Colourful oven baked sweet potatoes

Recipe to colour up your plate

Before we start you got to know that I LOVE to cook but that I hate following recipes (so I never follow any). 

 

Do you know the feeling when you have to prepare dinner but you don’t really know what to make but then you remember that while scrolling through Pinterest you saw something that looked delicious? This was the case again last week so I went back to Pinterest and just scrolled around to find some inspiration, basing my search on sweet potatoes as I had bought some a couple of days before. 

 

Looking at different recipes I noticed that they often included Feta cheese and black beans and or lentils. Having all those things in the fridge I just added a couple of vegetables and some ground beef that also needed to be cooked. Below you can see the result and also my recipe (in case you like to follow one). If you like to freestyle in the kitchen just like I do, I hope my pictures will inspire you. 

 

What you need for the main part

  • 2 big sweet potatoes 
  • Small can of red beans 
  • Small can of red lentils 
  • Half a red onion 
  • 1 carrot 
  • Salt, pepper, paprika, olive oil, curry

 

 

What you need for the toppings (you can leave aside any of these if you don’t like them) 

  • 1/2 red onion
  • ground beef 
  • 1/2 paprika
  • 1/2 avocado
  • 1/2 Pomegranate
  • A few cherry tomatoes 
  • Cilantro 
  • Feta 

 

 

Directions

1. Wash the sweet potatoes, cut them in half and put little holes in them with a fork or a knife. Then sprinkle some olive oil and salt on them and put them in the oven until they are cooked (200 degrees for around 45-60 minutes (depending on size)

2. Cut the onion and fry in a pan until they are slightly brown. Add lentils and beans and season them with paprika, curry, salt and pepper. Add the carrot that you’ve cut into small pieces and half a glass of water. Cook some minutes and set aside

3. Cut the toppings you have chosen and set aside. Fry the ground beef in a pan

4. When the sweet potatoes are cooked, take out the flesh and add it to the lentil & bean mix

5. Fill this mix back into the sweet potatoes, add all the toppings you fancy and enjoy! A bit of crème fraiche would be nice on the side as well (but I did not have any ;) )

 

 

If you have left overs, then just go ahead and heat them up the day after - yum! 

 

BON APETIT !!

 

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About the author

Claude Marx

Former blogger at Imaginetheswallows.com and Masters graduate in Multilingual Communication, Claude turned her passion for Social Media into her full time job and is now working as freelance Social Media Manager and Content Creator, helping companies build their online presence. In her free time she loves to cook, discover new recipes and create her own. Also she loves to read, travel and watch series.