1 Skillet Loaded Sweet Potato Nachos (GF, DF, VEGAN, PALEO-FRIENDLY)

Super Bowl is right around the corner and it got me thinking about food. Am I alone on this?! I think the best thing about "the big game day" happens to be all the good eats. Anyway, I've had a serious craving for nachos lately but wanted to create a healthier dairy-free option. Enter stage right: Loaded Sweet Potato Nachos!

I tested these guys out this weekend and no joke, they are seriously delicious! Bonus: I didn't feel like crap after eating them because they are made with REAL FOOD and nutrient-dense ingredients. Double bonus: They were a hit! Not just in my eyes, but our friends who don't typically eat dairy-free, or vegan loved them as well! No neon yellow nacho cheese was being missed over here!

This recipe is a perfect appetizer to accommodate almost anyone. It's gluten-free, dairy-free, vegan, can be made paleo, SERIOUSLY delicious and SO simple to throw together!


INGREDIENTS 

  • 5-6 MEDIUM SWEET POTATOES 
  • 1 TBSP AVOCADO OIL (or oil of choice)
  • 1 CAN BLACK BEANS (omit for paleo)
  • 1 CUP PICO DE GALLO
  • HOMEMADE GUACAMOLE 
  • 1 CUP CHEESY CASHEW CHEESE SAUCE (leave out miso paste for paleo)
  • 1/2 CUP COYO PLAIN DAIRY-FREE YOGURT
  • 2 SLICED JALAPENOS 
  • 1 HANDFUL OF CILANTRO, CHOPPED
  • 1 LIME, QUARTERED 

DO IT

  1. PREHEAT OVEN TO 400. PLACE SWEET POTATOES DIRECTLY ON RACK AND COOK FOR 30 MINUTES TO SOFTEN.
  2. WHILE POTATOES ARE COOKING, SLICE JALAPENOS, CHOP CILANTRO, QUARTER LIME, DRAIN AND RINSE BLACK BEANS.
  3. REMOVE SWEET POTATOES FROM OVEN AND PUT IN REFRIGERATOR TO COOL A BIT.
  4. WHILE COOLING, ADD OIL TO CAST IRON SKILLET OVER MEDIUM-HIGH HEAT.
  5. AFTER SWEET POTATOES ARE COOL ENOUGH TO HANDLE, SLICE INTO WEDGES. ADD WEDGES TO HOT SKILLET IN BATCHES AND BROWN ON BOTH SIDES UNTIL COOKED THROUGH.
  6. ONCE ALL WEDGES ARE COOKED, REMOVE SKILLET FROM HEAT AND ADD ALL WEDGES BACK TO SKILLET.
  7. TOPPED WITH DRAINED BLACK BEANS, PICO DE GALLO, GUACAMOLE, DRIZZLE WITH CASHEW CHEESE SAUCE, DOLLOP WITH YOGURT, AND TOP WITH SLICED JALAPENOS, CHOPPED CILANTRO & LIME QUARTERS. SIT BACK & ENJOY!