Charred sweet potatoes with tahini yogurt

BBQ ideas Aug 29, 2021

  • Serves 6
  • 10 mins to prepare and 50 mins to cook
  • 502 calories/serving
  • Healthy
  • Vegetarian
  • Gluten-free


  • 6 large sweet potatoes
  • olive oil, for brushing and drizzling
  • 2 tbsp tahini
  • 250g Greek-style yogurt
  • 15g fresh cut basil, finely chopped
  • 15g fresh dill, finely chopped
  • 1 garlic clove, crushed
  • 50g pine nuts,
  • pinch of crushed chillies


  1. Heat the barbecue. Brush each potato with a little olive oil, then wrap in foil and cook on the barbecue for 30-40 mins or until the flesh is tender.
  2. Alternatively, preheat the oven to gas 4, 180°C, fan 160°C, and bake the potatoes for 45-50 mins.
  3. Meanwhile, mix the tahini, yogurt, garlic, and most of the herbs in a bowl.
  4. Toast the pine nuts in a frying pan over medium heat for 2-3 mins until golden, shaking the pan regularly.
  5. Remove from the pan and set aside.
  6. Cut a slit lengthways into the sweet potatoes and pinch each end to create a cavity.
  7. Add a dollop of tahini yogurt.
  8. Sprinkle over the pine nuts, crushed chillies, remaining herbs, some seasoning, and a drizzle of oil to serve.

Tip: Are you short on time? Microwave the potatoes, pierced with a fork, for 8 minutes on high, or until just soft. Cover tightly with foil and cook for 15 minutes, rotating once.

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