Hot dressed sweet potato, fennel & feta parcels

Hot dressed sweet potato, fennel & feta parcels

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Prep: 10 mins Cook: 45 mins


Serves 1
Serve this hot salad in its foil so you lose none of the citrus dressing transferring it to a plate

Nutrition and extra info

  • Vegetarian

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal454
  • fat29g
  • saturates9g
  • carbs40g
  • sugars16g
  • fibre6g
  • protein12g
  • salt1.52g
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  • 1 sweet potato, peeled and cut into wedges
    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 small fennel bulb, sliced
    Fennel bulb

    Fennel bulb

    Like Marmite, fennel is something that you either love or hate - its strong aniseed flavour…

  • 1 tbsp orange juice, plus a grating of zest
  • 1 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…

  • 2 tsp red wine vinegar
  • 1 tsp runny honey



    Honey is made by bees from the nectar they collect from flowers. Viscous and fragrant, it's…

  • 1 tbsp chopped flat-leaf parsley



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

  • 1 tbsp walnuts, roughly chopped



    Walnuts are one of the most popular and versatile of all nuts. When picked young, they're…

  • 50g feta cheese, crumbled (or any salty, soft vegetarian cheese)


  1. Make a rough 30cm square double layer of foil. Tip the potato wedges and fennel into the middle and toss to mix together with 1 tsp orange juice and 1 tsp oil.

  2. Bring the foil up around the veg to make a bowl shape, then scrunch the top to seal. Put the foil parcels on the rack over the hottest part of the barbecue and cook for 35-45 mins until the potatoes are soft. (Unwrap and test with the point of a knife to check if they're ready.)

  3. Meanwhile, whisk together the last 2 tsp orange juice and oil with the vinegar, honey, parsley, walnuts and zest. Season. When the potato is cooked, carefully open the top of the parcel and pour in the dressing with most of the feta – the heat of the barbecue will bring out the flavours of the dressing and warm the feta. Gently mix in the parcel, then scatter with the remaining feta.

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8th Nov, 2017
I was skeptical about this at first but after seeing the comments I decided so give it a try, swapped out the orange for half a lemon of juice and zest, added a shallot and left it in the oven for over an hour at was lovely! I added a few handfuls of rocket to my bowl as well as the feta, really yummy! I shall try it again next time with orange!
7th Aug, 2015
this is fantastic, so easy and simple to prepaire. I did it in my oven set at 200 on a fan assisted oven.. enjoy :-)
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28th Apr, 2015
Lovely flavours, sweet sour and salty and tasty vegetables. I cooked it in the oven for 45min
candicelli's picture
10th Aug, 2012
For some reason, this did not work out when I tried it and was not tasty at all. I followed the recipe exactly, except for barbecueing. Feta became rubbery and I don't think I will be trying fennel again. First time a Good Food recipe hasn't worked for me!
9th Aug, 2012
Fantastic and very filling, even satisfied the man in my life! I doubled the ingredients and cooked this in the oven at 200C for about 35/40mins. Removed foil for last 10 mins.
27th Jun, 2012
This was really delicious. I substituted pumpkin for the sweet potato, gave the orange juice a miss, and used chilli oil instead. I baked it in the foil "bowl" on a baking tray and 160C fan forced and it took about an hour. I think the cooking time could be reduced if the pumpkin was in smaller pieces... I bet it's even better on the barbecue!
13th Jun, 2012
Hi, do you cook it in the oven also in the foil, or just on a tray? Thank you :-)
10th Jun, 2012
Delicious! Impressive and easy!
17th Jan, 2012
Excellent. I cooked it three times in the oven and it is a hit each time. I have also tried it with normal potato and have added pumpkin. It is very easy to make and I will definitely do it on the BBQ.
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27th Aug, 2011
Delicious. It went down a storm at a recent BBQ. Easy to make and very rewarding result.


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11th Nov, 2015
I used lemon juice instead of orange juice and it was delicious, really tasty.
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