Tuna Apple Stuffed Sweet Potatoes

I am so excited to share these tuna apple stuffed sweet potatoes with you. A variation of this dish used to be my favorite go to meal when I was studying biology in Stockholm. Of course the version they offered at the cafeteria used regular potatoes and most likely sour-cream etc. I used to almost eat this every day and was obsessed with it. So I decided to recreate it and OMG! It is soooo delicious. I cannot wait for you to try it. It is also really easy and quite fast to whip up and therefore makes for the perfect quick healthy and delicious dinner recipe.

The tuna apple stuffed sweet potatoes features the following health promoting ingredients:

  • Sweet potatoes: rich in fiber, vitamins and minerals
  • Coconut yogurt: probiotics for gut gut health
  • Tuna: Omega 3 fatty acids and great protein source
  • Lemon, apples, onions and herbs: Vitamins and phytochemicals

My husband and I use all of the tuna dip for just the two of us but depending how much stuffing you use you might be able to use it for more than 2 people. Or even better have leftovers for the next day to either enjoy another round of stuffed sweet potatoes or simply as a dip with sliced vegetables.

Sweet potatoes come in a wide variety and I encourage you to play around with different kinds. If you don’t like them too sweet opt for white sweet potatoes as they are the least sweet. Sweet potatoes differ in size. Some of them are gigantic. So for this recipe I try to go for the smaller ones, that way they cook faster and are the perfect portion for one person. If potatoes are not a problem for you you could also use regular potatoes for this dish.

As always feel free to adjust the recipe to your personal preference by using more or less onion and apple, adding other veggies like celery to the mix and/or your favorite spice blend.

For questions and feedback please use the comment section below and if you make it please tag me on social media. It always makes me very happy to see when you guys make my recipes.

Happy cooking

~Annika

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Tuna Apple Stuffed Sweet Potatoes
These tuna apple stuffed sweet potatoes are the perfect easy, healthy and delicious dinner recipe. They are also dairy and gluten free, paleo and AIP.
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Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
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Ingredients
For the baked sweet potatoes
For the tuna stuffing
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Servings
people
Ingredients
For the baked sweet potatoes
For the tuna stuffing
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Instructions
  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. Wash the sweet potatoes and poke a few whole with a fork on each side.
  2. Grease the part of the baking sheet with some coconut oil where you are going to put the sweet potatoes. Place the sweet potatoes on there and bake for about 30-40 minutes or until fork tender. Baking time will vary depending on the size of the sweet potatoes and how soft you prefer them.
  3. After half of the cooking time start preparing the stuffing. If the tuna you are using is packed in olive oil, pour most of it in a jar and save it for your next tuna salad. If it is packed in water discard the water.
  4. In a medium bowl mix together coconut yogurt, tuna and the juice of half a lemon. Stir until smooth.
  5. Finely mince onion and chop apples into small pieces. Add them to the tuna mix and stir. Depending on how many apple pieces you would like in your dip, either add 1/4 or 1/2 an apple. Season with salt and pepper to your liking.
  6. Once the sweet potatoes are done slice them open and season the inside with salt and pepper. Stuff the inside with the tuna dip. Add chopped parsley or cilantro as a garnish and enjoy.
Recipe Notes
  • A quality coconut yogurt should only consist of probiotics and coconut. So watch out for added thickeners and sugar and opt for the best brand available.
  • When getting wild caught fish the problematic of overfishing and by-catch is important to consider. For more information take a look at the seafood watch for the most sustainable sources. Albacore tuna, caught by hand-operated pole and lines, is one of the best options at the moment. But again check the app to monitor changes and check for your region.

Comments

  1. Tamara Webster

    Wondering if you ever tried another base instead of coconut yogurt? I cannot find any around here in Calgary, AB without gums and other bad ingridents but this looks soooo good. I use a garlic mayo from Mickey Trescott in tuna salad and maybe that would work?

    1. Hi Tamara, Thank you so much for your comment. I have only tried it with coconut yogurt so far but I do believe that Mickey’s garlic mayo could work very well with this. Let me know if you try it. Also you could try making your own coconut yogurt. I have used this recipe before and it came out great. https://www.amymyersmd.com/2014/02/coconut-milk-yogurt/. But there are tons of other recipes online as well on how to make it in case you haven’t tried yet. Have a great day 🙂

  2. Patricia Oliveira

    Really delicious!! Thank you for the recipe 🙂

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