Sweet Potato Nachos May 22, 2016 13:32
It's been awhile since I shared anything here on the Road to Happy blog. Finally found a little time on this beautiful sunny Sunday:) I've been eating way too much crap lately and my body was begging for some veggies. A lovely vendor at the farmers market gave me some fresh yellow tomatoes that inspired this dish. I LOVE nachos but made the traditional way they are not only loaded with fat but they are expensive to make! So...after trying sweet potato in a burrito I thought why not nachos?
First thing you want to do is wash a sweet potato, pierce it and throw it in the microwave until its nice and soft. Mine was pretty large and took maybe 6 or 7 minutes but I stopped every few minutes to check just so I didn't overcook it.
Next, I chopped up tomatoes, green pepper, green onion and fresh cilantro. I added chili flakes (because I had no fresh jalapenos), some lemon juice (because I had no fresh limes) and some sea salt. I mixed it up and put it in the fridge for a bit to let the flavors mix together.
I took my cooked sweet potato and scooped it out of the skin and into a dish. I mashed it up with a spoon and sprinkled a little salt on top and allowed it to cool. Then I added the veggie mix on top and ate it with some nacho chips.
Simple. Delicious. So quick to make! There is no actual recipe for this dish. You just use what you have on hand and what you like to eat. If you don't like spicy or cilantro, don't add it. If you love black olives or sour cream, add them. Anything goes! Use your intuition and your taste buds as your recipe. I would have loved guacamole or avocados with this dish but I didn't have any...next time!
After writing this I think I am now in the mood for seconds lol It was really THAT good.
Happy Sunday everyone!