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These really EASY and weight loss Friendly Purple Sweet Potato Nachos are the type of recipe I live for! This recipe is my jam. It combines all of my favorite flavors, and I could eat this indefinitely. Perfect for weight loss, as you are getting in tons of low calorie density plant foods and topping with a dollop of healthy plant fats so as not to feel deprived. Double the recipe and its perfect for entertaining. If you came over to my house for dinner, you’d expect to have some version of this full set up. Easy, bold flavors, and leaves you feeling light.

Sweet Potato Nachos

✔ 45 Minutes ✔ Weight Loss Friendly ✔ Gluten Free ✔ Serves 2


Sweet Potatoes:

3 large sweet potatoes or purple sweet potatoes, peeled and sliced into thin rounds

1 teaspoon garlic powder

1 teaspoon onion powder

1 teaspoon smoked paprika

1/2 teaspoon ground cumin

1/4 teaspoon dried oregano

1/8 to 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes, depending on heat preference

2 tablespoons water

Salt to taste

The Rest:

1 cup black beans, canned or cooked, drained

Pine Nut Queso, recipe below

Restaurant Style Pico, recipe below

For Serving:

• Green onion, sliced

• Fresh cilantro, chopped

• Avocado, sliced or mashed

• Jalapeno, sliced

• Lime wedges

1. Preheat the oven to 425 °F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

2. Prep the potatoes. In a large mixing bowl add all of the “sweet potatoes” ingredients and toss to combine. Arrange the potatoes in a single layer on the prepared baking sheet and sprinkle lightly with salt if desired. Bake for 35 minutes or until the potatoes are crisp but still tender.

3. In the meantime, make the Restaurant Style Pico and Pine Nut Queso.

4. In the last 5 remaining minutes of bake time, heat up the beans in a small saucepan for a few minutes, then set aside. Assemble the sweet potatoes in a serving dish, layer with the Queso, beans, and Pico as desired and top with your desired garnish from the list above.

Pine Nut Queso

5 minutes Makes 1 cup


1/2 cup raw cashews, soaked and drained

1/2 cup raw pine nuts, soaked and drained

1 garlic clove

1 teaspoon fresh lemon juice

1 teaspoon white miso or chickpea miso

1 tablespoon nutritional yeast

1/4 teaspoon salt

1/2 cup hot water

Place all ingredients in a high speed blender and blend on high until smooth and creamy.

Restaurant Style Pico

10 minutes ✔ Makes 2 cups


1 pound tomatoes, diced

1 large garlic clove, minced

1/2 cup white onion, diced

1/2 to 1 jalapeño, diced and depending on heat preference

1/2 cup cilantro, finely chopped

Juice of 1 lime, or more as desired

• Salt to taste, I used a 1/4 teaspoon

Chop all veggies and combine in a medium bowl. Taste and add salt and more lime juice as needed.

NOTE: Alternately, for an easier version, roughly chop everything and place it in a food processor pulsing until your desired consistency is achieved. Taste and add salt and more lime juice as needed.

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1 Comment

what could you use in substitution for the nuts? I am oil free and sat fat as low as I can go :) thank you so much!! I am enjoying your videos tremendously!

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