Tuna sweet potato jackets

Tuna sweet potato jackets

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(57 ratings)

Prep: 10 mins Cook: 20 mins

Easy

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:

  • kcal238
  • fat3g
  • saturates2g
  • carbs44g
  • sugars13g
  • fibre5g
  • protein12g
  • salt0.32g
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Ingredients

  • 4 small sweet potato (about 200g each)

    Sweet potato

    sweet po-tate-toe

    Sweet potatoes have a creamy texture and a sweet-spicy flavour that makes them ideal for savoury…

  • 185g can tuna in spring water, drained

    Tuna

    tune-ah

    A member of the mackerel family, tuna are mainly found in the world's warmer oceans. They…

  • ½ red onion, finely sliced
  • 1 small red chilli, deseeded and chopped

    Chilli

    chill-ee

    Part of the capsicum family, chillies come in scores of varieties and colours (from green…

  • juice 1 lime

    Lime

    ly-m

    The same shape, but smaller than…

  • 6 tbsp Greek yogurt
  • handful coriander leaves

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.

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Comments (64)

megglesnz's picture
5

Such an easy recipe! and super healthy.
Tips: Potatoes only need 15-17mins in microwave.
I added a chopped clove of garlic!
Yum yum :-)

xnataliesx's picture
4

This is a great recipe for using the leftover bits from the fridge. Its quick & easy & doesn't need to be a work of art!

gerofrancis's picture
1

The flavours did not turn up good.. i forced myself to finish since i'm in a protein diet.. but would not do it again..ugh!

ffione's picture
4

Delicious, the flavours, although unusual work really well and are better the braver you are with them!

toneill82's picture

Tried this tonight was lovely. Wasnt sure about the lime but worked really well. I cooked the sweet potato for about 14minutes in the microwave then put them in the oven for about 5 minutes as we like the potato skin crispy.

sophiemavin's picture
5

This has become a firm favourite in our household. The kids love them and they're so easy to do. Great for a quick dinner.

gooseberrycrumble's picture
5

Delicious - and really easy. Served with salad for perfect weekday meal.

limonncello's picture
5

Super quick tasty lunch or dinner. Great to have on standby if you're in a hurry also easy ingredients to take to work and make a healthy lunch with the microwave.

falafellover's picture

Really nice, quick dinner! I replaced the red onion with spring onion, skipped the coriander (not a fan) and sprinkled the yoghurt topping with paprika. Very tasty!

ruby_may98's picture
5

Quick and easy to make- perfect weeknight meal.

phlwibble32's picture
5

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
5

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
2

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
5

forgot to rate it ¬¬

elizabethjrogers's picture
5

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
3

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

nugsy3012's picture
4

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
5

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
5

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
5

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?!

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