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Baked sweet potato with juniper & black pepper beetroot

Baked sweet potato with juniper & black pepper beetroot

The infused beetroot in this dish makes for a lively and flavour-packed lunch. The sweet potato will keep you going right through the afternoon.

  • Preparation: 10 mins
  • Cooking: 45 mins
  • Serves: 4

What you need:

  • 4 large sweet potatoes
  • 2 x 150g juniper & black pepper beetroot, cut into wedges
  • 180g shredded ham hock

For the dressing:

  • 170ml tub sour cream
  • Small bunch of chives, snipped
  • 1-2 tsp english mustard, to taste
  • Salt & freshly ground black pepper

What you do:

  1. Preheat the oven to 200/180/gas 6. Scrub the potatoes well and prick a couple of times with a fork. Arrange on a baking tray and bake for about 40 minutes until soft all the way through when pierced with a sharp knife.
  2. Whilst the potatoes are cooking, make the dressing by mixing together the sour cream and chives in a small bowl. Season to taste with mustard, salt and freshly ground black pepper.
  3. When the potatoes are cooked, cut down the middle and open up a little. Divide the beetroot between the potatoes and scatter over the ham. Finally, drizzle over the dressing before serving immediately.

Cook's tip:

Juniper & black pepper beetroot can be purchased from Morrisons and Sainsbury's, or choose a different flavour from the infused beetroot ready-to-eat range, which includes Spicy Sweet and Fiery Beetroot (Tesco Finest), Sweet Chilli Rosebud Beetroot (M&S), Red Wine Vinegar & Orange Blossom Honey Beetroot (M&S), Sweetfire Beetroot Wedges (Waitrose), Juniper & Black Pepper in Red Wine Vinegar Baby Beetroot (Morrisons), Lime Zest Baby Beetroot (Waitrose) , Juniperberry & Black Pepper Cocktail, Beetroot (Sainsbury's Taste the Difference), Sweetflame Beetroot (Sainsbury's Taste the Difference), Honey & Ginger Baby Beetroot (Asda).

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Beetroot is enjoying something of a revival as people discover there’s more to this great British vegetable than they thought. You can now buy beetroot in so many different ways – raw, cooked, marinated, lightly pickled - there’s so much to beetroot than the jar of pickled beetroot many of us will remember from our childhood.

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