Sweet Potato, Tahini & Swiss Chard Gratin

June 20, 2016
3 Ratings
Photo by Veganizzm
  • Serves 4
Author Notes

A vegan gratin that is really healthy but doesn't taste like it. —i

What You'll Need
  • 2 pounds swiss chard, stems removed and sliced into thin strips
  • 3 pounds sweet potatoes (about 3 large ones), sliced very thinly (about 1/8 inch thick)
  • 2 shallots, peeled and minced
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1-2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon fresh thyme
  • 1 15 oz. can full-fat coconut milk
  • 2 tablespoons tahini
  • 2 teaspoons nutritional yeast
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 cup grated vegan cheese (I like Daiya mozzarella)
  1. 1. In a large skillet, heat 1-2 tablespoons olive oil, then add the shallots and garlic. Sauté over medium heat for 3-4 minutes, until lightly browned. Stir in chard and cook until just wilted. Add salt and pepper to taste. Remove from heat and set aside.
  2. 2. Combine the coconut milk and tahini in a small pot over high heat. Whisk together, stirring constantly, until the mixture is at a rolling boil. Reduce heat and whisk in nutritional yeast and lemon juice. Season with salt to taste.
  3. 3. Layer the bottom of a 13×9 casserole dish with half the shingled sweet potatoes. Spread the swiss chard mixture evenly on top of the potatoes. Layer on the remaining sweet potatoes and top with the coconut/tahini mixture. Cover with aluminum foil and bake for 45 minutes. Remove and sprinkle with cheese, then bake for another 45 minutes, uncovered, until bubbling and most of the liquid has evaporated. Serve warm.

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4 Reviews

liliana June 6, 2020
I would add the swiss chard stems chopped, to sauté with the shallots and garlic.
The usual oven at 350F is fine.
But baking 45 plus another 45 minutes is ridiculous.
One 45 minutes stretch is all I will do with cheese already in place
Gabriel B. January 15, 2018
What temp? And when do you
incorporate the thyme?
Leia G. January 14, 2018
What temperature should the oven be at?
james December 10, 2016
I've made this a few times now and just love it. The gratin sauce alone is just outstanding. I'm sure it could be used with any baked vegetables.