This recipe came about on a Saturday that was both, eventful and lazy. Eventful because Lathan had his first swimming lesson and he did so wonderfully! He made mommy so proud. Aww that little guy warms my heart. And well it was lazy because well besides swimming our only other activity was heading to the grocery store to purchase the ingredients for this epic recipe.
So apparently good food comes from lazy days because this recipe is beyond delicious. The sweet potato lends a hint of sweetness to balance out the savory southwestern flavors of the other ingredients. I have to say this combo is a real winner and it's so easy to assemble that it's the perfect lazy day (or busy day) dinner. Check out the recipe below. Oh and thanks to my husband for this awesome idea.
- 4 medium sweet potatoes (try to get potatoes of uniformed size)
- 2 cups cooked black beans
- 1 broccoli crown
- 1 cup cooked corn
- 1 small can of roasted green chilies
- 1 chopped scallion
- Olive oil for drizzling
- Himalayan pink salt
- Fresh ground black pepper
- Smoky cashew cheese (recipe below)
Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
Using a vegetable brush, scrub clean the skin of your sweet potatoes. Drizzle each potato with olive oil and sprinkle with Himalayan pink salt. Wrap each individual potato in aluminum foil and place in the oven for 45-60 minutes.
Cut broccoli crowns in to small florets. Place on a parchment lined baking sheet. Drizzle lightly with olive oil and sprinkle with Himalayan pink salt and pepper. Place in the oven during the last 15 minutes of potato roasting time.
Allow potatoes time to cool slightly for safer handling.
Assemble by slicing potatoes down the center and opening. Layer with black beans, green chilies, broccoli, corn, drizzle with cashew cheese and finish with scallions.
It's just that simple! Enjoy :)
- 1/4 cup raw cashews (soaked for at least 4 hours)
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- Juice of 1/2 a lemon
- 1/4 teaspoon smoked paprika
- 1/8 teaspoon chili powder
- Sprinkle of Himalayan pink salt
- 2+ tablespoons of water to thin
Starting with the cashews, discard the soaking liquid. Add cashews and other ingredients to a small blender and blend until smooth. Add additional water slowly to achieve a perfect smooth consistency.