• Preparation time: 5 minutes, plus cooling
  • Cooking time: 40 minutes
  • Total time: 45 minutes, plus cooling
  • Serves:10


    10 small sweet potatoes (about 200g each)
    100g unsalted peanuts
    4 limes
    4 tbsp tamari
    4 red chillies, finely chopped
    bunch coriander, leaves picked
    bunch mint, leaves picked 


    1. Preheat the oven to 200˚C, gas mark 6. Rinse and dry the sweet potatoes, then prick them with a fork, rub them with a little salt and place on a tray. Roast for 30-40 minutes, until soft throughout.

    2. Meanwhile, tip the peanuts onto a baking tray; roast for 5-7 minutes, until golden. Set aside to cool, then smash up a little in a pestle and mortar.

    3. Grate the zest of 2 limes into a bowl and squeeze in the juice of all 4 limes. Add the tamari and ½ the chilli; mix well. Once the sweet potatoes are cooked through (you can keep them warm in a low oven until you are ready to eat), chop them into pieces and put on a platter. Pour over the lime and tamari dressing, turning the pieces in the dressing, then top with the herbs, peanuts and the remaining chilli.

    This recipe first appeared in Waitrose Food, December 2017 issue. Download the Waitrose Food app for the full issue

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