Sheet-Pan Spiced Chickpeas & Sweet Potatoes with Herby Yogurt

These sheet-pan spiced chickpeas and sweet potatoes make a perfect vegetarian dinner. The crisp chickpeas, coated in warm spices, pair well with sweet potatoes and roasted shallots. The yogurt is tangy and bright, with a hint of sesame from the tahini. A drizzle of pomegranate molasses ties it all together.

a recipe photo of the Sheet-Pan Spiced Chickpeas & Sweet Potatoes with Herby Yogurt served on a platter
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Active Time:
20 mins
Total Time:
45 mins


  • 2 medium sweet potatoes, scrubbed and cut into 1-inch-wide wedges

  • 3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil, divided, plus more for serving

  • ¾ teaspoon salt, divided

  • 2 (15 ounce) cans no-salt-added chickpeas, rinsed and patted dry

  • 2 medium shallots, halved lengthwise

  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin

  • 1 teaspoon ground coriander

  • ¾ teaspoon ground pepper, divided

  • ½ teaspoon paprika

  • ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon

  • ¼ teaspoon ground allspice

  • 1 cup whole-milk plain strained yogurt, such as Greek-style

  • 1 cup loosely packed mixed fresh herbs, such as parsley, mint and/or chives, plus more for garnish

  • 2 tablespoons tahini

  • 1 teaspoon grated lemon zest

  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice

  • 1 tablespoon toasted sesame seeds

  • 1 tablespoon pomegranate molasses


  1. Position racks in upper and lower thirds of oven; preheat to 425°F. Toss sweet potato wedges, 1 tablespoon oil and 1/4 teaspoon salt together on a large rimmed baking sheet. Toss chickpeas, shallots, cumin, coriander, 1/2 teaspoon pepper, paprika, cinnamon, allspice, 1/4 teaspoon salt and the remaining 2 tablespoons oil together on a separate rimmed baking sheet.

  2. Place the chickpea mixture on the upper rack; place the sweet potatoes on the lower rack. Roast, stirring and rotating the pans once (from front to back and between the top and bottom racks), until the chickpeas are crisp and the sweet potatoes are tender, about 30 minutes.

  3. Meanwhile, combine yogurt, herbs, tahini, lemon zest, lemon juice and the remaining 1/4 teaspoon each salt and pepper in a food processor; process until the mixture is smooth and the herbs are very finely chopped, about 1 minute. Cover and refrigerate until ready to use.

  4. Spread the herby yogurt on a large platter; top with the chickpea mixture and the sweet potatoes. Sprinkle with sesame seeds and drizzle with pomegranate molasses. Garnish with additional herbs and drizzle with additional oil, if desired.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

613 Calories
21g Fat
83g Carbs
22g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Serving Size about 2 cups vegetable mixture & 1/3 cup yogurt
Calories 613
% Daily Value *
Total Carbohydrate 83g 30%
Dietary Fiber 15g 54%
Total Sugars 13g
Protein 22g 44%
Total Fat 21g 27%
Saturated Fat 4g 20%
Cholesterol 8mg 3%
Vitamin A 25559IU 511%
Vitamin C 28mg 31%
Vitamin E 2mg 13%
Folate 60mcg 15%
Vitamin K 250mcg 208%
Sodium 616mg 27%
Calcium 280mg 22%
Iron 6mg 33%
Magnesium 131mg 31%
Potassium 1201mg 26%
Zinc 3mg 27%
Vitamin B12 1mcg 42%

Nutrition information is calculated by a registered dietitian using an ingredient database but should be considered an estimate.

* Daily Values (DVs) are the recommended amounts of nutrients to consume each day. Percent Daily Value (%DV) found on nutrition labels tells you how much a serving of a particular food or recipe contributes to each of those total recommended amounts. Per the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the daily value is based on a standard 2,000 calorie diet. Depending on your calorie needs or if you have a health condition, you may need more or less of particular nutrients. (For example, it’s recommended that people following a heart-healthy diet eat less sodium on a daily basis compared to those following a standard diet.)

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a special diet for medical reasons, be sure to consult with your primary care provider or a registered dietitian to better understand your personal nutrition needs.

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