Blistered sweet potatoes with herby tuna

Fill sweet potatoes with a tasty tuna mixture flavoured with pesto, parsley and dill for an easy midweek meal. It delivers 3 of your 5-a-day and is gluten free

  • Prep:25 mins
    Cook:15 mins
  • Serves 2
  • Easy

Nutrition per serving

  • kcal 503
  • fat 24g
  • saturates 9g
  • carbs 42g
  • sugars 18g
  • fibre 7g
  • protein 25g
  • salt 1.8g


  • 2 large sweet potatoes
  • ½ tbsp olive oil
  • 150g tuna in olive oil, drained
  • 2 tbsp pesto
  • 2 tbsp Greek yogurt
  • 1 lemon, juiced and ½ zested
  • ½ small bunch parsley, finely chopped
  • ½ small bunch dill, finely chopped, plus extra to serve
  • 1 large roasted red pepper, finely sliced
  • ¼ cucumber, deseeded and cubed
  • 60g feta, crumbled
  • peppery salad, to serve (optional)


  1. Heat the grill to high. Prick the potatoes with a fork, then microwave on high for 10 mins. Rub with the olive oil and season with salt. Transfer to a baking sheet and grill for 5 mins or until the skin is crisp and blistered.

  2. Tip the tuna into a mixing bowl and combine with the pesto, yogurt, lemon zest, most of the herbs and the roasted pepper, then gently stir in the cucumber, remaining herbs, feta and lemon juice. Season.

  3. Split the sweet potatoes open and fill with the tuna mixture, top with extra dill and serve with salad, if you like.

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