Change it up next game day with these Loaded Guacamole Sweet Potato Fries. Mexican meets healthy in this vibrant and delicious game day or appetizer recipe! You’ll never go back to regular ole’ sweet potato fries…
If you caught my post last week, you know that I spent the first part of January at an amazing fitness and wellness resort in Malibu. If the post didn’t make it abundantly clear, I had an amazing time and it was the perfect way to kick off a New Year with a healthy refocus.
It was such a luxury to not be in the kitchen for a week and have a chef cooking all of our meals for us. I am incredibly grateful for the experience and was blown away by the meals they whipped up!
However, I’m also the type of person who likes having a degree of control over my meals. Me? A control freak in the kitchen? Whoda guessed it?
I’ll let that one sink in…
By the end of the week at Wellfit I only had two things on my mind, sweet potatoes and avocados. I actually missed avocados so much that I ordered the vegetarian option 4 times just because I knew it was a veggie burger that came with avocado. That’s commitment right there.
Since getting home from Wellfit, I’ve certainly made up for the fact that I was deprived of 2/3 of my favorite foods for the week (I got some cauliflower in there, don’t worry!) by eating an excessive amount of both. So much so that I just started mixing them together, which was when I discovered the glory that is sweet potato fries + guacamole.
HOLY GUACAMOLE where have these loaded guacamole sweet potato fries been all of my life?!
Then the other night we hosted a couple of friends for “Latin-Night” aka a throwback to last year’s trip to Costa Rica. As part of this delicious affair, I whipped up my Best Ever Pico de Gallo, which then sparked the idea of adding this to the sweet potato-guacamole mix.
It also meant that I could refer to this dish as “loaded”, which makes me laugh every time because all I can think of is “Herbie Fully Loaded”, a true Lindsay Lohan classic.
Having had this as a side dish with dinner 3 times now, I decided now would be the perfect time to post it since it seems like something one might eat while watching the SuperBowl. I don’t have the will-power to wait until February 7th to eat these again, nor do I particularly care about football. But now that Beyonce is playing the halftime show, you better bet I’ll be celebrating with this recipe. Who’s with me?!
- 2 large sweet potatoes
- 1 T chili powder
- 1 T olive oil
- Zest + juice of 1 lime
For the Guacamole
- 1 large avocado, from mexico!
- 1 garlic clove, minced
- 3 green onions, chopped (whites and light green only)
- 1 lime, zest and juice
- 1/8 tsp cumin
- 1/2 tsp sea salt (or more, to taste)
- 1/2 cup pico de gallo
- optional: 1/4 cup cilantro
- Preheat oven to 425 degrees F.
- Slice sweet potatoes thinly into fry shape.
- Coat fries with olive oil, chili powder and zest and juice of lime.
- Roast for 15 minutes before flipping over and roasting for another 12-15 mins (watch closely as you do not want them to burn)
For the Guacamole:
- Mash avocado in a large bowl.
- Add garlic, green onions, lime juice and zest and cumin. Stir to combine.
- Transfer fries to a large plate and drizzle with guacamole.
- Sprinkle with pico de gallo.
Disclaimer: This post is sponsored by Avocados from Mexico – Canada. I’m so excited to continue our collaboration in 2016 as a Canadian Ambassador. Looking forward to bringing you more avotastic posts!
What foods do you miss while you’re away? Are you watching the Superbowl? What’s on the menu?
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