Now that we’re in the post-labor day time of year where summer isn’t quite over, but fall is right around the corner, I’ve created a recipe that combines both seasons perfectly!
I definitely think fall when creating recipes with sweet potatoes, and I definitely think summer when creating recipes with pineapple salsa, but this recipe merges the two together in a flavorful combination of deliciousness!
These Mexican twice baked sweet potatoes are topped with a black beans corn relish, cotija cheese, pineapple serrano salsa and cilantro avocado sauce for an explosion of flavor in every bite!
This dish is also vegetarian and gluten free, making it a tasty recipe that everyone can enjoy!
- 2 large sweet potatoes
- ¼ cup sour cream
- 1 chipotle pepper in adobo (minced)
- 1 tsp ground cumin
- 1 cup black beans (drained & rinsed)
- 1 ear corn (kernels removed)
- 1 jalapeño (diced)
- ½ cup cotija cheese (crumbled)
- 1 cup cherry tomatoes (halved)
- 1 cup pineapple (diced)
- ½ cup red onion (diced)
- 1 serrano chili (minced)
- 2 tbsp fresh chopped cilantro (divided)
- 1 tbsp red wine vinegar
- 1 avocado (skin removed & de-seeded)
- 2 tbsp fresh squeezed lime juice
Preheat the oven to 400°F.
Place the sweet potatoes on a baking sheet and into the oven for 45 minutes.
When cool, slice in half & remove most of the middle.
Mash the sweet potatoes with the sour cream, chipotle pepper and cumin.
Place back into the sweet potato skins.
Combine the beans, corn & jalapeño in a large bowl.
Divide the mixture on top of the sweet potatoes.
Top with cheese.
Place back in the oven, bake for 15-20 minutes.
Combine the tomatoes, pineapple, onion, serrano chili, 1 tbsp cilantro and red wine vinegar in a small bowl, set aside.
Combine the avocado, 1 tbsp cilantro and lime juice in a blender until smooth and creamy.
Remove the sweet potatoes from the oven and top with the pineapple tomato salsa and avocado cream sauce.
With the large sweet potatoes in this recipe, this dish is filling enough to be a complete meal, but alternatively, you could make the recipe with 4 small sweet potatoes and serve them as an appetizer at your next fiesta!
♣ Vegetarian Option: This recipe is vegetarian.
♦ Gluten Free Option: This recipe is gluten free.