March Recipes

Mediterranean Sweet Potatoes with Whipped Feta

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Plate of Mediterranean Sweet Potatoes with Whipped Feta
Hands On:
25 minutes
Total Time:
80 minutes
Serves:
4

Ingredients

  • 2 (8- to 9-oz.) sweet potatoes
  • 4 tbsp Gustare Vita olive oil, divided
  • 1 tsp kosher salt, divided
  • 1 tsp Hy-Vee coarse-ground black pepper, divided
  • ½ (8-oz.) Soirée traditional chunk feta, crumbled, plus additional for garnish
  • ½ cup Hy-Vee plain Greek yogurt
  • 1 tsp lemon zest
  • 1 cup Hy-Vee canned no salt added garbanzo beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1 cup Hy-Vee sweet grape tomatoes, quartered
  • 1 small shallot, finely sliced
  • ¼ cup Hy-Vee jumbo queen green olives, drained and sliced, plus additional 1 tablespoon brine
  • ¼ cup Hy-Vee Greek kalamata olives, drained and sliced, plus additional 1 tablespoon brine
  • 2 tbsp Gustare Vita capers, undrained
  • 2 tbsp fresh mint, chopped
  • 2 tbsp Italian parsley, chopped, plus additional for garnish
  • 1 tsp fresh lemon juice
  • 6 clove(s) garlic, minced
  • Black sesame seeds, for garnish
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Preparation

1
Preheat oven to 400°. Line large rimmed baking pan with foil. Spray with nonstick spray and set aside.
2
Cut sweet potatoes in half lengthwise. Place, cut sides up, in prepared baking pan. Drizzle with 2 tablespoons olive oil; season with ½ teaspoon each salt and black pepper. Bake 50 to 55 minutes or until fork-tender, turning halfway through.
3
Place feta, Greek yogurt, and lemon zest in a food processor. Cover and pulse until smooth. With processor running, slowly pour in remaining 2 tablespoons olive oil; process 1 to 2 more minutes or until smooth. Set aside.
4
Combine garbanzo beans, tomatoes, shallot, green olives, Kalamata olives, 1 tablespoon each green and Kalamata olive brines, undrained capers, mint, 2 tablespoons parsley, lemon juice, garlic, and remaining ½ teaspoon each salt and pepper in a medium bowl.
5
To serve, top each sweet potato half with ¼ cup whipped feta and ¾ cup garbanzo bean mixture. Garnish with additional feta and parsley, if desired.

Nutrition Facts

Serves: 4
Amount Per Serving
Calories:440
% Daily Value*
Total Fat: 24g 31%
Saturated Fat: 4.5g
Trans Fat: 0g
Cholesterol: 20mg 7%
Sodium: 1650mg 72%
Total Carbohydrate: 41g 15%
Dietary Fiber: 8g 29%
Sugars: 9g 18%
Protein: 15g 30%

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