There's nothing not to like about this great supper! It's easy, it's fast and it's healthy. First you have a yummy sweet potato, topped with your favorite corn and black bean salsa (homemade or store-bought), topped with melted cheese, served with a great avocado crema. The crema is rich, cool and creamy (I made mine with a hand mixer because I wanted a little texture), making a nice foil for the hot and somewhat spicy potato. A winner of a supper for your family.
Salsa Stuffed Sweet Potatoes with Avocado Crema
From Averie Cooks
(This recipe is for one potato, serving two people. There was plenty of crema for more)
Sweet Potato and Filling
1 medium/large sweet potato
heaping 1/2 cup corn and black bean salsa ( a nice chunky one)
salt and pepper, optional and to taste
1/3 cup shredded Mexican cheese blend
1 medium ripe Hass avocado, peeled and pitted
1/4 cup sour cream
2 tablespoons lime juice
pinch salt, to taste
water, if necessary
cilantro, optional for garnishing
Pierce potato with fork a few times before cooking in microwave on high power for about 7 minutes (medium) to 10 minutes (large). (It took mine 15 minutes) Cook until fork tender and done.
Preheat oven to broiler setting.
Remove potato from microwave and slice in half lengthwise on a cutting board.
Hollow out a center column of each half with a spoon. Don't actually remove any flesh, but pile/push it around the edges of the potato so the center is a bit shallower to make room for the filling.
Place the halves on a non-stick baking sheet.
Evenly divide the corn and bean salsa between each potato half.
Add salt and pepper to taste. Top each potato half with cheese.
Broil for about 3 minutes, or just until cheese begins to melt and is bubbly. Remove from oven and set aside to cool momentarily. While potatoes cool, make the avocado crema.
In a food processor or blender (I used a hand mixer because I wanted the crema to have some texture), combine most of the avocado (reserving a small portion of chunks or slices for garnishing if you want), sour cream, lime juice, salt to taste, and blend until smooth and creamy. If mixture is thick, add water 1 tablespoon at a time until desired consistency is reached. Drizzle avocado creama over potato.
Garnish with reserved avocado and optional cilantro. Potatoes are best enjoyed warm and fresh.