Sweet potato skins

Cooks in 50 minutes

These sweet potato skins are healthy and full of flavour. If you like, feel free to top them with good quality grated cheese before baking.

You will need

  • Large bowl
  • Baking tray


Serves 4
  • 4 medium-size sweet potatoes
  • 1 small tin of butter beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1 small tin of chickpeas, drained and rinsed
  • 200 g (7 oz) baby spinach, roughly chopped and wilted
  • 2 tsp of ground cumin
  • 1 tsp of ground turmeric
  • 1 tsp of ground smoked paprika
  • 1 tsp of salt
  • 1/2 tsp of black pepper
  • 1/4 tsp of cayenne pepper

Preparation Method

65 minutes
  1. Preheat the oven to 180˚C/Gas mark 4. Lay the baking tray with parchment paper.
  2. Place sweet potatoes on a baking tray and pop in the oven for 40 minutes, or until tender. When ready, remove from the oven and cool down slightly.
  3. In a large bowl place chickpeas, butter beans, spinach, cumin, turmeric, smoked paprika, cayenne pepper, black pepper and salt and mix well.
  4. Cut sweet potatoes in half and scrape the sweet potato out of the peel, leaving a thick layer inside with the skin, it can stand up on its own. Add sweet potato into the bowl and stir in.
  5. Fill each skin with the sweet potato, and chickpeas mixture. Place back on the cooking tray and pop into the oven for 10-15 minutes. Serve sweet potato skins with dip sauce of your choice.

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