Vegan Sweet Potato Recipe

This delicious whole foods vegan sweet potato recipe is addictive! If you like crunchy, creamy and flavor galore— you will love this recipe. It’s straight out of Fresh Start, a 3-week cleanse that embraces whole foods, clean eating and plant power.

Farmer's market shopping turned into easy vegan sweet potato recipe.

Choosing to eat more plants and less meat, can be a drastic change to your body and mindset. It can be tricky finding meals that nourish and satisfy your cravings. This recipe is one that hits both of those categories. Here’s why…

  1. The dijon mustard adds fun flavors that surprise the tastebuds
  2. The warm sweet potato is creamy and sweet.
  3. The sunflower seeds add a salty crunch.

How to bake sweet potatoes

When it comes to baking sweet potatoes, you’ve got options. Instant Pot, crock pot or the oven. I lean towards the oven so the outside can crisp up ( I am the texture queen. )

  1. Scrub the sweet potatoes with a brush and water.
  2. Poke the potatoes with a fork or knife multiple times to allow air into the potato while cooking.
  3. Set on the middle of the oven straight on the rack. (I love tot put a layer of tin foil on the bottom rack to catch the drippings).
  4. Cook for 45 minutes (or until soft to the touch and stuff is oozing out of the holes). That’s the gooey sweet goodness that let’s you know it’s ready.

How to make vegan sweet potato recipe

This recipe looks incredibly decadent, yet really only takes 30 minutes to prepare. It’s a bit of chopping and mixing, but most of the work happens in the oven as the sweet potatoes cook. Feel free to double the recipe and reheat the potato for leftovers the next day… that’s what I always do.

Follow the step by step directions below to make this recipe now.

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Vegan Sweet Potato Recipe

  • Author: Jen Hansard
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 60 minutes
  • Total Time: 75 minutes
  • Yield: 2 servings 1x
  • Category: Dinner
  • Method: Cooking
  • Cuisine: American
  • Diet: Vegan


Enjoy this vegan sweet potato recipe that is filling and helps balance your blood sugar. They’re also packed with vitamin A, B vitamins, potassium and fiber. They provide the perfect base for this delicious kale slaw, which is screaming with nutrients that help stimulate digestion and absorption. The only downside to this meal? It’s so delicious, it’s hard to stop at one potato.



  • 2 small sweet potatoes
  • 1 cup fresh kale (stems removed and shredded)
  • 1 cup red cabbage (shredded)
  • 1 cup carrots (grated)
  • 1 avocado (diced)
  • 2 tablespoons sunflower seeds
  • 2 tablespoons pepitas
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • black pepper and sea salt


  1. Preheat oven to 400°F (200°C). Prick sweet potatoes with a fork and bake for 45 to 60 minutes, until tender.
  2. Meanwhile, place shredded kale, cabbage, and grated carrots in a bowl. Cover with the avocado and seeds.
  3. In a separate bowl, combine oil, lemon juice, and mustard. Add to the shredded vegetables and gently toss to coat. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  4. When sweet potatoes are finished baking, cut a slit in the top and pour the salad generously on top.

Keywords: Vegan sweet potato

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By: Jen Hansard | Updated: 11.17.2015 | COMMENTS: 22


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  1. Melanie says:

    So looking forward to making this! Is the kale raw or sautéed?

  2. Myra says:

    This is my favorite recipe. it is made very simple and so delicious. thanks, dear sharing this recipe.

  3. Alex Turner says:

    Will cook it today. Thanks for recipe

    • SGS Rawkstar Amanda says:

      Hi Alex,

      This is one of my ALL-TIME favorite recipes. I hope you love it too. Reach back out + let me know what you thought!

  4. Blair says:

    They are simply delicious recipe. Thanks for sharing

    • SGS Rawkstar Amanda says:

      Thanks Blair!!

    • Maddy says:

      Hey Jen,

      First off, I love this recipe. However, I was having a really hard time getting my mother on board to even TRY this on a sweet potato, so I got rid of it and exchanged it for some baby spinach 2 cups and baby kale 2 cups and just doubled the dressing. It worked as a delicious cool dinner for three of us. As always, thank you for your support!

      • SGS Rawkstar Amanda says:

        Hi Maddy,

        YAY!! Love that you changed this recipe up for you + your family! This is one of my favorite recipes and both my parents were skeptical at first. I started by making the sweet potato and salad separately, as they’re yummy on their own…but amazing when combined!

  5. Krista Wooley says:

    OMG sooo filling!! It’s so delicious you want to eat the whole thing, but I’m never able to! Such an awesome combo of toppings too! Love!

    • SGS Rawkstar Amanda says:

      Hi Krista,

      I love this recipe. And know what’s hard to believe. This recipe is from the most restrictive week of Fresh Start: Autumn Cleanse Kit!! I still can’t get over that my body is doing some hard core cleansing with this much flavor + yumminess!

  6. Hilary says:

    Curious if y’all post the calorie counts on your smoothies anywhere?

    • SGS Rawkstar says:

      Hi Hilary,

      We personally don’t count calories, so we don’t include them in our recipes at this time. You’ll find that when you consume more nourishing whole fruits and veggies, you will not only feel full longer, but you’ll also have lessened cravings for high-calorie, nutritionally empty foods. So in the end it balances out. But we know many people would like to have calorie info. Three great resources for tracking calories are Self Nutrition Data, and the phone apps: My Fitness Pal and Lose It.

  7. Alyssa says:

    This sounds and looks amazing! This will be tomorrow night’s dinner!

    • SGS Rawkstar says:

      Hi Alyssa,

      We hope you enjoy this recipe! It’s one of my personal favorites from our Fresh Start 21 Cleanse!

      Cheers 🙂

  8. Tyler says:

    These are surprisingly filling and delicious!

  9. Krista says:

    This is my favorite meal! So simple, so delicious and unbelievably filling. I’m full just remembering the last time I ate it! Thank you for this!

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