Recipe Idea: Roasted Sweet Potatoes & Figs

1st April 2020

Lockdown’s encouraging me to dust off the recipe books and try new dishes with our limited resources, so thought I’d start sharing them.

I miss going to a local restaurant that does something amazing with sweet potatoes and I wanted to copy this. The restaurant gets inspiration from the book Jerusalem by Yotam Ottolenghi* which I was given for my birthday.

I came across a roasted sweet potatoes and fresh figs recipe and decided to give this a go.

I used dried figs instead of fresh, and didn’t use goat’s cheese because our cheese stock is limited!

I’m a huge balsamic vinegar fan, as it’s full of flavour and most brands are low on calories. I used the Ponti Glaze with Balsamic Vinegar from the Ciao Gusto Ponti Range at Ocado, which currently has 15% off throughout April 2020.

The glaze is a gorgeous tasting, authentic Italian ingredient which can be used in a range of dishes. It went really well with the spring onions, figs, chilli and sweet potatoes.

I would never have thought to roast sweet potatoes with a fruit like figs alongside spicy chilli, but the combination is stunning.
The glaze tops it off and next time I’m going to try the dried apricots I have left in the fruit drawer.

To try this recipe you can see the full recipe here, as I cannot publish it without permission.

Here’s the end result; Feel free to comment with any recipes you’ve tried during isolation that I might have the ingredients for!

No payment was received for this post. The product was gifted in order to test for the purpose of this recipe review. All opinions are honest and my own. *This post contains Amazon affiliate links.

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