- Prep time: 10 minutes
- Cook time: 1 hour
- Serves: 4
SWEET POTATO WITH HOMEMADE BAKED BEANS & FETA
Swapping a baked potato for a sweet potato will give you extra fibre, while the tomatoes in this dish provide a good dose of vitamin C. Double the recipe and you’ll have plenty left for lunch the next day.
This dish is: Low in fat, saturated fat and sugar • High in fibre and protein • High in vitamin A • A source of vitamin C, potassium and manganese
- 4 medium sweet potatoes
400g tinned chopped tomatoes
400g tinned, cooked haricot beans
200g reduced fat feta cheese (vegetarian feta is available)
- 120g rocket
- 1 clove garlic
- 1 tsp paprika
1/2 tsp sugar (optional)
- Freshly ground black pepper
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 1 tbsp balsamic vinegar
- Small handful basil leaves, roughly torn
- 2 tsp olive oil
- 1 tbsp lemon juice
- Recipe contains the following allergens: milk. All nutritional claims based on analysis of one portion.
- 1. Preheat the oven to 200°C (fan-assisted).
- 2. Prick the sweet potatoes all over with a fork, and place on a baking tray in the oven for 45 minutes. Once finished, turn off the oven and leave them inside for a further 15 minutes.
- 3. While the potatoes are cooking, heat one teaspoon of olive oil in a saucepan over a medium heat, then add the garlic and fry for 1-2 minutes until soft.
- 4. Add the tinned tomatoes, paprika, salt, pepper and sugar (if using) to the pan, and cook for a few minutes before adding the beans.
- 5. Simmer for around 15 minutes, then add the balsamic vinegar, stir, and take off the heat.
- 6. Slice the potatoes open in a cross shape and press the sides until the flesh starts to push out. Spoon the baked beans on top, then the crumbled feta.
- 7. Serve with a drizzle of olive oil and basil on top, and a rocket salad dressed with lemon juice on the side.
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