Mexican flavours and inspired dishes are a plentiful in my Plantiful Plates kitchen. Not only do they incorporate meat alternative beans deliciously, but they are full of brightly coloured veggies.
This means that our plates are full of vibrancy and nutrition. These sweet potato nachos are a healthier alternative to the usually deep fried corn tortillas smothered in cheese. The base is roasted sweet potato slices, smothered in an omega-3 rich avo-seed sour cream, sprinkled with antioxidant rich pico-de-gallo and topped with a flavourful walnut taco crumble for protein and punch.
You can make the sweet potatoes up ahead of time and refrigerate them. When it is time to assemble the nachos, you can serve them cold or warm the sweet potatoes up then top them with your prepared toppings.
While the sweet potato slices make a flavourful alternative to the highly salted nacho chip, the toppings really make the dish.
The Avo-Seed Sour Cream is full of healthy omega-3 fats provided by pumpkin seeds and hemp seeds. These are blended together (in a blender or food processor) with a nut based milk, avocado for colour, texture and goodness, and sour components of apple cider vinegar and lime juice.
The next amazing topping on these nachos is the pico de gallo. This is a chopped salsa style dish, opposed to a crushed salsa that is more common in restaurants and grocery stores. It is fresh, easy to make and can make a big wow with a crowd. I love to add in avocado, in addition to tomatoes, onion, cilantro and garlic. You could also add in mango, pineapple or strawberries.
The last item that I crumble on top of these nachos is Walnut Taco Crumble. The recipe is included in my recipe for the Sweet Potato Appetizers.
This recipe also makes an awesome Cinco de Mayo party appetizer,
and truthfully, was the inspiration behind these nachos. One night I had a few extra sweet potatoes left over from making these appetizers, so I just haphazardly topped them with my cashew sour cream.
I have since adapted this recipe to include the pico and a nut-free sour cream alternative.
Other Plantiful Nacho Toppings:
Of course, just like traditional nachos, you can top these to your hearts desire. You could add:
- Jalapeno peppers
- Freshly squeezed limes
- Corn, try charred corn for more intense flavour
- Finely diced red and green peppers
- Green onions
- Traditional Salsa
- Green or black olives
What are your favourite nacho toppings?