Sweet potato and broccoli bake with pumpkin seed pesto

I think this is probably one of the most wholesome vegan recipes I have ever created. Nevertheless it tastes amazing! The combination of sweet potatoes and broccoli is so good and especially the pumpkin seed pesto gives this dish not just flavour but a great amount of protein as well. And this recipe is so easy, preparations only take 10min! It's never been easier to be on a wholefoods plant-based diet. And pumpkin seeds are high in iron among other things so this dish is a great way to add more iron to your diet.


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Sweet potato and broccoli bake with pumpkin seed pesto


Ok, I admit, it's not my prettiest recipe but it tastes great! It's very rich in flavour and yummy. And it also heats up really well, in fact it tastes even better on the second day.


Easy vegan sweet potato bake


This recipe is for two portions but you can up the quantities. If you do so you might need to up the cooking time though to make sure the sweet potatoes are fully cooked.


pumpkin seed pesto poured over veggies


The pumpkin seed pesto is super delicious and versatile. You can also pour it into pasta for example.


healthy sweet potato and broccoli bake


Let me know what you think of you recipe in the comments below.


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INGREDIENTS (2 portions):


Step 1 - pumpkin seed pesto:

  • 300ml water
  • 100g pumpkin seeds
  • 3-4 tbsp soy sauce
  • 3 tbsp lemon juice
  • 3 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • Black pepper to taste

Step 2:

  • 500g sweet potatoes
  • 250g broccoli


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Step 1 - pumpkin seed pesto:

Add all ingredients from this step into a blender and blend for about 1-2 minutes until you get a very smooth consistency. There is no need to soak the pumpkin seeds.


Step 2:

Cut 500g of peeled sweet potatos into roughly 1cm cubes (small is better in order to reduce the cooking time). And roughly chop up 250g of broccoli (bigger pieces are ok because the broccoli bakes quicker anyway).


Add the chopped veggies to a baking dish.


Then pour over the pumpkin seed pesto.


Bake in the preheated oven at 180C for 40min.



And if you like easy vegan bakes then also try my delicious quinoa bake with tahini sauce.


vegan quinoa bake with tahini dressing

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