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20th Dec 2016

Bold, But Not Really Bold – Sweet Potato Wedges With Whipped Feta, Lemon And Black Pepper Dip


  • Sweet potatoes
  • Feta cheese
  • Lemon
  • Chili flakes
  • Thyme
  • Natural yoghurt
  • Black pepper

When it comes to eating healthy, the struggle is real.

You usually manage to get a few good days in where you’re on the straight and narrow before you end up cracking miserably and indulging in your favourite filthy treat.

That’s why I wanted to come up with something that wasn’t especially bad for you, but still tasted bloody amazing.

These aren’t quite sweet potato fries with a fatty dip, but they taste every bit as good. Get stuck in…


Step 1

The beauty about this recipe is that you don’t need many ingredients and it’s ready in less than 30 minutes with little to no prep.

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Step 2

Give the sweet potatoes a good wash and chop them in half lengthwise.

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Step 3

Next up you want to chop them into wedges. The key is making them all even in size, so as they’ll cook at the same speed.

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Step 4

Lash them into an oven tray with a good handful of the thyme leaves, some chili flakes, olive oil and a good dusting of salt. Toss them all around and lash them into the oven at 200 degrees for 30 minutes. You’ll want to toss them around a couple of times to make sure they’re not sticking.

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Step 5

While the sweet potatoes are cooking, make the dip in a large bowl. Lash the feta cheese in with a load of black pepper (be super generous) and some olive oil.

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Step 6

Add a couple of spoonfuls of natural yoghurt in. This helps to make it into more of a sauce.

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Step 7

Add the juice of the lemon into the sauce. Again this gives it a savage kick.

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Step 8

Whip the sauce up using a fork. You don’t want it to be super smooth, as the feta gives it a lovely texture, but semi smooth so it spreads out over the sweet potatoes.

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Step 9

When the potatoes are crunchy on the outside and soft in the middle, whip them out of the oven.

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Step 10

Pop them on the plate. These would work brilliantly as a side dish as well.

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Step 11

Spoon the sauce over the sweet potatoes and serve them up immediately.

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You’ll never come up with a quicker treat to make for yourself during the week and these taste absolutely amazing. Grill yourself up a chicken breast or some fish to go with these and you’ll still be eating well but won’t be craving that fatty treat either.

Get stuck in!

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