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Curried Coconut Lentil Stuffed Sweet Potato Bowls

Packed with nutrients, flavor and color, sweet potatoes are the perfect edible bowl for creamy, spiced lentils.
Course Entree, Side Dish
Cuisine American
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 354 kcal
Author The Foodie Physician


  • 4 medium sweet potatoes scrubbed clean
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • ¾ cup finely chopped onion (about ½ medium onion)
  • 1 clove garlic, finely chopped
  • 1 tablespoon curry powder
  • 1 cup lentils du Puy French green lentils
  • 3 cups water
  • ½ cup light coconut milk
  • ½ teaspoon kosher salt
  • ¼ teaspoon black pepper
  • ½ teaspoon red or white wine vinegar
  • ¼ cup plain low fat Greek yogurt
  • Cilantro leaves for garnish


  1. Preheat oven to 400°F.
  2. Pierce the sweet potatoes several times with a knife. Place them on a lined baking sheet and bake in the oven until soft, about 45 minutes. Remove from oven and let cool slightly.
  3. While the sweet potatoes are baking, make the lentils. Heat the oil in a medium saucepan over medium heat. Add the onion and cook a few minutes until they start to soften. Add the garlic and curry powder and cook another minute until fragrant. Add the lentils and water and bring to a boil. Reduce to a simmer and cook 30 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  4. Stir in the coconut milk, salt, pepper and vinegar and simmer another 5-10 minutes until the lentils are creamy and fully cooked (they will still have a little bite).
  5. Cut a slit lengthwise down the sweet potatoes and spread them open. Mash the flesh with a fork to soften it and spoon the lentils on top. Add a dollop of Greek yogurt to each one and top with fresh cilantro and freshly ground black pepper.
Nutrition Facts
Curried Coconut Lentil Stuffed Sweet Potato Bowls
Amount Per Serving
Calories 354 Calories from Fat 54
% Daily Value*
Fat 6g9%
Saturated Fat 2g13%
Sodium 400mg17%
Potassium 963mg28%
Carbohydrates 59g20%
Fiber 19g79%
Sugar 7g8%
Protein 15g30%
Vitamin A 18475IU370%
Vitamin C 7.7mg9%
Calcium 86mg9%
Iron 4.9mg27%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.