Since it was just 'Cinco de Mayo' I thought I would entice you with a Mexican sweet potato taco of sorts. Filled with my most beloved foods... this dinner is divine! No dessert needed! I promise! This meal is my new favorite, and I think it might be yours too... just look at that fiesta of color. Plus it gets better when we add the glaze! How is that even possible?
Sweet potato, avocado, cashews, salsa, and blue corn chips all in one meal? Oh my!
Fiesta Sweet Potato
You will need these organic items:
Whole sweet potato
Black beans - can be from a can, just be sure to rinse them.
Chopped tomato - I used cherry tomatoes.
Sweet corn - can be frozen corn that you lightly steamed.
Optional chopped organic green, yellow, or red peppers
Balsamic Vinegar glaze
Organic Blue corn chips
Bake a giant organic sweet potato for two, or bake a few smaller individual sweet potatoes to suit the number of people at your meal. Place your sweet potato on a baking sheet with parchment paper or foil for easy clean up. Slice an opening and bake 40 to 60 minutes depending on the size of your potato at 350 degrees. When done the flesh of the sweet potato should be soft enough to put a fork through easily.
Open the cut area of the sweet potato and fluff the interior meat. Place potato on a plate or wide bowl. I did not put amounts on this recipe since it's "to each his own" when it comes to toppings. Be generous!
Let's spoon on a heaping layer of organic salsa over the open area of potato. Add organic black beans, chopped organic onion, chopped organic avocado, chopped organic tomato, whole raw cashews, and sweet organic corn. Did I say organic enough times? If you have organic chopped sweet peppers add them in too! Just like a taco let everything spill over and be voluptuous. Tantalizing, yes?
Got a a giant sized sweet potato like we had for dinner? Just slice that baby down and place the other half on another serving plate. Add more fiesta toppings if needed for your sweet dining partner. Be nice and share. You get points and maybe some leftovers too!
A rainbow of delight. Sprinkle your taco-ish creation with hemp seeds.
Drizzle with balsamic vinegar glaze. Did I mention that stuff is a favorite too? Ha! It did get better!
I added a bunch more sweet corn on my plate! Oh did I do that? Oh yes, this is gonna be good!
Now put a bowl of organic 'Garden Of Eatin Sprouted Blue' chips, or organic 'Late July' brand corn chips on the table. Dig into this glorious sensual sweet potato taco with your chips, or a fork.
Close your eyes and say mmmm. Hear that? It's fiesta sweet potato bliss... your soul will be singing!
Be happy, be healthy, be peace.