You guys – how could anyone not want to shove these in their face immediately?!?!? Sweet potato, guac AND bacon???? WHAT?!?!?!?!?!
2 sweet potatoes, scrubbed clean but NOT peeled, thinly sliced;
4 oz. bacon, cooked and crumbled;
1 cup fresh salsa;
1 tsp. chili powder;
1/2 tsp. paprika;
1/2 tsp. garlic powder;
2 tbsp. extra-virgin olive oil;
Fresh cilantro, minced;
Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper;
Ingredients for the simple guacamole
2 medium avocados, peeled, pitted, and diced;
1 tbsp. fresh lime juice;
1 garlic clove, minced;
1/2 cup Roma tomatoes, diced;
1/4 cup red onion, diced;
Sweet Potato Bites preparation
Preheat your oven to 450 F.
In a bowl, mash the two avocados until smooth. Add all the remaining ingredients for the guacamole. Stir until well combined, cover, and refrigerate.
Place sliced sweet potatoes in a bowl and drizzle with olive oil. Sprinkle with chili powder, paprika, garlic powder, and salt and pepper to taste, and toss until well coated.
Place the sliced sweet potatoes on a baking sheet and cook in the oven for 10 to 12 minutes on each side.
Top each sweet potato slice with guacamole, fresh salsa, bacon bits, and fresh cilantro.
Sweet Potato Bites with Guacamole and Bacon
This week, I am featuring another BBQ/picnic favorite…potato salad! Here is a healthier twist on the traditional mayo-laden potato salad. Plus, this incorporates bacon…so…yum!
2.5 lbs potato (red or russet)
6 pieces of bacon
1/3 cup apple cider vinegar
1 Tablespoon dijon mustard
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon pepper
1 Tablespoon garlic, minced
3 Tablespoon rosemary, chopped
1/4 cup olive oil
2 Tablespoon green onions, chopped
Scrub the potatoes well. Place in a large pot and add water just to cover. Heat to a boil, and then reduce heat and simmer for 20-25 minutes or until the potatoes are tender when punctured with a fork.
Drain the water, and cube the potatoes into approximately equal size.
Meanwhile in a nonstick skillet, cook the bacon over medium heat, flipping occasionally, until crispy. Remove bacon onto a plate with a paper towels, pat dry and crumble the bacon. Leave bacon grease in the skillet.
Add the vinegar, dijon, salt and pepper to the bacon grease. Bring to a low boil for 1 minute, then add garlic, stirring. Remove from heat.
In a large bowl mix the cubed potatoes, crumbled cooked bacon, bacon dressing, rosemary, olive oil and green onions. Serve hot or cold.
Whole30 German Potato Salad