Tuna sweet potato jackets

Tuna sweet potato jackets

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(62 ratings)

Prep: 10 mins Cook: 20 mins


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


  • kcal238
  • fat3g
  • saturates2g
  • carbs44g
  • sugars13g
  • fibre5g
  • protein12g
  • salt0.32g
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  • 4 small sweet potatoes (about 200g each)
    Sweet potatoes

    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



    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



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

  • juice 1 lime



    The same shape, but smaller than…

  • 6 tbsp Greek yogurt
  • handful coriander leaves


  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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6th Feb, 2015
Quick to serve and looks delicious wanna try that one at home. gain targeted twitter followers
15th Oct, 2014
Quick, simple, delicious and really filling. Loved this dish!!
15th Oct, 2014
Quick, simple, filling & delicious!
11th Oct, 2014
I love this! Great balance of flavours... Particularly the lime, I wouldn't have thought of it myself, but it's perfect :) will be making again!
6th Jul, 2014
Given that 4x baking potatoes costs £1 in my local supermarket, and sweet potatoes are approx £1 each, I'm not sure how switching to sweet potatoes makes it a cheap meal?
1st May, 2014
That was my first adventure with sweet potato, and even though I don't like the combination of sweet and savoury my fear of them is now gone. This was delicious!
Vikki Uren
14th Apr, 2014
This is so quick and really simple. It's delicious and very filling with a simple salad. Even the husband loved it!
14th Jan, 2014
Made this tonight, sooooo tasty defo going to make again! Yum.
18th Sep, 2013
This is a really lovely dish. I didn't go too heavy on the coriander as I'm not a massive fan of a heavily aniseed taste. Works equally well with a typical jacket potato as well as the sweet.
30th May, 2013
Delicious and filling- and so easy ! Will be making again


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