Purple Sweet Potatoes with Spring Onions/leeks Bake

In this recipe you can use both purple or orange sweet potatoes. Spring onions can be replaced with leeks

Portions: 4 as main, 6 as a side         Prep and Cooking: 50 min


  • 600-700g sweet potatoes
  • 4-5 spring onions or 1 leek cut in half lengthwise
  • 1/2 lemon

From the cupboard:

  • Cooking oil
  • 150g olive oil
  • 2 teaspoons oregano
  • Ground black pepper to taste
  • Salt to taste
  • 150g feta cheese


  1. Peel and thinly slice the sweet potatoes into rings
  2. Blanch the slices for 3 minutes
  3. Arrange the rings upright into a deep baking tray
  4. Make a dressing with the juice of the lemon, olive oil, oregano and black pepper. Divide it in two
  5. Use one part of the dressing to season the sweet potatoes into the baking tray while they are warm.
  6. Bake for 15 min.
  7. Meanwhile cut the spring onions in three or two (depending on how long is your tray). In a greased frying pan fry the spring onions quickly with a bit of salt and leave until the sweet potatoes are ready.
  8. Arrange the spring onions onto the baked sweet potatoes. Sprinkle with feta and season with the rest of the dressing. Bake until feta melts and gets brown.

Recipe design and Image by Pavlina