Baked Sweet Potato with Greens

Whole Living, January/February January/February 2013
  • Yield Serves 2
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  • 2 pricked sweet potatoes
  • 1 Tbsp extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 thinly sliced small onion
  • 1 stemmed and chopped bunch Swiss chard
  • Coarse salt
  • 1 sliced avocado, divided
  • Cayenne
  • Lemon


  1. Heat oven to 400 degrees. Bake sweet potatoes until tender, about 45 minutes.

  2. Heat oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add onion and cook until tender, about 6 minutes. Add chard and cook, stirring, until bright green and wilted, about 5 minutes. Season with salt.

  3. To serve, split potatoes and top each with the greens and 1/2 sliced avocado. Season with cayenne, salt, and a squeeze of lemon.

Cook's Note

Refrigerate potatoes and greens in an airtight container up to two days.

Recipe Reviews

Reviews (8)

  • LWhite83 21 Mar, 2013

    Yum! A surprise favorite of mine! Each bite kept getting better and better.

  • Clovia 25 Feb, 2013

    I had to bake my sweet potatoes a lot longer than the recipe says, closer to 75 minutes. Maybe the sweet potatoes were too large, but they were the smallest 2 at the store. Other than that, the chard and onions were so simple to make and super tasty.

  • Cheryll F 20 Feb, 2013

    I made this recipe for diner tonight and it was fabulous!

  • Sqtip 18 Feb, 2013

    For those saying they don't have orange sweet potatoes...http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sweet_potato.

  • Terri Trentham Dorris 15 Feb, 2013

    I was happy to find a large sweet potato and made two disshes out of one potato. I also used Kale for my greens. I thought it was quite yummy. Loving all these recipes!

  • Gardening2 7 Feb, 2013

    I had trouble with this recipe. Our local health food stores (I went to 4, plus 3 regular groceries) don't carry orange-flesh sweet potatoes right now. They only have white-flesh sweet potatoes. Since many groceries miss-label yams as sweet potatoes, I tried this recipe w/ a "red" (orange) flesh yam. It took 2-3x longer to cook. It still didn't finish cooking. It didn't taste as good as even a white sweet potato. I don't know whether to try again or not. They mean sweet potatoes, not yams

  • IrishEyesAreSmilin 3 Feb, 2013

    Definitely sweet potatoes. Yams is actually a misnomer for this orange tuber. http://homecooking.about.com/od/howtocookvegetables/a/sweetpotatodiff.htm

  • MonSnide 23 Jan, 2013

    Are you sure these are not Yams?