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Recipe: Sweet Potato and Aduki Bean Triangles

Taken from Our Lizzy’s Packed Lunches and Picnics course. Makes a nice change from sandwiches for a picnic.

Makes 12

Ready in 45 min


  • 1 packet of filo pastry
  • 6 tbsp olive oil for brushing
  • 150g sweet potato, cooked
  • 1 tin aduki beans
  • small handful of chopped spinach
  • tsp paprika
  • salt and black pepper to taste

1. Cook, then mash the sweet potato. Add the spinach, beans and paprika. Mix well and season to taste. Allow to cool before filling the pastry.

2. Cut a sheet of filo pastry in half length ways and brush half with oil. Place the other half on top and brush again.

3. Place a large tablespoon of filling at one end of the pastry and fold in a triangle shape.

4. Place on baking tray and brush with oil. Repeat until the pastry or filling is used up.

5. Bake for about 15 to 20 minutes in a pre-heated oven Gas Mark 6/200°C, until crisp and golden.

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