lane:

A large baked sweet potato on a ceramic plate, cut in half and stuffed with green quinoa and topped with chopped watercress.



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