Holiday entertaining time is fast approaching. Here is a recipe for a sweet potato appetizer that you can serve. It is a healthy and totally delicious starter that will add a pop of colour to any appetizer tray and wow your guests will a big flavour. In addition to being easy to assemble, and something you can make ahead of time, it is gluten-free, dairy-free and meat-free. So a great option to have on your holiday table.
The base of the appetizer is a roasted slice of sweet potato. It is topped with a cashew sour cream and walnut taco crumble. Sweet potatoes are rich in beta-carotene (as evident in the bright orange colour) and vitamin A. This means that they are contain powerful antioxidant, anti inflammatory and blood sugar regulating nutrients.
The cashew sour cream is a great alternative to a dairy based sour cream. Why ditch the dairy? In addition to appealing to the dairy-intolerant crowd, you will be helping build your health by ditching dairy products. Dairy can contribute to inflammation in your body and aggravate certain health conditions. Introducing this cashew sour cream is a great way to see how delicious plant based alternatives can be.
Walnuts are a good plant based source of omega 3 fatty acids, which is great for brain health and may contribute to lowering blood pressure and prevent heard disease. Rich in protein, this walnut taco crumble will satiate your hunger and make you feel full for longer.
Not that they holidays are a time for healthy eating, your guests will appreciate the option. But truthfully, this appetizer is so rich is taste, texture and substance that they will not even realize how healthy this indulgent appetizer is.