Baked Sweet Potato with Cannellini Beans

    Baked Sweet Potato with Cannellini Beans

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    55min


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    A delicious, filling vegetarian dish. It's like jacket potatoes but this uses sweet potatoes and beans cooked with tomatoes. Perfect for winter.

    Ingredients
    Serves: 4 

    • 4 sweet potato
    • 1 onion
    • 1 tin (400g) cannellini beans
    • 1 tin (400g) whole peeled roma tomatoes
    • 3 sprigs basil
    • 2 cloves garlic
    • 5 tbs light olive oil
    • 1 tbs salt
    • 4 tbs fresh parmesan cheese

    Directions
    Preparation:10min  ›  Cook:45min  ›  Ready in:55min 

    1. In a small oven proof baking dish coat the sweet potato with 2 tbs of olive oil and sprinkle with salt. Place in a hot oven to cook for approximately 30 - 45 mins or until cooked through and golden brown on the outside.
    2. While potatoes are in the oven roughly dice the onion and fry in a saucepan with the remaining olive oil and garlic. When the onion is just begining to caramelise add the drained tin of cannellini beans and allow to heat through. Add the tomato and basil. Once it is boiling reduce heat and allow to simmer for 10 minutes and remove from heat.
    3. The potato should be slightly wrinkled when done, remove from oven and place on plates. Slice the potatoes down the centre and fill with the cannellini bean mix. Sprinkle with parmesan cheese.

    Substitution

    In this recipe I have used tinned cannellini beans and tomato but fresh ingredients would provide a more authentic taste.

    Serving suggestion

    Makes a good side for meat eaters next to lightly seasoned chicken or beef. Alternatively sprinkle some fried diced bacon on top.

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