Sweet Potato Nachos Shine as Appetizer

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Next time you’re looking for a tasty snack or hors d’oeuvre, you might want to try a fun and healthier take on nachos. This recipe will make you the star of any occasion, and it’s GF and vegetarian. Sweet potatoes are a great source for vitamin A, potassium and fiber. Black beans provide protein and fiber, as well as key nutrients such as zinc and folate. For extra protein, add ½ pound fully cooked, 100-percent-grass-fed ground beef.

Ingredients:

  • ½ tsp. salt
  • 2 tsp. ground cumin
  • 2 tsp. chili powder
  • 1 pound sweet potatoes (peeled and sliced lengthwise ¼-inch thick – about 3 small))
  • ½ red onion (peeled and finely chopped)
  • 1 (14.5-ounce) can no-salt-added black beans (rinsed and drained)
  • 1 medium tomato (diced)
  • ¾ cup puréed lower-sodium mild or medium salsa
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar or Monterey Jack cheese
  • 1 avocado (diced)
  • ½ cup plain regular or Greek yogurt (optional)

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. In a small bowl, combine salt, cumin and chili powder; set aside.
  2. Coat a rimmed baking sheet with nonstick spray. Place sweet potato rounds and onion, intermixed, on prepared baking sheet; spray with nonstick spray and sprinkle with seasoning mixture. Bake for 18–20 minutes or until potatoes are just soft. Remove from oven.
  3. Toss beans and diced tomato with salsa. Top sweet potatoes with roasted onions, bean-salsa mixture and cheese. Bake an additional 4–6 minutes or until cheese melts. Remove from oven, top with avocado and yogurt, and serve.

PER SERVING (¼ of recipe): 412 cal, 13g fat (6g mono, 1g poly, 6g sat), 28mg chol, 628mg sodium, 54g carb (12g fiber, 15g sugars), 16g protein

SOURCE: This recipe is posted by permission of Delicious Living (and its parent company New Hope Network), a trusted voice in the natural living community for 30 years.

 

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