Loaded sweet potatoes

This vegan recipe for loaded sweet potatoes with BBQ lentils and topped with spicy crunchy slaw is one of my favorite lunches ever. I love how easy it is to make. It is a perfect recipe for meal prep and healthy and delicious as no other loaded sweet potato.


What does this lentil loaded sweet potato tastes like?

Probably the idea of eating the red cabbage slaw and sweet potato doesn’t sound as good. But believe me, it does taste amazing. The sweetness of the sweet potatoes goes perfectly well with the sweet and spicy flavor of the bbq lentils. And the smokiness of the chipotle in the slaw dressing brings together the flavors for the perfect bite.

Three cooked sweet potatoes over a cutting board

Where does this recipe comes from?

I got inspired to create this recipe from a restaurant’s menu. The loaded sweet potato in that restaurant had brisket and other ingredients that I did not eat. But they had a vegetarian option made with black beans. So I ordered it. I was excellent but still lacking in flavor and texture. So I got home and created my version of it.

sweet potatoes and a bowl of lentils

bbq lentils and crunchy spicy slaw LOADED SWEET POTATO

  • Sweet potato. Sweet potatoes can be cooked in water, in the air-fryer or in the oven. In the sweet potato post stuffed with black beans and avocado post, I explain more about the different cooking methods.
  • Olive oil
  • Red cabbage. It can be green cabbage or any other kind of cabbage like Napa or brussel sprouts. The important thing is that it is thinly sliced and that it is very fresh so it gives that crunchy texture to each bite.
  • Vegan mayonnaise, you can use VEganaise or homemade mayo.
  • Lemon or lime.
  • Chipotle powder, sustitute with any other chile or spicy sauce. Chipotle in adobo sauace also work great in here.
  • Cooked lentils, you can use black beans (home cooked or canned), quinoa or even brown rice.
  • BBQ sauce, you can use homemade or store-bought bbq sauce
  • Sea salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper


  • Cook the sweet potatoes. Boil them, roast them or pop them in the air fryer. Cook until soft or you stick a knife and it offers no resistance at all.
  • Prepare the lentils. You can use already cooked lentils, canned beans, really whatever you have on hand. To prepare them, you just have to put them in a pan and heat them with the BBQ sauce.
  • Make the chipotle dressing. Super easy, just to mix the ingredients together. If you like the dressing, double it and use it on sandwiches, in tacos or in other salads like in the roasted cauliflower taco recipe.
  • Slice the cabbage. To make this salad you can slice the cabbage by hand or use the food processor (affiliate link).

I am of the idea that the more colors we have in the plate, the more nutrients we have and this dish is super colorful.

Which at the end gives us so many good things for our body.

HOW and when TO SERVE loaded SWEET POTATOes?

You can serve this bbq lentil-loaded sweet potato as a starter or as a main course. This type of vegan food is a complete dish in terms of flavor and nutrients. You have the salad, the legume, and the carbohydrate. Everything comes together in one word, which is perfect and natural. If you want, you can have it with rice, quinoa, or other steamed grains.

Other recipes that you may like:

Here’s the recipe for these bbq lentil-loaded sweet potatoes with red cabbage slaw with chipotle dressing. I hope you like them as much as we do when you make them take a photo of them and post on Instagram, FB or save the recipe for later on Pinterest.

It would also be incredible to leave your comments, ideas, or suggestions in the section below, and don’t forget to rate this vegan recipe with five stars.

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Loaded sweet potatoes

Alejandra Graf
This vegan recipe for loaded sweet potatoes with BBQ lentils and topped with spicy crunchy slaw is one of my favorite lunches ever. I love how easy it is to make. It is a perfect recipe for meal prep and healthy and delicious as no other loaded sweet potato.
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Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
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Total Time 50 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Servings 4 people
Calories 466 kcal


  • Baking sheets
  • Food processor


  • 4 sweet potatoes
  • olive oil
  • salt and freshly ground pepper

Spicy crunchy slaw

  • 5 cups red cabbage 1 cabbage head
  • 1/3 cup vegan mayo
  • lemon juice to taste
  • 1/4 teaspoon chipotle powder

Bbq lentils

  • 1/4 cup barbecue sauce
  • 1 1/2 cup cooked lentils


  • Preheat the oven to 375ºF.
  • Put the sweet potatoes on a prepared baking sheet, rub them with olive oil and season. Put them in the oven and leave them there until they offer no resistance when pinched with a fork.

How to prepare the lentils

  • In a frying pan, heat the lentils together with the bbq sauce. Adjust salt and pepper, season them well, sometimes I add a little ground chipotle while they are heating up.

How to make the crunchy spicy slaw

  • Slice the cabbage as thinly as you can or use the food processor with the slicing attachment.
  • In a separate bowl, mix the vegan mayonnaise with the lemon juice, a pinch of salt, and the chipotle. Toss the cabbage with the dressing just before serving.

How to put everything together.

  • To prepare the sweet potatoes, make a cut in the center of each one without reaching the bottom. Open carefully and add a tablespoon or two of the lentils to the center of each. Finish with a tablespoon or two of the spicy crunchy slaw.


If you don’t have homemade mayonnaise, use Veganaise. Normal mayonnaise has eggs and other ingredients that we don’t eat at home.
Chipotle powder can be substituted for canned chipotle in adob sauce


Serving: 1servingCalories: 466kcalCarbohydrates: 77gProtein: 12gFat: 13gSaturated Fat: 1gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 1gSodium: 448mgPotassium: 1350mgFiber: 15gSugar: 21gVitamin A: 33387IUVitamin C: 70mgCalcium: 138mgIron: 5mg
Keyword chipotle bbq sauce, how to make roasted sweet potatoes, lentils, Mexican loaded sweet potato, vegan loaded sweet potato


Nutritional information of this recipe is only an estimate, the accuracy for any recipe on this site is not guaranteed.

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