Baked sweet potatoes with smashed avocado recipe

This delightfully light midweek meal is an easy peasy little treat! With less than 10 ingredients you can rustle it up with no fuss, but without compromising on flavour…

Baked sweet potatoes with smashed avocado recipe

Bakes sweet potatoes with smashed avocado

A deliciously light yet flavourful midweek meal

Course Main Course
Cuisine gluten free
Keyword sweet potato
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 15 minutes
Servings 2
Calories 598 kcal
Author Waitrose


  • 2 medium-large sweet potatoes
  • 2 tsp sunflower seeds
  • 75 g frozen garden peas
  • 1 avocado
  • A small handful of coriander leaves roughly chopped
  • 5 mint leaves shredded
  • 1 tsp Tabasco Green Pepper Sauce
  • Juice of 1/2 a lime
  • 25 g feta crumbled


  1. Preheat the oven to 200°C/Gas Mark 6. Pierce the potatoes with a fork and place on a baking tray. Bake for 1 hour until soft in the centre (test by gently squeezing the potatoes). Put the sunflower seeds in a small roasting tin and add to the oven for the final 5 minutes.

  2. Meanwhile, simmer the peas in a pan of boiling water for 3-4 minutes; drain. When the potatoes are nearly done, chop the avocado and put in a bowl with the peas. Crush together with the back of a fork. Add the herbs, Tabasco Green Pepper, a little seasoning and the lime juice, then combine.

  3. Cut open the potatoes. Divide the avocado and peas between them, sprinkle over the feta and scatter with sunflower seeds. Add a splash more Tabasco, to serve.

Nutrition Facts
Bakes sweet potatoes with smashed avocado
Amount Per Serving
Calories 598 Calories from Fat 230
% Daily Value*
Fat 25.5g39%
Saturated Fat 6.3g39%
Sugar 4.8g5%
Protein 10.9g22%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.