Tuna sweet potato jackets

Tuna sweet potato jackets

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Cooking time

Prep: 10 mins Cook: 20 mins

Skill level

Easy

Servings

Serves 4

If your standby supper is baked potatoes with tuna, switch to sweet potatoes and a fresh, spicy topping - budget-friendly and low-fat too

Nutrition and extra info

Nutrition info

Nutrition

kcalories
238
protein
12g
carbs
44g
fat
3g
saturates
2g
fibre
5g
sugar
13g
salt
0.32g

Ingredients

  • 4 small sweet potatoes (about 200g each)
  • 185g can tuna in spring water, drained
  • ½ red onion, finely sliced
  • 1 small red chilli, deseeded and chopped
  • juice 1 lime
  • 6 tbsp Greek yogurt
  • handful coriander leaves

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Method

  1. Scrub the sweet potatoes and prick all over with a fork. Place on a microwaveable plate and cook on High for 18-20 mins, or until tender. Split in half and place each one, cut-side up, on a serving plate.
  2. Flake the drained tuna with a fork and divide between the sweet potatoes. Top with the red onion and chilli, then squeeze over the lime juice. Top with a dollop of yogurt and scatter over the coriander, to serve.

Recipe from Good Food magazine, January 2010

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ruby_may98's picture
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Quick and easy to make- perfect weeknight meal.

phlwibble32's picture
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Very tasty & so very good for your health. Thought the combo of ingrediants was unusual but I'm focusing my diet around foods that are believed to have anti-cancer properties & odd as it sounds, this recipe ticks all the boxes.
So glad I tried it. The sourness of the lime & saltiness of the tuna work really well against the sweet potato and the chilli & onion add that bit of texture against the softer ingredients. Will definately be making this a regular favourite.

mollymango's picture
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A very nice lunch dish, as it is extremely easy and can be altered to suit your tastes. I have made it both as the recipe instructs and with alterations, such as using cream cheese mixed with the tuna and adding some paprika. It also makes a nice alternative to your average jacket potato!

lindarademaker's picture
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This really didn't work for me. I was really looking forward to trying this, but the combination of tuna and sweet potato with those somewhat asian flavors did nothing for me.

elizabethjrogers's picture
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forgot to rate it ¬¬

elizabethjrogers's picture
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This was so quick and simple! I did it a little differently and mixed the tuna and other ingredients together, I also used spring onions instead of the red onions and cherry tomatoes.
Healthy, yummy, cheap and minimal washing up! A winning combination if you ask me =]

siobhang's picture
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Very tasty, but a bit *too* sweet - A little garlic salt made it just right though!

nugsy3012's picture
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Don't have a microwave so cooked the potatoes for 45 mins in the oven- so its not quite a quick after work supper for me. It was a very nice meal, enjoyed the flavour combo, will make again

Hawie's picture
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This was fantastic. I baked the potatoes conventionally, and I mixed the tuna, red onion, chilli and lime juice before adding to the sweet pots. I also put the tub of yoghurt on the table for people to add more if they wanted. The combination of flavours was fabulous. I had some avocadoes to use up so just put some lime juice over them and served them on the side. Fab meal, enjoyed by the whole family.

cocovanilla's picture
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This is one of my favorite recipes! I love the sweetness of the sweet potato, the zesty taste of the lime, the salty flavor from the tuna, the fresh taste from the yoghurt, the chili makes it hot and the onion gives it a depth of flavor! Great recipe!

gemmapookie's picture
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This is absolutely yummy. I didnt have high epectations the first time I made it but the flavours are amazing together. Healthy, delicious and sooo easy. What more do you need?!

florawilliams's picture
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Very nice! Healthy and very filling, couldn't finish it!

lisajo29's picture
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Absolutely loved it

lwilliams82's picture
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I loved this, thought it was delicious. I mixed the tuna, chilli and chopped up the onion and then topped it with everything else and added some feta cheese too. Will only ever do sweet potato jackets again, so much tastier! I did 2 in the oven for 45 mins as i always prefer the taste & texture this way to microwaving.

x_bethany's picture
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Delicious! Super filling and really low fat so great when on a diet. All the ingredients work so well together.

kkulma's picture
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Surprisingly good! I added chilli oil instead of peppers and it turned out REALLY good! This is very unusual combination, but it's quick, healthy and delicious - I will definitely cook it more often from now on!

cov_sarah's picture
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Great! Good for a fresh-tasting, easy, light lunch.

angelabal1's picture

Loved this recipe. Would cook the potatoes for less time next time though. Great low fat supper!

helenrothwell's picture

18-20 mins is a bit over-kill! They'll do in much less in a microwave, even a low wattage one! Happily, sweet potatoes cook more speedily than regular potatoes -- what's not to like!? They're almost always the better option! And GREAT with something a little salty-sour like tuna!

kathynicolson's picture
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I thought this might be a bit dry so I mixed the ingredients up with a table spoon of the yogurt then served with extra yogurt onion slices and lime juice. It was fabulous, tangy, sour, fishy, creamy balancing beautifully with the sweet potato....yummy

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