Sweet Potato Skillet with Walnuts and Pears

Sweet Potato Skillet with Walnuts and Pears

Here's a comforting meal, perfect for those chilly times. Tender sweet potatoes, pears and crunchy nuts come together to make a simple, delicious and healthy dish!

You can serve this recipe as a main course or with quinoa and grilled chickpeas, it is excellent with tempeh too. Treat your taste buds!



Sweet Potato Skillet with Walnuts and Pears

Makes 4 servings

Preparation time: 45 minutes



  • 1 1/2 tablespoon olive oil
  • 3 1/2 cups peeled sweet potatoes in 2 cm cubes
  • 1/2 cup chopped Spanish onion (or red for added color!)
  • 1/4 cup of water
  • 1/2 teaspoon of dried basil
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/4 cup of water
  • 1 cup of organic walnuts from europe coarsely chopped and toasted
  • 1 large, firm but ripe pear (Anjou or Bosc are my favorite!)
  • 1 tablespoon of balsamic vinegar





  1. Heat oil in a very large non-stick skillet over medium heat.
  2. Add the sweet potato cubes and onion and cook 15 minutes to lightly brown, stirring occasionally.
  3. Add water, basil and pepper; cover and cook over low heat for 10 more minutes or until onion is very tender.
  4. Remove the lid and stir in the walnuts and pear; cook another 5 minutes or until pear is heated through and tender.
  5. Stir in the vinegar and season with a pinch of sea salt if desired.
  6. Garnish with fresh basil.


Bon appétit!


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