Sweet Potato & Lentil Packets With Quinoa

Spice Market Sweet Potato and Lentil Packets

Nutritional Information

Per Packet:

  • Calories: 265
  • Protein: 9 g
  • Total Fat: 7 g
  • Saturated Fat: 1 g
  • Carbohydrates: 43 g
  • Cholesterol: 0 mg
  • Sodium: 253 mg
  • Fiber: 10 g
  • Sugar: 13 g
Vegan Gluten-Free

Yield:  Serves 4
Time:  30 minutes or fewer

  • 2 cups finely diced sweet potato
  • 1 large red bell pepper, diced (1 ½ cups)
  • 1 cup fresh green beans, thinly sliced
  • 2 Tbs. hot sesame oil
  • 1 cup low-sodium vegetable broth
  • 2 Tbs. minced fresh ginger
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced (2 tsp.)
  • 1 tsp. curry powder
  • 1 ½ cups cooked lentils or 1 15-oz. can lentils, rinsed and drained
  • 4 Tbs. prepared mango chutney, optional


1. Preheat oven to 400°F. Place 4 16-inch lengths of foil on work surface. Fold foil in half from short side. Unfold. Shape corners and edges of one half into semicircular “bowl” with 1/2-inch sides. Coat insides of foil with cooking spray.

2. Combine sweet potato, bell pepper, green beans, and raisins in medium bowl. Add oil, and toss to coat. Season with salt and pepper, if desired.

3. Whisk together broth, ginger, garlic, and curry powder in small bowl.

4. Divide sweet potato mixture among packets; top with 1/3 cup lentils. Pour 1/4 cup broth mixture over lentils, and season with salt and pepper, if desired. Fold other half of foil over ingredients, and crimp edges in overlapping folds until packets are sealed. Transfer packets to baking sheet. Bake 25 minutes.

5. Transfer to plates. Let each person open packet carefully—escaping air will be hot. Top with chutney, if using.


Sweet potatoes and lentils get cooked in a curried broth inside packets for a lightly spicy dish.
Serve with quinoa. We typically make the quinoa while they cook up to have it ready to serve with the dish. Yum!

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