Baked Sweet Potatoes With Smashed Avocado Recipe | Waitrose & Partners (2024)

Baked Sweet Potatoes With Smashed Avocado Recipe | Waitrose & Partners (1)

A comforting, tasty dish that's packed with vegetables. The smashed avocado, pea and feta topping works just as well on a regular baked potato or piled onto rye or sourdough bread.

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  • Serves2
  • CourseMain meal
  • Prepare15 mins
  • Cook1 hr
  • Total time1 hr 15 mins

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Ingredients

  • 2 medium-large sweet potatoes
  • 2 tsp sunflower seeds
  • 75g frozen garden peas
  • 1 avocado
  • 1 Small handful coriander leaves, roughly chopped
  • 5 mint leaves, shredded
  • 1 tsp Tabasco Green Pepper Sauce
  • ½ lime, juice
  • 25g feta, crumbled

Method

  1. Preheat the oven to 200°C, gas mark 6. Pierce the potatoes in several places with a fork and place on a baking tray. Bake for 1 hour until soft in the centre (test by gently squeezing the potatoes, though make sure your fingers are heat-protected). Put the sunflower seeds in a small roasting tin and add to the oven for the final 5 minutes.

  2. Meanwhile, simmer the peas in a pan of boiling water for 3-4 minutes; drain. When the potatoes are nearly done, chop the avocado and put in a bowl with the peas. Crush together with the back of a fork. Add the herbs, Tabasco Green Pepper, a little seasoning and the lime juice, then combine.

  3. Cut open the potatoes. Divide the mashed avocado and peas between them, sprinkle over the feta and scatter with the roasted sunflower seeds. Add a splash more Tabasco, to serve.

And to drink...

Try serving with a fruity Marlborough sauvignon blanc.

Nutritional

Typical values per serving when made using specific products in recipe

Energy

1,666kJ/ 425kcals

Fat

19.7g

Saturated Fat

5.4g

Carbohydrates

46.8g

Sugars

12.4g

Fibre

12g

Protein

9g

Salt

0.53g

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FAQs

Can you eat avocado and sweet potato together? ›

A simple yet flavorful and satisfying salad with organic greens, roasted sweet potato, creamy avocado, and a lemon-maple tahini dressing. 30 minutes, naturally sweetened, so delicious!

Do you stab sweet potatoes before baking? ›

Before baking, use a fork to prick each sweet potato several times. You don't need to jab the fork in deep. We're creating steam vents. Otherwise the pressure in the sweet potato could build up so high in the oven that it explodes—an unlikely possibility but one best avoided!

How does Ina Garten bake sweet potatoes? ›

directions
  1. Preheat oven to 425*F.
  2. Cut sweet potatoes in wedges or like french fries.
  3. Place wedges on large baking pan or cookie sheet. ...
  4. Now sprinkle over brown sugar, salt, and black pepper. ...
  5. Spread out in a single layer. ...
  6. Place back in oven and bake another 15-20 minutes, or until golden brown and crispy on the outside.

How to roast a sweet potato Serious Eats? ›

Spread sweet potatoes on 2 rimmed baking sheets and roast until bottom side is browned, about 30 minutes. Carefully flip potatoes with thin offset spatula and roast until second side is browned and potatoes are tender, about 20 minutes longer. Transfer to a large bowl.

What not to pair with avocado? ›

The combination you want to stay away from is eating avocados (a fat) with nuts (a protein). The raw fat properties of the avocado have an inhibiting effect of the digestion of the protein in nuts. Fruit digests the quickest.

What foods not to mix with avocado? ›

Asparagus is a flavor that fights avocado. So is artichoke. Broccoli and cabbages too…they sort-of “fight” in the mouth.

Why do you soak sweet potatoes before baking? ›

The cold water bath helps rinse the starch off the sweet potatoes so they're a bit more crispy. That said, if you do not have the time, you can still get crispy baked sweet potato fries by using high heat and a little drizzle of olive oil.

Should you wrap a sweet potato in foil when baking? ›

Wrapping sweet potatoes in foil helps in a few ways. It prevents the exterior of the tuber from drying out and overheating too quickly, which would minimize enzymatic activity; it also results in a more evenly cooked texture.

Is it better to bake sweet potatoes in foil or not? ›

The most important thing to note here is that I DON'T wrap them in foil. If you do, the sweet potato flesh will still cook, but the skin will be very moist and almost slimy. In order to get delectable, puffed up crispy skin and caramelization on the outside of each baked potato, place them onto the baking sheet bare!

How do you make Patti Labelle sweet potatoes? ›

Boil the sweet potatoes in a large stockpot until soft, about 25 minutes; drain. When cool enough to handle, peel the potatoes and transfer them to a large bowl. While the potatoes are still warm, add the butter, cream, agave, cinnamon and salt, and mash until smooth. Sprinkle with the orange zest.

When should you not eat sweet potatoes? ›

How to tell if sweet potatoes have gone bad. If your sweet potato is soft in spots, smells rotten, or oozes a mysterious liquid, that potato should be discarded. Another sign that sweet potatoes have taken a turn for the worse is if they start growing stalky purplish sprouts.

When not to use an avocado? ›

Avocados are rotten if they're mushy when squeezed, brown or moldy inside, and have developed rancidity or a sour smell. You may be able to salvage part of the fruit if it's just starting to brown inside and the rest of the fruit looks, smells, and tastes fine.

What pairs well with avocado sweet? ›

Indeed, avocado can play as well with mango, pineapple and citrus as it does with chocolate, coffee and vanilla. If you're having trouble embracing avocado as a fruit, both Jinich and Ferroni recommend tossing chunks of it into smoothies, which Jinich called “a perfect gateway for avocados” — or even margaritas.

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