Baked Sweet Potato with Feta, Gremolata and Sour Cream 


For those of you unsure what gremolata is, it’s a fabulous condiment that is made with lots of fresh, zingy flavours. A classic gremolata is made with lemon zest, garlic and parsley but mine has the addition of a little spicy kick.. red chilli. Obviously feel free to leave this out if you don’t like the heat.


This recipe is perfect for lunch or supper and is hearty, warming and relatively cheap to make. Plus, once you know how to make gremolata, you can dollop it on anything or stir it through pasta or rice.

Serves 2

2 large sweet potatoes

1 large clove of garlic

1 red chilli, deseeded and finely chopped

Zest of 1 lemon

Good olive oil 



Sour cream 



1.Preheat the oven to gas 6, 200°C, fan 180°C. Pierce the potatoes several times with a fork and put them a roasting tin. Bake for 60-90 minutes, until soft and cooked through. Keep checking as different sized potatoes will take different times. Mine were pretty big!

2.Meanwhile, make the gremolata by mixing the oil, parsley, garlic, lemon zest, chilli and a little seasoning. Cut a deep slit in the potatoes, spoon in the gremolata, sprinkle with feta cheese then dollop a big spoonful of sour cream on the top.


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Tara Smith

I am a winner of Grow Magazine, Exeter’s 100 Most Influential Women, An Exeter Based food and lifestyle blogger, ballet teacher, home cook and cat lover!

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