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Sweet Potato Guacamole (Sponsored Recipe ReDux)

Posted by ReganJonesRD
August 13, 2013
Sweet potato and avocado combine to create a sweet and savory guacamole, perfect for your favorite chips, veggies or tacos.
Sweet potato and avocado combine to create a sweet and savory guacamole, perfect for your favorite chips, veggies or tacos.
Disclosure: California Avocados compensated me as co-owner of The Recipe ReDux to manage this recipe contest. I am therefore not eligible to win prizes associated with the contest. Opinions expressed are my own.

Sweet potato and avocado combine to create a sweet and savory guacamole, perfect for your favorite chips, veggies or tacos.

I know there are people who say they don't like guacamole... I'm not sure I believe they've actually ever even tried guacamole, though. I recall the last time someone told me "I don't eat guacamole" saying "Oh... you don't like it?" To which they said, "No... I just know I won't. I don't like the way it looks." 

Um, not liking the color of a food and thinking it tastes bad are two totally different things... but you see where I'm going, right?

I think avocados are beautiful.

Sweet potato and avocado combine to create a sweet and savory guacamole, perfect for your favorite chips, veggies or tacos.

That luscious green fruit just screams to me "CREAMY YUMMY GOODNESS!"

I mean seriously... I can't recall another fruit or vegetable that tastes basically like a good-for-you creamy butter (but even better tasting) PLUS offering such a long list of healthy nutrients including vitamins K, E, C & B6, folate, magnesium, lutein and potassium.

But I guess I can see where some people are averse to certain shades of green, which unfortunately leaves them crippled when it comes to the most iconically classic avocado dish - guacamole.

This month California Avocados teamed up with The Recipe ReDux in a sponsored recipe contest to bring you the most creative summer entertaining dishes using avocados. You can browse through the images below to see all the creativity that's already surfaced, but suffice to say traditional guacamole isn't likely to win the contest. Us avocado lovers already know - guacamole rocks and there's not a lot you need to do to it to improve it....

...except for maybe diguise that it's guacamole for those people who "think* they don't eat avocados.

Sweet potato and avocado combine to create a sweet and savory guacamole, perfect for your favorite chips, veggies or tacos.

I know, I know... it's sort of cheating. I mean, the stuff is so damn good you really want to just scream "CLOSE YOUR EYES AND TASTE IT ALREADY" for the strange few who won't try it. But I'm willing to cut them some slack and deliver up a bowl of Sweet Potato Guacamole instead.

What's that new show everyone's so excited about? Orange is the New Black. Well I say Orange is the New Guacamole

Sweet potato and avocado combine to create a sweet and savory guacamole, perfect for your favorite chips, veggies or tacos.

 

 

 
 
 

Sweet potato and avocado combine to create a sweet and savory guacamole, perfect for your favorite chips, veggies or tacos.

Sweet potato and avocado combine to create a sweet and savory guacamole, perfect for your favorite chips, veggies or tacos.

Sweet Potato Guacamole

Yield

serves 8

Ingredients

  • 1 medium sweet potato
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground chipotle chili pepper
  • 2 tablespoons fresh squeezed lime juice
  • 1 tablespoon salsa verde
  • Flesh of 1 ripe California avocados
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • Garnish: Cilantro leaves

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Bake sweet potato at 350 degrees for 45 minutes or until tender. Let cool slightly and peel.
  3. Place baked sweet potato in small food processor or blender; add remaining ingredients. Pulse until well combined. Serve warm or at room temperature with fresh veggies, crackers or tortilla chips.

 

Calories 56
Carbohydrates 5.2g
Fiber 1.8g
Sugar 1g
Fat 3.7g
Protein 0.8g
Sodium 165mg
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ReganJonesRD

ReganJonesRD
Regan Jones is the Founding Editor, Editor-in-Chief, Sponsorship Director and Author of the QUICK FIX KITCHEN Feature on HealthyAperture - a collection of recipes that focuses on shortcut cooking without shortcut taste. Her recipes largely focus on baked goods and desserts ranging from gluten free to sugar free to slightly indulgent eats for the entire family, but also include easy everyday recipes for breakfast, lunch or dinner. Jones is a registered dietitian and owner of ReganMillerJones, Inc. - a nutrition communications firm specializing in marketing, recipe development & photography, as well as social & traditional media relations. It is also the parent company of HealthyAperture.com, TheRecipeReDux.com, BlogBrulee.com and RDs4Disclosure.org.
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