Long grey English winters sometimes call for something quick, easy and utterly cosy!
These vegan loaded baked potatoes are just that, hearty, warming and you’ll be able to get on with your day in no time.
You pop the potatoes in the oven, continue with what you’ve been doing while they bake away until crispy and tender.
Then just before the jacket potatoes are ready you prepare the ‘load’!
Hot and smokey tomato chickpeas, high in protein and with a bit of a kick, crispy oven roasted kale and a creamy tahini mustard sauce.
Indulgent, healthy and very satisfying!
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- 2 big potatoes
- 1 can chickpeas (drained weight approx. 240g)
- 2 Tbsp olive oil
- ¼ tsp salt
- 3 garlic cloves
- ½ green chilli (or less for a milder version)
- 1 can of chopped tomatoes (approx. 400g)
- 1½ tsp smoked paprika
- 2 Tbsp tahini
- ¼ tsp salt
- 1 tsp mustard
- 3 Tbsp water
- ½ tsp lemon juice
- 4 handful kale
- 2 tsp olive oil
- Pinch of salt
- Pre-heat the oven to 180˚C.
- Wash the potatoes, wrap them in aluminium foil and pop them in the oven until they’re fully cooked and tender. Depending on the size it can take between 30 and 50 minutes.
- Drain the chickpeas and fry them in olive oil until they start turning crispy. Add the salt, minced garlic and sliced green chilly and fry for another couple of minutes.
- Then add the chopped tomatoes and let it simmer on low heat for 10 to 15 minutes. Add the smoked paprika and let it simmer for 2 more minutes.
- Meanwhile to make the tahini mustard sauce, add the tahini, salt, mustard, water and lemon juice to a glass of mixing bowl and mix with a fork until well combined. You want the sauce to be smooth and creamy.
- Lastly, tear the kale into pieces and mix with the oil and salt. Spread the kale on a baking sheet and pop it in the oven just a few minutes before the potatoes are ready. Keep an eye on the kale since it can start burning rather quickly. It’ll only need a few minutes in the oven. Once the edges are starting to go crispy and the potatoes are cooked transfer them to a plate and top with all the toppings! Enjoy!