Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Sweet Potato Nachos

Post number 20 for VeganMoFo. I met my goal to have 20 blogs during Vegan MoFo! I might even exceed my goal by a post or two.

The concept of the sweet potato nacho is not a new one. I am sure I have seen it on other MoFo blogs and that it is in several cookbooks that we own. I am posti
ng it here not as my own recipe, but just to share a fun idea.

Sweet potatoes are always in season in North Carolina, so we c
an find them every weekend at our year-round farmers market in Durham. This is a vegetable that I have only recently begun to like. I decided that when I became vegan that I would try to like everything that is vegan. Now that I am gluten free and vegan, I do not refuse any food as long as it comes under both categories. If I can eat it, I will eat it. In making myself consume sweet potatoes, I actually began to like them with the caveat that I only like them savory. Well, unless you bake a vegan and gluten free sweet potato pie. I think I would like that, although I never had the non-vegan or vegan version of it.

This week we had four sweet potatoes, two large and two
small, and we decided to make sweet potato nachos. I am not going to post a recipe, since it is not mine to share. I will, however, tell you what I used. I roasted potato slices with smoked paprika, chili powder, cayenne, and cumin. When the potatoes were crispy, I placed them on a plate and added the following toppings: vegan refried beans, tomatoes, salsa, black olives, hot red pepper, avocado, and cilantro. You could even throw on some vegan cheese to make this more fun.

Serve this up with some greens and you have a healthy and fun meal!


Dawn said...

I've never thought to use sweet potatoes like that! Yum :D

I was going to say I would attempt to change your mind on the last set of my them - sweet potatoes. But I'm thinking it will mostly be savory. Maybe one or two sweet things.

Shaheen said...

Sweet potato nachos are new to me, so I have to thank you for introducing them to me.

Cara said...

Yum!!! Too bad I'm allergic to sweet potatoes--guess I will just use regular ol' tats. Mmmmmmmm, potatoes that are like fries but nachos...*slurp*

VeggieAmanda said...

You could certainly use regular potatoes. You could also try this with squash. :-)

Mandee said...

This is such a good idea, tasty and super healthy too!

Cadry said...

What a cool idea! That sounds delicious. I've never heard of sweet potato nachos. I look forward to trying them!

Tracy said...

Oooh. First time I heard of this idea, too! Funny 'cause it seems so obvious and I've made sweet potato "chips" before. Can't wait to try it!