Green baked sweet potato

Jacket Sweet Potato

For days when you just want your dinner to be comforting and easy. The dressing really adds moisture to the potato which can be a little dry if eaten just as it is. The combination of sweet potato and avocado is a great post workout meal, its also very filling, who said veggie meals had to be boring! The best part about this recipe is that you can just put the potato in the oven when you get home from work and 40 minutes later your dinner is practically done for you.

Ingredients:

1 sweet potato
1 tsp coconut oil
1/2 avocado
small handful coriander
fresh or dried chilli
juice of 1/2 lime
pinch salt and pepper
tbsp mixed seeds

For the green dressing:

large bunch of coriander
juice of 1/2 lemon
tbsp coconut yoghurt (or similar)
tbsp tahini
tsp honey
pinch salt and pepper
1-2 tbsp water

What to do…

Preheat your oven to 180 degrees. Place your potato on a baking tray and make a cut in the top. Rub a teaspoon of coconut oil (or olive oil) onto the skin with a pinch of salt, this helps the skin to crisp up while baking. Once the oven is hot place the potato in to bake. This should take roughly 40 minutes, but very much depends on the size of your potato.

Meanwhile make your dressing by combining all the ingredients in a blender, add 1 tbsp of water first of all. Once blended check the consistency, you may wish to add a little more water to thin it out. Also taste to check it isn’t too tart (add a little more honey). Don’t forget salt and pepper.

When your potato is almost done, slice your avocado in half, you don’t want to do this any sooner as the avocado will start to brown. Slice into thin strips lengthways then squeeze over the lime juice and sprinkle with salt and pepper. Finely chop your coriander and chilli if using.

Gently toast your mixed seeds in a dry frying pan, you can skip this step but they taste much nicer slightly toasted.

Remove the potato from the oven, you will know when it is cooked as the skin will have started to brown and the flesh will be soft all the way through.

Transfer to a plate and slice down the centre lengthways. You may wish to add another tsp of coconut oil or butter to the inside of the potato to give it some moisture. Top the potato with your avocado, sprinkle with coriander and chilli and your mixed seeds.
Finally drizzle over a good plug of your green dressing.

Enjoy your plate of green goodness.
tbc x

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