Sweet Potatoes with ‘Felafel Spiced’ Dates & Hummus


Sweet Potatoes with ‘Felafel Spiced’ Dates & Hummus
In this Middle Eastern inspired vegan dish roasted sweet potatoes are perfectly accompanied by creamy cashew and lemon hummus and spiced dates that are fried until perfectly golden.


Serves 4



½ cup rock salt (optional)

4 medium sweet potatoes

¼ cup extra virgin olive oil

8 fresh medjool dates, pitted and sliced

½ tsp each of coriander, cumin and nigella seeds

¼ tsp crushed chili flakes and dried parsley

100g small sweet potato leaves (or spinach leaves)

Cashew hummus ingredients

1 cup cashews, soaked in warm water for 2 hours

1 tbsp tahini

1 small clove garlic

1 tsp nutritional yeast

¼ cup extra virgin olive oil

¼ cup lemon juice



  1. Preheat oven to 200°C (180 °C fan forced). Scatter salt on a large tray (if using). Place sweet potatoes on the salt and roast for 45 minutes, or until tender when inserted with a skewer.
  2. Meanwhile, to make the cashew hummus, drain the cashews, place in a blender with tahini, garlic and nutritional yeast and blend until smooth. With the blender on, gradually add the oil. Add lemon juice, to season. Refrigerate until ready to serve.
  3. Heat oil a medium non-stick frying pan over medium heat. Add the dates and cook for 2-3 minutes, turning, or until golden. Add the spices, chilli and parsley and take off the heat.
  4. Divide the cashew hummus between plates. Halve the sweet potato, top with dates and serve with sweet potato leaves.


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