This simple, delicious and nutritious vegan sweet potato bowl recipe is a must-try!

Vegan Sweet Potato Bowl Recipe

Sweet Potato Bowls

Simple, delicious and nutritious
Course Main Course
Servings 4


Sweet Potato Bowl Ingredients

  • 4 medium-sized sweet potatoes
  • 1 cup red onion, chopped fine
  • 2 cans black beans, drained and rinsed
  • 2 ears corn or equivalent frozen
  • 2 cups kale or spinach, shredded
  • 2 tsp cumin
  • 2 tsp chili powder
  • 1 tsp turmeric
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Cherry tomatoes and/or avocado slices

Cashew Cream Ingredients (adapted from Vegan Comfort Classics, by Lauren Toyota)

  • 1.5 cups raw cashews
  • 2 tbsp resh lemon juice
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  • Prick the sweet potatoes all over with a fork and bake on a lined baking sheet at 425 degrees for approximately 1 hour or until tender.
  • In the meantime, make the cashew cream by soaking cashews in 1.5 cups of hot water for 30 minutes, and then combining the cashews and soaking water with all other ingredients, and processing in a blender until smooth and creamy. Add more water if necessary.
  • In a skillet, sauté the onion until soft.
  • Add the beans, corn, kale and spices, and heat for approximately 5 minutes.
  • Place the baked sweet potatoes on individual plates and layer with the bean mixture, sliced tomatoes and avocado, and cashew cream.


Nutrition Notes
Sweet Potatoes - zero fat, rich in antioxidants, and packed with beta-carotene, vitamin C, manganese, and fiber
Black beans - protein powerhouses with none of the fat. Also high in fiber, potassium, thiamine, folate, magnesium, and iron
Corn - High in fiber, B vitamins, and potassium, and low on the glycemic index
Kale - One of the most nutritious, low-cal foods on the planet. Loaded with beta-carotene, vitamin K, vitamin C, vitamin B6, magnesium, manganese, calcium, potassium, omega-3s, antioxidants...
Cashews - Cholesterol-free, protein-rich, and a great source of vitamin K. Also a healthy source of monosaturated fat that helps boost heart health. Just eat in moderation
Tomatoes - High in lycopene, vitamin C, potassium, folate