Sweet Potato Burrito Bowls

For all of our vegetarian and vegan amigos out there this one’s for you ! A clever take on the “burrito bowl” these roasted sweet potatoes provide the perfect canvas for all of your favourite mexican fillings.

 

INGREDIENTS

    • 2 medium sweet potatoes
    • 2 tablespoons melted virgin coconut or vegetable oil
    • 1 teaspoon kosher salt, divided
    • 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper, divided
    • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin, divided
    • 1 red onion, coarsely chopped
    • 2 garlic cloves, finely chopped, divided
    • 1 can black beans, rinsed, drained
    • 3/4 cup vegetable broth
    • 1 ripe avocado
    • 3 tablespoons chopped cilantro, divided
    • 2 tablespoons fresh lime juice, divided
    • 2 cups baby spinach
    • ¼ cup crumbled queso fresco (approx.)

PREPARATION

    1. Preheat oven to 220°C. Cut potatoes in half lengthwise. Toss with 1 Tbsp. oil, 1/2 tsp. salt, 1/4 tsp. cayenne, and 1/4 tsp. cumin on a rimmed baking sheet. Arrange cut side up and roast until fork-tender, about 25 minutes.
    2. Meanwhile, heat remaining 1 Tbsp. oil in a medium skillet over medium. Add onion and half of garlic and cook, stirring, until onion starts to release moisture and turns translucent, 2–3 minutes. Add beans, broth, 1/4 tsp. salt, and remaining 1/4 tsp. cayenne and 1/4 tsp. cumin and cook until liquid is reduced and beans soften, about 10 minutes.
    3. Meanwhile, mash avocado and remaining garlic in a medium bowl with a fork until smooth. Stir in 2 Tbsp. cilantro, 1 Tbsp. lime juice, and remaining 1/4 tsp. salt.
    4. Add spinach and remaining 1 Tbsp. lime juice to bean mixture. Continue to cook until spinach wilts, about 30 seconds.
    5. Using the back of a spoon, gently push down in center of potato halves to create a divot. Spoon bean mixture into potato halves, then top evenly with 2 Tbsp. avocado mixture, quesco fresco, and remaining 1 Tbsp. cilantro.

 

*Quick tip* Use the remaining avocado dip with some El Cielo Totopos Chips for a tasty side dish.