COURGETTE AND SWEET POTATO LOAF
this magnificent loaf is an ideal way to use up eggs and is perfect for sharing.
sweet potatoes are loaded with fibre, antioxidants, vitamins and minerals, while courgettes offer immune system-boosting vitamin C and potassium.
this loaf is also vegetarian, dairy-free and free of wheat and gluten.
INGREDIENTS Serves six
5 eggs, lightly beaten 1 onion, finely chopped 1 clove garlic, crushed 450g (1lb) courgette, grated 250g (½lb) sweet potato, peeled and grated 150g (5¼ oz) ground almonds 1 tsp baking powder ½ cup of nutritional yeast or strong cheese 2 tbsp pesto 1 tbsp dried rosemary A few cherry tomatoes, to top Salt and pepper
Line a baking tin (20x30cm or 8x12in) with greaseproof paper.
if you have a food processor, use the grater blade to prepare your sweet potato, courgette, onion and garlic.
in a large bowl, mix together the sweet potato and the courgette with the ground almonds, rosemary, yeast or cheese, and salt and pepper.
Make a well in the mixture and add the eggs and the pesto, then mix well. stir in the onions, garlic and baking powder.
Pour the mixture into your prepared baking tin, spreading evenly, and top with the cherry tomatoes.
Bake for 40-50 minutes at 200C (400F, gas 6). the loaf is cooked when a skewer comes out clean.
Courgette and sweet potato loaf Hearty and healthy: This sweet potato and courgette loaf tastes delicious and is packed with vitamins and fibre