Sweet Potato Black Bean Avocado Toast combines a simple black bean spread, slices of baked sweet potato and avocado – topped with a spicy chipotle aioli for a nutritious and easy meal.
A new year always begins with simple food.
After months of holiday eating, I’m happy to taste simple, flavor packed meals. Inspired by the menu at Le Pain Quotidien, I whipped up this avocado toast for lunch everyday this week. Crusty whole grain bread layered with sweet potatoes, black bean spread and avocado.
A mash of deliciousness topped with spicy chipotle aioli. It’s just what I needed.
STEP 1: Make the Black Bean Spread and Chipotle Aioli
While you bake the sweet potatoes (whether it’s in the oven or in the microwave) – you’ve got time to whip both of these up.
STEP 2: Toast your Bread and Load it up!
A side salad is all you need for a healthy and satisfying lunch.
OPTION: Add an egg or smoked salmon to add a protein.
Sweet Potato Black Bean Avocado Toast combines a black bean spread, baked sweet potato and avocado slices all topped with a spicy chipotle aioli.
- 1 15oz can black beans drained and rinsed
- 1 Tbs olive oil or avocado oil
- 1 lime, juiced
- 1/2 tsp Kosher salt
- 1 wide loaf crusty whole grain bread, sliced & lightly toasted
- 1 large sweet potato or yam, baked and sliced into 1/4" rounds
- 2 large avocado, sliced to top
- optional: black sesame seeds
Blend all ingredients in a blender or mini Cuisinart (which is what I use for all my sauces) until smooth and spreadable. It should be slightly thinner than hummus.
Whisk all together, refrigerate until ready to use.
Smear a layer of black bean spread onto lightly toasted whole grain bread.
Add a layer of sliced sweet potatoes followed by sliced avocado.
Drizzle chipotle-aioli on top. It's helpful to have a squeeze bottle like this to keep it classy. Add salt and pepper. Sprinkle with black sesame seeds for fun and serve with a lime wedge to squeeze over the top.
Serve whole or cut in pieces. Add a side salad for a fresh and healthy meal!
Sweet Potato Black Bean Avocado Toast has a similar flavor as these burritos – just on whole grain bread instead! So if you’ve enjoyed that recipe, you’ll definitely like this one.
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