Baked sweet potato with juniper & black pepper beetroot, ham & a sour cream, chive & mustard dressing


The infused beetroot in this dish makes for a lively and flavour-packed lunch. The sweet potato will keep you going right through the afternoon.

Serves: 4 as a light lunch with salad

Preparation time: 10 minutes

Cooking time: 45 minutes

You’ll need:

4 large sweet potatoes

2 x 150g juniper & black pepper beetroot, cut into wedges

180g shredded ham hock

for the dressing:

170ml tub sour cream

a small bunch of chives, snipped

1-2 tsp english mustard, to taste

Salt & freshly ground black pepper

What to do:

Preheat the oven to 200/180/gas 6. Scrub the potatoes well and prick a couple of times with a fork. Arrange on a baking tray and bake for about 40 minutes until soft all the way through when pierced with a sharp knife.

Whilst the potatoes are cooking, make the dressing by mixing together the sour cream and chives in a small bowl. Season to taste with mustard, salt and freshly ground black pepper.

When the potatoes are cooked, cut down the middle and open up a little. Divide the beetroot between the potatoes and scatter over the ham. Finally, drizzle over the dressing before serving immediately.

Cook’s tips: juniper & black pepper beetroot can be purchased from Morrisons and Sainsbury’s, or choose a different flavour from the infused beetroot ready-to-eat range, which includes Spicy Sweet and Fiery Beetroot (Tesco Finest), Sweet Chilli Rosebud Beetroot (M&S), Red Wine Vinegar & Orange Blossom Honey Beetroot (M&S), Sweetfire® Beetroot Wedges (Waitrose), Juniper & Black Pepper in Red Wine Vinegar Baby Beetroot (Morrison’s), Lime Zest Baby Beetroot (Waitrose) , Juniperberry & Black Pepper Cocktail, Beetroot (Sainsbury’s Taste the Difference), Sweetflame Beetroot (Sainsbury’s Taste the Difference), Honey & Ginger Baby Beetroot (Asda)

Another great recipe from Love Beetroot. 

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