Tuna sweet potato jackets

Tuna sweet potato jackets

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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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20th Mar, 2013
Enjoyed this recipe, easy and quick to make, tweeked it slightly and searved with a side salad. Made a great dinner.
11th Mar, 2013
I wasn't sold on the idea of a sweet potato as a jacket -the humble spud would always have been my first choice. But these are just amazing! I took the advice to reduce cooking time -bung them all in for about 8 minutes in the microwave, then in an oven to crisp up the skin for 10 while you prep the topping/ drinks/ sort out plates cutlery and a nice side salad. Soft flavorsome center with a crispy skin, and the topping had the prefect amount of everything the zingy lime and chili with the tuna and yogurt was so refreshing and the red onion ! I was so skeptical of it working all together but they do! Will be making again and would recommend to anyone unsure!
24th Feb, 2013
Such an easy recipe! and super healthy. Tips: Potatoes only need 15-17mins in microwave. I added a chopped clove of garlic! Yum yum :-)
12th Feb, 2013
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!
10th Feb, 2013
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!
14th Jan, 2013
Delicious, the flavours, although unusual work really well and are better the braver you are with them!
28th Dec, 2012
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.
29th Nov, 2012
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.
28th Nov, 2012
Delicious - and really easy. Served with salad for perfect weekday meal.
11th Oct, 2012
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.


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