sweet potato and black bean nachos with green chile salsa.

And yes, I do consider these to be healthy nachos. Sweet potatoes, black beans, roasted cauliflower, all healthy foods. And those chiles help to rev up our metabolism… plenty of health benefits to chili peppers. Score and score. All the nachos please!


*You can use any of your favorite varieties of melting cheese. I sometimes use fontina, pepper jack or mozzarella. I typically always use a little cheddar though!*The salsa can be made up to 1 week in advance, just keep covered in the fridge.*To make these nachos a littler hardier, try adding 2-3 fried eggs! YUM!

INGREDIENTS
  • 3-4 medium sweet potatoes cut into wedges
  • 1 small head cauliflower cut into florets
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons Old El Paso Taco Seasoning I like to use their Hot & Spicy Taco Seasoning
  • 1 ounce can black beans drained + rinsed, 14
  • 1 1/2 - 2 cups sharp cheddar cheese shredded (or a mix of cheddar and pepper jack)
  • guacamole + plain greek yogurt for serving
  • fresh cilantro green onions + queso fresco, for serving
GREEN CHILE SALSA
  • 8 tomatillos
  • 1 jalapeño
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1 ounce can Old El Paso Chopped Green Chilies 4
  • 1/2 cup fresh cilantro
  • juice of 1 lime
  • 1-2 teaspoons salt depending on your taste



 INSTRUCTIONS

  1. Preheat the oven to 425 degrees F.
  2. Place the sweet potatoes wedges and cauliflower florets in a large bowl and drizzle with olive oil. Add the taco seasoning and gently toss with your hands or two spatulas to evenly coat. Spread the wedges and florets out onto one or two baking sheets in an even layer. Bake for 15-20 minutes, then flip and bake for 15-20 minutes more. You want the sweet potatoes to be tender, but crisp.
  3. Remove from the oven and top with the black beans, leaving out 1/2 cup of black beans to add at the end. Add the cheese in an even layer. Return the pan or pans to the oven and bake for another 5-10 minutes or until the cheese is melted and bubbly.
  4. Top with the remaining black beans, Green Chile Salsa (recipe below), guacamole, cilantro, green onions and greek yogurt. DIG IN!

GREEN CHILE SALSA
  1. Preheat the broiler to high
  2. Place the tomatillos, jalapeño and garlic on a sheet pan, leaving the skins on the tomatillos and garlic. Broil for about 5 minutes or until charred all over. Remove and allow to cool.
  3. Once cool enough to handle, remove the skins from the tomatillos and garlic, then discard. Halve the jalapeño and remove the seeds or leave some in for more heat! Add the tomatillos, garlic, jalapeño, Old El Paso Chopped Green Chiles, cilantro, juice from one lime and 1 teaspoon salt to a blender. Blend until smooth and combined. Pour into a bowl and place in the fridge for one hour to let the flavors mend. Taste and add more salt if desired. SERVE!

Recipe adapted by : halfbakedharvest.com

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