Now nachos are awesome and are the best thing to devour when you’re hungover or have had a few! One thing they are not is healthy! However these sweet potatoes nachos are slightly better for you than the normal version and are pretty darn tasty. And they look pretty too!
We piled these ones with black beans, low fat cheddar, tomatoes, onion, yoghurt and homemade guacamole but you can add whatever you fancy including sweet corn, gherkins, peppers and even chicken or pulled pork. To begin with give your sweet potatoes a quick wash and then using a sharp knife or a mandolin slice your potatoes into thin discs.
You then need to add the flavour. We used coconut oil but you can use vegetable or olive oil if it’s easier to get your hands on. Pour about 2 tbsp of the oil over the potatoes and then add 1 tbsp of paprika, 2 cloves of crushed garlic, a large pinch of salt, a good grind of pepper and mix. Get your hands stuck in there if you want to give them a really good coating. Lay your seasoned potatoes in a single layer on baking trays lined with baking parchment.
Pop these into your preheated oven set at 170C and bake for 15 minutes before turning then over and leaving then for another 15-20 minutes. You want them quite crispy so leave them in until the potatoes are crisping up. At this point chuck on your cheese. Now if you want to keep with the healthiness then go for low fat cheddar or if you feel like you’re being virtuous enough then go for the normal kind. Spoon over some black beans in water and then pop the tray back into the oven for 5-7 minutes until the cheese has melted.
And then it’s time to slap on those toppings. The more things the better I think. Especially as adding lots of veg will only bump up the goodness of this dish. I always think you need some dips with nachos so we went for low fat yoghurt to keep with the health element and then some homemade guacamole, but you can add just pieces of chopped avocado if you haven’t got the rest of the ingredients around. Or just get shop bought.
And then your nachos are ready to eat. And you definitely want to get them while they’re hot. Funnily enough it was the boys who gobbled most of these up, which I took as a good sign as normally anything health-related gets sniffed at in this office.
So there you have it our version of sweet potato nachos. We hope you enjoy and let us know what toppings you decide to go for. Pics as always to @videojugfood. And if you’re looking for more sweet potato recipes then check out these chips! Until next time….