Jamie Oliver

Baked sweet potatoes

with grated salad & crunchy seeds

Baked sweet potatoes

Serves 4
Cooks In50 minutes
DifficultyNot too tricky
Nutrition per serving
  • Calories
    499
    25%
  • Fat
    12.2g
    17%
  • Saturates
    2.8g
    14%
  • Protein
    10.2g
    23%
  • Carbs
    93.1g
    36%
  • Sugars
    35g
    39%
  • Salt
    1.4g
    23%
  • Fibre
    12.8g
    -

Of an adult's reference intake

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Ingredients

  • 4 medium sweet potatoes (350g each)
  • olive oil
  • 1 lemon
  • 160 g fat-free natural yoghurt
  • ½ teaspoon turmeric
  • ½ teaspoon ground cumin
  • 3 carrots
  • 10 radishes
  • 2 raw beetroots
  • 1 red onion
  • 1 apple
  • extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 big handful of pumpkin seeds
  • 1 big handful of sunflower seeds
  • maple syrup , optional
  • 50 g rocket
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Method

  1. Super sweet potatoes are a great substitute for white potatoes in this colourful dish, as they give us an extra health boost. They’re a non-starchy carb, meaning they count towards our 5-a-day, plus give us loads of nutrients including the mighty vitamin C. Paired with this crisp salad, fresh creamy yoghurt and a scattering of seeds, it’s a real visual feast! I’ve given the option of using maple syrup if you have any at home – this will make the seeds super sticky and turn this dish into a bit of a special treat.
  2. Preheat the oven to 180ºC/350ºF/gas 4. Scrub the sweet potatoes, pat dry, then rub with a little olive oil and a pinch of sea salt and black pepper. Roast on a baking tray for about 40 minutes, or until cooked through.
  3. Finely grate half the lemon zest into a small bowl and mix in the yoghurt, turmeric and cumin. Leave at room temperature until needed.
  4. Scrub the carrots, radishes and beetroots, peel the onion and core the apple. In this order, carefully push the carrots, radishes, red onion, apple and beetroots through the grating blade of your food processor, or coarsely grate by hand, then tip into a bowl.
  5. Mix the veg with the lemon juice, 1½ tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil and a good pinch of salt and pepper.
  6. A few minutes before your potatoes are ready, toast the seeds in a small frying pan on a medium heat for 2 minutes, or until smelling fantastic.
  7. At this point, add 2 tablespoons of maple syrup (if using) and let it bubble until it starts to thicken, then take off the heat. Carefully pour onto a sheet of greaseproof paper, leave to cool and don’t touch!
  8. Cut a cross in the top of your cooked potatoes and gently break them open with a fork, mashing a little of the inside as you go.
  9. Spoon over a good dollop of the spiced yoghurt, followed by the juicy grated salad, and the seeds. Serve with the rocket scattered over.

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Nutrition per serving
  • Calories
    499
    25%
  • Fat
    12.2g
    17%
  • Saturates
    2.8g
    14%
  • Protein
    10.2g
    23%
  • Carbs
    93.1g
    36%
  • Sugars
    35g
    39%
  • Salt
    1.4g
    23%
  • Fibre
    12.8g
    -

Of an adult's reference intake