Sweet Potato Boats With Caramelized Onions

What interesting things have you all been up to this week? 🙂 I’ve been busy in the kitchen, whipping up your latest treat to indulge in! I made these super easy sweet potato boats the other day, for lunch, and they turned out better than expected! So many flavors, in one bite! These gorgeous sweet potato boats are baked with a pinch of black pepper, a drizzle of my lemon infused olive oil, and generously topped with caramelized onion slices.

Sounds appetizing, right? It gets better!

To finish, I added some freshly chopped parsley, garlic cloves, and mint leaves, and drizzled a bit of whole grain tahini on top of all that goodness.

It’s healthy, vegan, and a great dish to serve as a first entree! 🙂

sweet potato boats

What You’ll Need

  • 2 Sweet Potatoes
  • A drizzle of Infused Olive Oil
  • 1 Large Onion
  • A handful of Fresh Parsley
  • 8 Cherry Tomatoes
  • 3 Garlic Cloves
  • 10 Fresh Mint Leaves
  • 2 Tablespoons of Whole Grain Tahini
  • 1 Lemon
  • Black Pepper to taste


1. Preheat the oven to 392 degrees F (200 C), then cut the sweet potatoes in half, and place them on a baking tray, lined with baking paper. For this recipe, I used my lemon and thyme infused olive oil, as it adds an extra zing to the dish!

2. Next, lightly brush the top of the sweet potato with the infused olive oil, add a pinch of black pepper, and pop the tray into the oven for around 20 minutes, until the sweet potato softens.

stuffed sweet potatoes

To Assemble Our Sweet Potato Boats 

1. Wash, and slice the cherry tomatoes into quarters, and set aside, while we caramelize the onion.

2. Peel the onion, cut it in half, then, lay it flat on your chopping board, and slice into long strips.

3. Next, heat up a pan, and add a tablespoon of infused olive oil, along with the sliced onion. Occasionally toss, until they start to brown, then transfer to a bowl, and add the cherry tomatoes to the same pan, to saute, for a couple of minutes.

4. Wash and dry the parsley and mint leaves, peel the garlic cloves, and finely chop them all together.

5. For the tahini, place 2 tablespoons of whole grain tahini in a bowl, along with a squeeze of lemon juice.

6. Slowly add in water, until you’ve reached the desired consistency of your tahini, then add a pinch of black pepper, and set aside, while we assemble our sweet potato boats.

sweet potato boats

Almost finished

7. Evenly divide the tomatoes and caramelized onion, between the halved sweet potatoes, then repeat, with the freshly chopped greens.

8. Finally, add a drizzle of whole grain tahini, and enjoy immediately!

What an exquisite dish, right? 🙂 Don’t forget to pin it for later 🙂

stuffed sweet potatoes

How about some Scrumptious No Bake Energy Bites for dessert? Only 4 ingredients!

no bake energy bites

Let me know how yours turn out, I’d love to hear!

Lots of love from Elinor, Let’s Brighten Up xo

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6 thoughts on “Sweet Potato Boats With Caramelized Onions

    1. Thank you 🙂 Agreed, sweet potatoes are SO good! Oh Jacqueline, I know exactly what you mean! I also haven’t started making dinner yet xx

    1. It sounds like you’ve got a new way to dress up your sweet potato! Thank you Emily! 🙂 I’m glad you like it! xx

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