Roasted sesame sweet potatoes & asparagus

Flavoured with Thai fish sauce, soy, ginger and garlic, this Asian-inspired dish makes a great accompaniment to meat, fish and tofu recipes

  • Prep:10 mins
    Cook:30 mins
  • Serves 3
  • Easy

Nutrition per serving

  • kcal 267
  • fat 3g
  • saturates 1g
  • carbs 55g
  • sugars 17g
  • fibre 11g
  • protein 7g
  • salt 1.4g


  • 750g sweet potatoes, peeled and cut into 2cm pieces
  • 3 garlic cloves, sliced
  • thumb-sized piece ginger, peeled and sliced into matchsticks
  • ½ tsp sesame oil
  • 1 tsp Thai fish sauce
  • 1½ tbsp reduced-salt soy sauce
  • 1 bunch asparagus, ends trimmed, cut in half
  • 1 tsp sesame seeds


  1. Heat oven to 200C/180C fan/gas 6. Put the potatoes in a large roasting tin and toss with the garlic, ginger, sesame oil, fish sauce and 1 tbsp soy sauce. Roast for 20 mins or until golden brown and tender.

  2. Add the asparagus, 3 tbsp water and the remaining soy, and roast for 10 mins more. Sprinkle with the sesame seeds, then serve.

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