Boy, did I ever have a nacho craving today. Honestly, I have to tell you that I was thinking of nachos most of the day. Do you ever have those food cravings that consume you and don’t leave until you are satisfied?
Wanting to Stay true to my health goals I knew that the only way around this was to just dive in. So I plunged into a bowl of this super delicious and nutritious Sweet Potato And Black Bean Nacho Salad.
Sweet potatoes are a great source of beta carotene, and collagen. Black beans are a good source of fiber and protein, Jalapeno help boost metabolism, avocados contain healthy fats that help our bodies burn fat, tomatoes and onions are free radical scavengers, cilantro helps the body detox from heavy metals….there are too many good things going on in this salad to list them all!! This is why we call it “eating for health” though, right??!!
This Sweet Potato And Black Bean Salad is quick to make with affordable healthy ingredients. If you are in a pinch and don’t have any frozen cooked black beans on hand you could use canned organic, but do yourself a favor and cook up a big batch, break it down into freezer packs and use as needed.
Sweet Potato And Black Bean Salad
3 medium sweet potatoes, peeled, and choped
1 1/2 cups of black beans
Steam sweet potatoes until fork tender. About 15-20 minutes
While the potatoes are steaming make the salsa.
2 Roma tomatoes, chopped
1/2 red onion, minced
1/4 bunch of cilantro, chopped
1/2 bunch of scallions, chopped
1/4 cup of lime juice
1 Jalapeno, seeded, minced
1/2 tsp. Sea salt
1 acocado, cut into cubes
Add all salsa ingredients except for the acocado to a bowl (while sweet potatoes steam) and let the flavors combine.
Test salsa:) I tested it a couple of times!!
While the potatoes are steaming and the salsa melding make the cashew dressing.
Jalapeno Cashew Dreasing:
3/4cup of cashews
1 jalapeño, sliced
1/2 bunch of cilantro, chopped
1 cup of water
Blend until completely smooth.
By now the sweet potatoes should be done.
Now it’s time to make the salads!!
2 heads of romaine
Remaining cilantro and scallions, chopped…add the sweet potatoes and black beans, add the salsa and acocado cubes, top with the Jalapeno cashew dressing. Yummers!!!