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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taliie's picture
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Have made this a few times now. It's cheap and easy and I love sweet potato. The lime makes a lot of difference and the greek yoghurt is a must!

apples99's picture

Anyone watch Hugh Fernely Whittingstalls Fish fight on Channel 4 last week or seen the Greenpeace tinned tuna league table?

http://www.greenpeace.org.uk/tunaleaguetable

Make sure you use pole and line caught tuna for this dish rather than that has been caught using large nets which kill dolphins, turtles and sharks as by-catch. pole and line tuna can be found at Sainsbury's, marks & spencer and waitrose but unsure about the others...

cocovanilla's picture
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Was very sceptical to this one, but was pleasantly surprised. The flavors go well together and it's such a healthy mix of veggies and meat. Will make again as soon as possible!

paddy57's picture

can you freeze this and would a little bit of feta cheese go nice and what other filling besides tuna

emksteele's picture
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This was so easy, and was fantastic! Healthy, cheap, easy, and very delicious. Five stars.

josephina86's picture
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Unusual but really tasty and easy to do. Definitely make again. I cooked the red onion though and also added some cherry tomatoes!

nikkibutler's picture

Great supper dish and low fat but delicious too!

pinkystan's picture
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Delicious and so easy to make. A regular addition to our weeknight menus : )

cfielder's picture
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easy, filling, low fat and very yummy!! What more can you ask for??? I sprinkle some Cayen Pepper on it to add a kick

neferet-50's picture

hmm i really need to know if this would freeze...
it still sounds like a really good recipe though and i will try it! x

neferet-50's picture

hmm i really need to know if this would freeze...
it still sounds like a really good recipe though and i will try it! x

sohaila01's picture
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Very nice! The first time i made this i was a bit wary as i wasn't sure if the flavours would all go together but it was gorgeous! A really good, low fat dish....i'm making it again tonight! :)

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