Southwestern Sweet Potatoes with Cheezy Cilantro Sauce

Vegan Southwestern Stuffed Sweet Potato with a Cheezy Cilantro Sauce! This is completely unprocessed and Salt, Sugar, and OIL-Free! www.LipstickandBerries.com

This is a new favorite recipe!  Total Tex Mex comfort food created vegetarian style! Danny and I love Southwestern cuisine and we are both obsessed with sweet potatoes.  Obviously this recipe is a hit in our world!  This hearty and wholesome meal is sure to satisfy; it has 21 grams of protein, 20 grams of fiber, and only 3 grams of fat per serving! Your body is going to love you for feeding it all this delicious nutrition that is free of salt, oil, and sugar!

This Cheezy Cilantro Sauce is to die for! It is so smoky and savory, you will forget all about regular cheese!  Plus unlike many vegan cheese sauces, this one is nut-free and low fat! 🙂

This is an easy recipe to add your own twist to – If you are a spicy fan, add tons of jalapeño or chiles!

By The Way…

If you are a Mexican Food Junkie, Stop what you are doing right now and check out my friend Katie Mae’s brand new cookbook >> Mexican PLANTZ ! << Click there!  I’ve already tried three of the recipes in her book and they are crazy amazing! All the of recipes are Plant Based, No Animal Products, Gluten-Free, as well as Salt, Oil, and Sugar Free! I am so proud of Katie, and extremely impressed with her healthy take on Mexican classics.  Just when you thought Mexican couldn’t be healthy…Mexican PLANTZ shows you it certainly can be!  Take a moment to visit her blog, and if you are in the Santa Rosa California area, Katie teaches plant based cooking classes. 🙂

Stuffed Sweet Potato Ingredients (Serves 4)

4 Sweet Potatoes or Yams

1 & 1/2 Cups Brown Quinoa + water for cooking

1 Small Onion, chopped

2 Garlic Cloves, finely chopped

2, 15 ounce cans Black Beans, unsalted, drained and rinsed (I use Eden’s Organic)

1 Cup Organic Yellow Kernel Corn, defrosted (optional for layering)

Fresh Avocado Chopped (optional)

Cherry Tomatoes, chopped

Creamy Cheezy Cilantro Sauce Ingredients:

1 Cup Organic Yellow Kernel Corn, defrosted

1 & 1/2 Cups Water (or Dairy-Free Milk such as Almond, Soy, or Hemp) 

1/4 Cup Nutritional Yeast

2 Teaspoons Smoked Paprika

1 Teaspoon Dry Mustard

1 Teaspoon Chili Powder

1/2 Teaspoon Ground Tumeric

2 Tablespoons Fresh  Cilantro

Directions

1.  Preheat Oven to 400 degrees Farenheit.  Poke holes in Sweet Potatoes with a fork and wrap each separately with foil.  Place in oven on baking sheet and bake for at least 30 minutes or until a fork pokes easily through.  Time will vary depending on size of the potatoes.  

2.  Cook Quinoa according to package directions. Keep warm and set aside.  

3.  Make Sauce.  Place all Sauce ingredients except Cilantro into a Vitamix or blender.  Puree on high until smooth.  Once smooth, turn speed on low and add cilantro and coarsely chop.  

4.  In a medium/large saucepan, water sauté the onions and garlic.  (To water sauté, add a few tablespoons of water to pan and heat until it starts to sizzle.  Add chopped onions and garlic to the sizzling water and sauté on medium heat until the onions are slightly translucent).

5.  Add beans to saucepan and warm.

6.  Pour the corn sauce into the pan and heat for about 5 minutes or until warmed throughout.

7.  Now its time to layer!! Slice open the warm potatoes.  Add Quinoa.  Spoon on the Cheezy Cilantro Bean Mixture. Top with any left over corn kernels, diced tomato, avocado, and more cilantro!

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Comments

  1. This sounds so delicious – I love the colors and flavors!

  2. Katie Mae says:

    YUM!!! I love this idea Ashley! I can’t wait to make it!

  3. I’m making this tonight, lets see if its a hit with the roomies!

  4. I just made this today. It is absolutely delicious!! My hubby liked it too! This recipe is a keeper. Thanks for sharing! xo, Anna http://www.crazygorgeous365.wordpress.com Twitter: @crzygorgeous365

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  1. […] – Carbs are your BFF!! They are inexpensive, hearty, and keep you full.  These vegetables are generally cheaper too.  You can pretty much start with a starch and plan your whole meal around that.   What do you think when you see a potato?? NO! It’s not just a potato.  I see Possibilities!!!  Bake a potato and top it with steamed broccoli, spinkle with garlic powder, onion powder, or nutritional yeast.  Mash those taters and stir in chopped garlic and rosemary, or make my Cheezy Potatoes.  Slice open a baked potato and top it with beans, corn, cumin, and onions.  Try my Stuffed Southwestern Sweet Potatoes! […]

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