Loaded Sweet Potato

This past weekend I watched the marathon in NYC. I ran the NYC marathon the previous year, so going to watch it this year was definitely nostalgic for me. It was such a great experience! I carbo loaded to go watch the marathon (kidding) with this Vegan Loaded Sweet Potato. In all seriousness, I did make this Loaded Sweet Potato this past weekend and it was really good. It is the ultimate quick and easy, healthy meal.

What You’ll Need to Make the Loaded Sweet Potato:

Sweet Potato: You, of course, can’t make a vegan loaded sweet potato without a sweet potato! I personally love the taste of sweet potatoes. They taste so naturally sweet and are rich in nutrients and fiber.

Red Bell Pepper: You will need a red bell pepper for this recipe. I roasted the bell pepper in avocado oil before topping over the sweet potato.

Black Beans: Black beans are the plant-based source of protein in this recipe. Black beans are not only a source of protein, but also rich in fiber.

Avocado Oil: I used avocado oil to roast the red bell pepper. I personally like cooking with avocado oil because it has a high smoke point.

Guacamole: I topped the sweet potato with some guacamole. You can use store bought or make your own. If you make your own, you will need a ripe avocado, a lime, cilantro, onion, and garlic.

Spices: I seasoned this recipe with just salt and pepper, but you can add any spices that you like. It also tastes great with a drizzle of hot sauce.

Directions:

1. Cut a small slit in the large sweet potato. Place the sweet potato in the microwave for ~5 minutes or until soft. Remove from the microwave and allow to cool. Once cool, open up the sweet potato lengthwise. Season with sea salt and black pepper.
2. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees.
3. Cut a red bell pepper into slices. Place the red pepper slices on a baking dish and bake in the oven with 1 tbsp of avocado oil for ~30 mins or until soft.
4. To make the guacamole, cut ~1/8 sweet onion into small pieces. In a bowl, combine the avocado, cilantro, sliced onion, and minced garlic. Add juice of 1/2 lime and season with salt and pepper. Mix until you get an even consistency and guacamole is formed.
5. Top the sweet potato with black beans, roasted red pepper slices, 1/2 of the guacamole, and additional cilantro. Season with additional lime juice, salt, and pepper. Enjoy!

vegan loaded sweet potato

I hope you enjoy this recipe. If you give it a try, please comment below or tag me on instagram and let me know what you think!

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Loaded Sweet Potato

This Loaded Sweet Potato makes the perfect quick and easy, nutritious meal!
Course Main Dishes
Servings 1 serving

Equipment

  • Oven

Ingredients
  

  • 1 Sweet Potato
  • 1 Red Bell Pepper
  • 1/4 cup Black Beans
  • Avocado Oil
  • Guacamole
  • Salt, Pepper

Instructions
 

  • Cut a small slit in the large sweet potato. Place the sweet potato in the microwave for ~5 minutes or until soft. Remove from the microwave and allow to cool. Once cool, open up the sweet potato lengthwise. Season with sea salt and black pepper.
  • Preheat the oven to 375 degrees.
  • Cut a red bell pepper into slices. Place the red pepper slices on a baking dish and bake in the oven with 1 tbsp of avocado oil for ~30 mins or until soft.
  • To make the guacamole, cut ~1/8 sweet onion into small pieces. In a bowl, combine the avocado, cilantro, sliced onion, and minced garlic. Add juice of 1/2 lime and season with salt and pepper. Mix until you get an even consistency and guacamole is formed.
  • Top the sweet potato with black beans, roasted red pepper slices, 1/2 of the guacamole, and additional cilantro. Season with additional lime juice, salt, and pepper. Enjoy!
Keyword Gluten Free, Loaded Sweet Potato, Vegan

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