Blistered sweet potatoes served with herby tuna and salad

Blistered sweet potatoes with herby tuna

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Prep: 25 mins Cook: 15 mins


Serves 2

Fill sweet potatoes with a tasty tuna mixture flavoured with pesto, parsley and dill for an easy midweek meal. It delivers 3 of your 5-a-day and is gluten free

Nutrition and extra info

  • Gluten-free

Nutrition: Per serving

  • kcal503
  • fat24g
  • saturates9g
  • carbs42g
  • sugars18g
  • fibre7g
  • protein25g
  • salt1.8g


  • 2 large sweet potatoes
    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…

  • ½ tbsp olive oil
    olive oil

    Olive oil

    ol-iv oyl

    Probably the most widely-used oil in cooking, olive oil is pressed from fresh olives. It's…

  • 150g tuna in olive oil, drained



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

  • 2 tbsp pesto



    Pesto is a generic Italian name for any sauce made by pounding ingredients together.


  • 2 tbsp Greek yogurt
  • 1 lemon, juiced and ½ zested



    Oval in shape with a pronouced bulge on one end, lemons are one of the most versatile…

  • ½ small bunch parsley, finely chopped



    One of the most ubiquitous herbs in British cookery, parsley is also popular in European and…

  • ½ small bunch dill, finely chopped, plus extra to serve
  • 1 large roasted red pepper, finely sliced



    Also known as capsicums, bell peppers, sweet peppers or by their colours, for example red and…

  • ¼ cucumber, deseeded and cubed
  • 60g feta, crumbled



    A creamy soft white cheese with an ancient history - nomadic tribes who needed to preserve the…

  • peppery salad, to serve (optional)


  1. Heat the grill to high. Prick the potatoes with a fork, then microwave on high for 10 mins. Rub with the olive oil and season with salt. Transfer to a baking sheet and grill for 5 mins or until the skin is crisp and blistered.

  2. Tip the tuna into a mixing bowl and combine with the pesto, yogurt, lemon zest, most of the herbs and the roasted pepper, then gently stir in the cucumber, remaining herbs, feta and lemon juice. Season.

  3. Split the sweet potatoes open and fill with the tuna mixture, top with extra dill and serve with salad, if you like.

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KathyMolan's picture
28th May, 2019
Easy and delicious
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