Baked sweet potatoes with grated salad & very sticky and crunchy seeds

Okay, you might not be able to see the sweet potato hidden underneath the grated salad, but to get an idea, it should look like that! For me the best part of this dish are the sticky  crunchy seeds and the spiced yoghurt. But to be honest, this whole sweet potato rocks! -enjoy-

Ingredients (serves 4)

4 medium sweet potatoes (350g each)
olive oil
1 lemon
160 g fat-free natural yoghurt
½ teaspoon turmeric
½ teaspoon ground cumin
3 carrots
10 radishes
2 raw beetroots
1 red onion
1 apple
extra virgin olive oil
1 big handful of pumpkin seeds
1 big handful of sunflower seeds
maple syrup , optional
50 g rocket

Method

Preheat the oven to 180ºC/350ºF/gas 4. Scrub the sweet potatoes, pat dry, then rub with a little olive oil and a pinch of sea salt and black pepper. Roast on a baking tray for about 40 minutes, or until cooked through.
Finely grate half the lemon zest into a small bowl and mix in the yoghurt, turmeric and cumin. Leave at room temperature until needed.
Scrub the carrots, radishes and beetroots, peel the onion and core the apple. In this order, carefully push the carrots, radishes, red onion, apple and beetroots through the grating blade of your food processor, or coarsely grate by hand, then tip into a bowl.
Mix the veg with the lemon juice, 1½ tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil and a good pinch of salt and pepper.
A few minutes before your potatoes are ready, toast the seeds in a small frying pan on a medium heat for 2 minutes.
At this point, add 2 tablespoons of maple syrup (if using) and let it bubble until it starts to thicken, then take off the heat. Carefully pour onto a sheet of greaseproof paper, leave to cool and don’t touch!
Cut a cross in the top of your cooked potatoes and gently break them open with a fork, mashing a little of the inside as you go.
Spoon over a good dollop of the spiced yoghurt, followed by the juicy grated salad, and the seeds. Serve with the rocket scattered over.

 

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