Super Bowl is synonymous with many foods, but game day and nachos are indeed the perfect combo. Whether you are watching the Super Bowl for the actual game, the commercials, or Lady Gaga, this healthified spin on nachos is the perfect fuel for your viewing pleasure.
My good friend Jeanette prepared a version of these on the Rachael Ray show, you can see her recipe here. Since I am a bonafide sucker for sweet potatoes, I made them the base and layered the "chips" with black bean mango salsa, jalapeño, jack cheese, and avocado. These fork and knife nachos are sure to please your most healthy and hungry crowd.
sweet potato nachos
- 3-pounds sweet potatoes, scrubbed and cut into 1/4-inch slices, using a mandolin or a knife
- 1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil or coconut oil
- 1/2 teaspoon chili power
- Salt and pepper, to taste
black bean mango salsa
- 1 cup black beans, cooked (if you use canned beans, opt for BPA-free/salt-free and rinse)
- 1 medium sized mango, peeled and chopped
- 1 jalapeño, ribs and seeds removed, minced
- 1 small red onion, chopped
- 1/4 cup cilantro leaves, roughly chopped
- Juice and zest of 2 limes
- Salt and pepper
- 1/2 cup shredded jack cheese (vegans sub in nut cheese or omit)
- 1 large avocado, peeled, pitted, chopped
- 1 large watermelon radish, or 4 red radishes, thinly sliced and quartered
- Cilantro leaves
- Sliced jalapeño
- 1/2 cup greek yogurt or sour cream (optional)
- Lime wedges
- Preheat oven to 400°F. Line two sheet trays with parchment paper. In a large bowl, whisk together the chili powder, salt and pepper, and two tablespoons of olive oil. Coat the sweet potatoes with the spiced oil and evenly spread the potatoes out on the sheet trays. Make sure they don’t overlap. Bake for 15 minutes, flip, and bake for another 10 minutes until brown and crispy around the edges. Remove from the oven.
- While the potatoes bake, make the salsa. In a bowl, combine the beans, mango, jalapeño, red onion, cilantro, lime zest and juice, and a pinch of salt and pepper. Taste and adjust lime or salt, if needed.
- Preheat broiler. Combine all the sweet potatoes onto one sheet try. Top the sweet potato chips with cheese. Place under the broiler until cheese has melted, about 2 minutes. Scatter the "chips" with salsa, avocado, radish, cilantro, dollops of greek yogurt or sour cream, and lime wedges. Serve immediately.