Baked sweet potatoes

With grated salad & crunchy seeds

Baked sweet potatoes

Serves Serves 2
Time Cooks In50 minutes
DifficultyNot too tricky
Nutrition per serving Plus
  • Calories 529 26%
  • Fat 13.4g 19%
  • Saturates 2.2g 11%
  • Sugars 38.4g 43%
  • Salt 1.1g 18%
  • Protein 11.4g 23%
  • Carbs 97.0g 37%
  • Fibre 13.1g -
Of an adult's reference intake
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  • 2 sweet potatoes , (350g each)
  • olive oil
  • ½ a lemon
  • 80 g fat-free natural yoghurt
  • 1 small pinch of ground turmeric
  • 1 small pinch of ground cumin
  • 1 carrot
  • 6 radishes
  • 1 raw beetroot
  • 1 small red onion
  • 1 eating apple
  • extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons pumpkin and sunflower seeds
  • maple syrup , (optional)
  • 35g rocket
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  1. Preheat the oven to 180ºC/350ºF/gas 4.
  2. 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 (or prick with a fork and cook in the microwave for 10 to 12 minutes, or until tender).
  3. Finely grate the lemon zest into a small bowl and mix in the yoghurt, turmeric and cumin. Leave at room temperature until needed.
  4. Scrub the carrot, radishes and beetroot, peel the onion and core the apple. In this order, carefully push the carrot, radishes, red onion, apple and beetroot 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, 1 tablespoon 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. At this point, add 1 tablespoon 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!
  7. 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.
  8. Spoon over a good dollop of the spiced yoghurt, followed by the juicy grated salad, and the seeds. Serve with the rocket scattered over.


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.

– Switch things up by swapping the spices in the yoghurt dressing for a handful of freshly chopped soft herbs.
– If you prefer regular potatoes, go for it. Or this grated salad also works beautifully with chunks of roasted squash.
– Toasted nuts are delicious in place of pumpkin or sunflower seeds.
– Mix up the grated salad by using pear instead of apple.