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Four Favourite Ways To Enjoy Baked Sweet Potato

Baked sweet potatoes are great because they're great with a range of different flavours. They taste delicious with sweet or savoury food and can be transformed from a boring potato into a delicious meal to be enjoyed for lunch or dinner.

So here I have added my five favourite ways to enjoy sweet potatoes, recipes I use on a weekly basis as they are so easy to prepare and take little time fussing around the kitchen. 

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Mexican Style With Black Beans & Red Onion Topped With Poached Egg

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Vegetarian

 To Create this Mexican inspired sweet potato I finely diced a small red onion and lightly fried it in a dash of olive oil. 

Hiding underneath are a few small finely chopped baby tomatoes that were added to the red onion, followed by 1/4 cup of black beans. I added a sprinkle of himalayan salt, pepper, garlic powder and smokes paprika over the top.

Once the potato is nice and crispy take out the oven and assemble with a poached egg on top. Garnish with some fresh rocket and sesame seeds. 

Humous Stuffed Sweet Potatoes With Asparagus, Spring Onion & Asparagus

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Vegan

This really is as simple as it looks!

Mini sweet potatoes roasted in a thin coating of olive oil and himalayan salt. Stuffed with humous, steamed asparagus strips and spring onion, these are light and delicious! I use a julienne peeler to slice my asparagus then steam for around 5-7 minutes to keep the crunch. 

Garnish with fresh greens and sweet pomegranate seeds, with the addition of poppy seeds.

Easy Peasy Lemon Squeezey!

Fresh Spring Greens With Black Beans, Pomegranate Seeds & Cress

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Vegan

For days when I need a healthy lunch and an excuse to pack in some greens, this is an easy and simple way to do so!

I use Vegan butter (can be found in most supermarkets) to make the centre soft and creamy, drizzle a little lemon juice then season with salt and pepper.

For the filling I like to steam fresh spring greens, then add black beans and to complete I add pomegranate seeds for a sweet crunch.

If you prefer greens such as asparagus, broccoli or even green beans this an excuse to fit any in!

Steamed Asparagus, Spring Onion, Poached Egg & Poppy Seeds

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Vegetarian

Vegan butter is a great alternative I found in Waitrose. There are a range of options to chose from which are lower is saturates and plant based (good for the heart.)

By adding a tbsp of vegan butter to the centre of the sweet potato is heavenly!

Crunchy steamed asparagus, chopped spring onion and peppery cress go so well together with the addition of a perfectly poached egg on top! The egg marries the flavours together which is topped with sesame, poppy and sunflower seeds!

Season with himalayan salt, a crunch of black pepper and a tiny pinch of chilli flakes.

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    Cassie
    April 7, 2016 at 12:01 am

    I LOVE baked sweet potatoes–sweet potatoes in general actually, haha! Have you ever tried other sweet potato varieties like the Japanese or Hannah sweet potato? They’re both SO good. These are wonderful ideas and ways to whip up a good loaded sweet potato! Poached eggs on top = the best!

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