Spring Jacket Potatoes with Avocado, Pepper and Mustard Cress


2kg potatoes
300g hard cottage cheese / white curd cheese (mashed with fork)
1 cup natural yogurt
container of salad / mustard cress / 2 handfuls (chopped)
1 small red onion (chopped finely)
handful of fresh basil leaves (chopped)
black peppercorns
sea salt
1 large or 3 small ripe avocados – about 500g (peeled and cubed)
1 large red or orange bell pepper


Bake potatoes in the oven preheated to 170°C (338°F) until soft.

In meantime combine cottage cheese, yogurt, cress, basil, avocados, onion and peppers. Season with salt and freshly cracked pepper.

When potatoes are ready, serve them to the plates, make cut in each of them and top with cheese mixture. Serve immediately.

Serve 6 people as a snack or light dinner, or more as a side dish.

  • This cheese mixture taste also good on toasted slice of bread with butter.

Your thoughts…

  1. Potatoes and cottage cheese – I thought I was the only one. Love the combo.

  2. Mmmmm this would make a perfect meal!!!!

  3. mmm. potato and avocado! you’re combining two of my favorite things!! this sounds delicious!

  4. Margot this really is marvellous just right up my street! I do adore baked potatoes but hubby really dislikes them, this would be such a treat for me when I’m home alone mmmmmmmm ;D

    Rosie x

  5. You love your stuffed potatoes! Great springy dish.

  6. Oh yum, those sound fantastic, and the picture is awesome!

  7. Oh, this looks delicious, Margot. Thank you for reminding me that it’s been way too long since I last had a jacket potato. Hope you are well!

  8. What a great way to eat potatoes. Looks fabulous.

  9. This sound so good, Margot. I will defo try it out.
    Welcome back home and hope you had a fantabolous vacation.

  10. I LOVE jacket potatoes, no boiled, microwaved or fried potato can even compare. I love the nutty taste of the skin…..
    The filling in your potatoes are just amazing.I am glad I found your site today!!!

  11. MMMMMMMMMMM…Margot!!! This looks really appetizing!!! I love it!!

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