Thursday, 21 July 2016

Baked Sweet Potato with Fig and Goat's Cheese

Baked sweet potato served with chopped fig and goats cheese

A baked potato is one of my favourite, go-to meals. Perfect for lunch or a light dinner, my standard affair is potato topped with baked beans and oozing with butter. 

I also love a bit of a sweet kick so often serve up a baked sweet potato with a little butter and a good helping of salad.

But in honour of the warmer weather, I decided to give this classic comfort a summery twist with another favourite combination - fig and goat's cheese.

Fig and goats cheese


This would make an especially nice light meal idea in later summer when figs come into season here in the UK.

Juicy, sweet figs pair beautifully with the sweetness of the baked sweet potato, while the goat's cheese gives a little savoury balance to the combination.

Best of all, it's incredibly simple to make - which is ideal for making the most of any sunshine we may get this summer!

Baked Sweet Potato with Fig and Goat's Cheese


It would also make a lovely vegetarian option at a summer barbecue or garden party if you happen to be hosting.

All you have to do is bake your potato - I like to start off with a blast in the microwave for six to eight minutes, before transferring to the oven at about 180°c for twenty to thirty minutes to crisp up. (Bigger potatoes may take longer than this). Alternatively, you can cook them on the BBQ if you're feeling particularly summery!

Baked sweet potato


Chop up figs and goats cheese in whatever quantities you fancy, then sprinkle over the top.

Fresh figs


Pop the cheese on first so that it melts deliciously into the hot potato to create yummy, cheesy perfection.

Then serve with a little side salad and dig in!

Recipe for baked sweet potato with fig and goat's cheese


What are you favourite baked potato toppings?

I've also added this yummy recipe to the #InspirationalFoodies Linky where you'll find all kinds of delicious and inspiring dishes being added!

Jennifer
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10 comments

  1. Ohh yum! This looks so good - I love baked potatos and don't eat them enough, I love a good baked beans, but tuna and cheese is good too!

    Jasmin Charlotte

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    1. I always forget how much I enjoy tuna on a jacket potato!

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  2. I would never have thought to have sweet potato with fig and goats cheese! This looks really good!

    Jane / deluminators

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    1. Neither would I if I hadn't originally seen a recipe for roasted sweet potato slices with fig and goat's cheese!

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  3. This looks delicious, despite me not being the hugest fan of goat's cheese! x

    NINEGRANDSTUDENT: A Lifestyle Blog

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    1. It could definitely be mixed up a little bit - it's the only time I've ever gone for something other than cheddar, but there must be all kinds of cheesy possibilities!
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    2. I do love brie and cranberry too! That's quite a twist on the cheese and beans topping! I'd love for you to add a recipe or 3 to our new #InspireFoodies linky: http://www.largerfamilylife.com/2016/07/25/introducing-the-inspirational-foodies-linky-add-your-recipes-now/

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    3. Brie and cranberry is a wonderful combination! Will certainly have a look at your linky :)

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  4. Thank you for joining in with the linky! Hope you'll be back next week and I'll be sure to return for more deliciousness too! xx #InspiringFoodies

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  5. Oh wow, this sounds delicious. Baked sweet potato is so tasty and I love your choice of toppings. Figs are gorgeous and as for goats cheese, my absolute favourite

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