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Sea Salt Baked Sweet Potatoes (Purple + Gold)

An earthy, salty-sweet baked potato recipe that delivers so much pleasure and comfort. The sweetness of the purple and gold potatoes plays off the tang of the lemon-spiked mustard dressing, and the electric colour and fluffy texture of the potato flesh makes these the prettiest, tastiest and healthiest spuds going around.

2 large sweet potatoes – one purple and one gold

Sea salt flakes

Olive oil

Mixed salad leaves

Zest and juice of one lemon

1 tsp wholegrain mustard

1 tbsp honey

90 ml extra virgin olive oil

Sea salt

Freshly ground black pepper

Preheat oven to 200C

Clean the potatoes thoroughly, making sure that you scrub all the dirt and grit off the skins. Prick them all over with a fork, and sprinkle with flaky sea salt. Pop potatoes into a baking tray and bake in the over for approx. 1 hour, until tender.

While the potatoes are baking, make the dressing. In a screw-top jar combine the lemon juice, zest, mustard, honey, oil and salt and pepper. Secure the lid and shake until incorporated. Taste, make any adjustments.

Once the potatoes are beautiful and tender remove from the oven and cut a big cross into the top of each potato, then gently but firmly pinch the ends of each potato to open up the tops. Drizzle the potatoes with the sweet lemon dressing and serve warm with mixed salad.

10 thoughts on “Sea Salt Baked Sweet Potatoes (Purple + Gold)

  1. Pingback: Honey Baked Sweet Potato Fries « Romancing the Bee

  2. Wow, this sounds absolutely amazing. I never thought to dress my potatoes/yams with anything other than salt and pepper, but now I can’t wait to get baking. Thanks for this recipe!

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