Vegan Walnut Pesto Stuffed Sweet Potatoes

November 10, 2018

Vegan Walnut Pesto Stuffed Sweet Potatoes

Is this your first whole food plant-based holiday? This year, blow your holiday dinner guest away with this Vegan Walnut Pesto Stuffed Sweet Potato dish. It’s unique, it’s comforting, it’s delicious, and it’s so incredibly healthy. And it's packed with nutrients - like beta-carotene, vitamin C, fiber, iron, and calcium - to keep you plant strong through the holidays!

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 3-5 minutes in the microwave 

Servings: 2


-2 sweet potatoes

-1 cup of arugula

-1 cup of fresh basil

-1 cup of walnuts

-2 cloves of garlic, minced

-2 TBS of nutritional yeast

-A few TBS of water

-Sea salt and pepper to taste


  1. Microwave 2 sweet potatoes until soft (or bake in the oven)
  2. Pulse together in a food processor: Arugula, basil, walnuts, garlic, sea salt and pepper.
  3. Add nutritional yeast and water and pulse again until you’ve reached a chunky pest consistency.


Nutritional Highlights: 

Excellent Source of Dietary Fiber (must declare total fat next to fiber claim if product is not low in fat), Excellent Source of Protein, Excellent Source of Vitamin A, Good Source of Vitamin C, Good Source of Calcium, Good Source of Iron

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