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Sweet Potato and Black Bean Nachos with Turmeric “Cheese” Sauce

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I love Japanese sweet potatoes. They are so much more flavorful than regular sweet potatoes. I made this Japanese Sweet Potato and Black Bean Nacho recipe when I was trying to figure out what to do with some leftover beans and veggies. Instead of making my usual bowl with all the ingredients, I layered everything and then made a delicious “cheese” sauce that has a nice earthy flavor thanks to the Superfood Turmeric and nutritional yeast.

I love trying to take comfort food dishes and putting a little healthier spin on it. By using nutritional yeast for the “cheese” sauce, I was able to still get that great rich, nutty and creamy cheese flavor without the dairy! Plus, the nutritional yeast also added some extra protein, vitamins, minerals and antioxidants to the dish!

I had so much fun making this recipe, and even more fun eating it! Unlike typical nachos, with tortilla chips and tons of cheese, this recipe didn’t leave a heavy feeling in my stomach after I ate it. This dish totally fulfilled my nacho craving and didn’t leave a bad feeling in my stomach afterward. It was a win-win!

I hope you love these Japanese Sweet Potato and Black Bean Nachos as much as I do!

Further Food Nutritionist Commentary:

Japanese sweet potatoes are high in carbohydrates and dietary fiber, making them a good energy provider. They are also a great source of vitamins (especially vitamin A), minerals, potassium, iron, and copper.

By Anna Lee

Sweet Potato and Black Bean Nachos with Turmeric “Cheese” Sauce

  • Prep Time:10 Minutes
  • Cook Time:N/A
  • Servings: 2

Ingredients

For the Nachos:

1 Japanese Sweet Potato, sliced into 3/4 inch slices

1/3 cup canned or cooked black beans

1/3 cup chopped cucumbers

1/3 cup chopped red pepper

1-2 teaspoon chopped cilantro

1/4 avocado

Hot sauce to taste

 

For the Turmeric Cauliflower “Cheese” Sauce:

1/2 cup cauliflower

1 garlic clove

1 teaspoon Superfood Turmeric

1 tablespoon nutritional yeast

Instructions

  1. Bake sweet potato at 375 F for about 25-30 minutes until soft.
  2. In the meantime, make cheese sauce. Heat all ingredients besides nutritional yeast until the cauliflower is soft. Blend in food processor. Add nutritional yeast.
  3. After potatoes are cooked and slightly cooled, assemble the ingredients. Put potatoes on bottom of plate, add beans and veggies. Top with Cheese Sauce, cilantro, avocado and hot sauce.
Bake sweet potato at 375 F for about 25-30 minutes until soft. In the meantime, make cheese sauce. Heat all ingredients besides nutritional yeast until the cauliflower is soft. Blend in food processor. Add nutritional yeast. After potatoes are cooked and slightly cooled, assemble the ingredients. Put potatoes on bottom of plate, add beans and veggies. Top with Cheese Sauce, cilantro, avocado and hot sauce.

Nutrition Information

Per Serving: Calories: 170; Total Fat: 5 g; Saturated Fat: 0 g; Monounsaturated Fat: 2 g; Polyunsaturated Fat: 0 g; Cholesterol: 0 mg; Sodium: 305 mg; Potassium: 480 mg; Carbohydrate: 29 g; Fiber: 7 g; Sugar: 4 g; Protein: 6 g

Nutrition Bonus:

Vitamin C: 51%; Vitamin A: 141%; Iron: 6%; Calcium: 7%

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