spicy sweet potato tostadas
Serves: serves 2
for the salsa:
  • 1 cup cherry or grape tomatoes, chopped
  • ½ cup diced red onion
  • ½ clove garlic
  • 1 sliced serrano chile
  • juice of ½ a juicy lime
  • a few pinches of salt & pepper
for the tostadas:
  • 2 cups cubed sweet potatoes
  • drizzle of olive oil
  • salt & pepper
  • ½ teaspoon each: McCormick Gourmet cumin & chili powder
  • 4-5 corn (or flour) tortillas
  • 1 ripe avocado
  • extra lime slices, for serving
optional additions:
  • ½ cup refried beans
  • a few chickpeas, black beans or another protein
  • roasted okra
  • a few sprouts
  • hot sauce or sriracha
  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
  2. Mix together salsa ingredients and let chill for at least 20 minutes (while you prep everything else). Before serving, taste and adjust seasonings.
  3. Toss sweet potato cubes with olive oil, salt & pepper, and spread on a baking sheet. Bake for about 20 minutes, or until golden brown. During the last 10 minutes of baking, brush tortillas with olive oil and pop those in the oven until crispy.
  4. (Optional: if you're making okra, drizzle with olive oil, salt & pepper and roast at the same time - for about 15 minutes or until they start to brown).
  5. Remove sweet potatoes from the oven. While they're still warm, toss them with cumin and chile powder.
  6. Assemble tostadas with a spread of refried beans, smashed avocado (use the back of a fork to gently mash a bit onto each tortilla), a squeeze of lime, roasted sweet potatoes, a spoonful of tomato salsa, and any of the other optional toppings.
Recipe by Love and Lemons at https://www.loveandlemons.com/spicy-sweet-potato-tostadas/