Hot Sweet Potato Bowl

December 17, 2012

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This dinner was inspired by Sarah Yates at House in the Hills… and is my new favourite.

It’s so delicious and so healthy, and also very filling!

This is the way I had it but you could throw in whatever veggies/salad you have…

You need – for one;
1 sweet potato
1/2 an avocado, chopped
5 cherry tomatoes, halved
1 lime
1 small bunch coriander
1 dollop creme fraiche
plus sea salt and black pepper and ground cumin

1. Roast your sweet potato, coat the skin in a little olive oil and sea salt and pop in a medium to high oven for an hour… this is approximate as the time and temperature will fully depend on the size of your potato… just keep your eye on it after about half an hour.
Wait till the skin in nice and crispy and the inside is fluffy, then sprinkle some cumin on the inside and season.

2. Put your potato in a bowl and cut open then cube it inside the skin, add the cubed avocado, tomatoes and coriander, then zest some of the lime and squeeze a little of the juice over before adding the creme fraiche.

Season some more and enjoy!

I made double and took some to lunch the next day, it was really good as a cold salad as well.

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A little easy recipe for you to try, this might be a few favourite dinner. I can see myself making various versions of this over the next few weeks. I can get obsessed.

It’s something inspired by a photo tweeted by Monica Shaw of her sweet potato and avocado salsa. I loved how colourful it looked so set out to make my own.

You need:
1 large avocado
2 tomatoes
1/4 cucumber
1 large red onion
juice from 2 limes
sea salt and black pepper
1 bunch coriander

Chop it all up and mix together! Delicious, I was eating this from the bowl before it even hit dinner time.

To go with it I just seared some salmon fillets in a pan with some olive oil on both sides for about 5 minutes turning once so the skin got crispy and the top looked nice and brown.

I then finished them off in the oven for another 7-8 minutes.

I also roasted some sweet potato chunks with olive oil and salt and pepper for about 40 minutes.

Another ridiculously simple dinner that is also super healthy. I even have some salsa and sweet potato for my lunch today I might add some smoked mackerel and already that’s one variation that requires no cooking.