Selasi's turmeric sweet potato pie | Healthy Diet

Selasi’s turmeric sweet potato pie

Brought to you by Selasi from the Great British Bake Off, this wholesome and hearty turmeric sweet potato pie can be healthier than you think with a few simple swaps!


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Selasi’s turmeric sweet potato pie


  • 3-4 tbsps Vita Coco Coconut Oil.
  • 1 red onion, chopped,
  • 2-3 carrots, chopped
  • 100g sundried tomatoes, chopped
  • 1 garlic clove, grated
  • Thumb sized piece of ginger, grated
  • 2 tbsps. tomato puree
  • 1 can of chopped tomatoes
  • 1 aubergine, chopped
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • ½ tsp cayenne pepper
  • 1 vegetable stock cube
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 4 medium to large sweet potatoes, peeled and cut into small chunks
  • 1 ½ tsp turmeric
  • Pinch of sea salt
  • Ground black pepper to taste
  • Chopped fresh thyme
  • 1 tsp Vita Coco Coconut Oil
  • 1 tsp honey


  1. In a large pan, begin to fry the onion, carrots, sundried tomato, garlic and ginger for 2-3 minutes.
  2. Add the puree and fry for 2 minutes on medium heat.
  3. Add the can of tomatoes and the remaining ingredients.
  4. Cover and leave to simmer /reduce for about 15 minutes.
  5. Fill a medium pan with boiling water and add some salt. Boil the sweet potatoes until just soft (about 15-20 minutes).
  6. Drain the water once cooked, and mash the sweet potato. Add the turmeric, black pepper, thyme, oil and honey.
  7. Preheat the grill at 200c.
  8. Pour your sauce into a 25 * 19cm oven dish. Place your mash in a piping bag, cut the end and pipe blobs neatly onto the sauce, covering the entire dish.
  9. Sprinkle with some sea salt and grill for 10-15mins until crisp and golden on top.

This turmeric sweet potato pie recipe is provided by Vita Coco. More delicious healthy recipes can be found here.