Cowboy Caviar Sweet Potato Bites
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If you’ve got game day party plans or even upcoming winter get-togethers to host, these tasty bites will have your football fanatics cheering for more! They pretty much include all of my favorite ingredients- baked sweet potato rounds loaded with enough deliciousness to make your mouth sing.
First things first- simply whip up (or buy) your favorite guacamole and throw together my addicting cowboy caviar (cannot get enough of this stuff!). Your sweet potato rounds can be roasting while you’re preparing the toppings.
Honestly, the cowboy caviar steals the show. It’s zesty, colorful and gets the perfect kick of spice from Pace® Salsa.
Pace® Salsas and Picante Sauces are my go-to ingredients when I really want to add some major flavor. They come in a variety of heat levels, so you can please everyone at the party.
To build the sweet potato bites, top and spread a dollop of guacamole over the top of each one. Then add a tablespoon of cowboy caviar on top of the guacamole. Garnish with a sprig of cilantro, spread potato bites out on a serving tray, share with your friends and enjoy!
These are a total win-win! Not only do they taste wonderful, but they also won’t set you back when it comes to new year’s resolutions and getting fit in 2016. Made with wholesome real food ingredients, so there’s no guilt in chowing down on more than a few satisfying bites. Since serving a crowd often requires attention to special diets, I should mention that they’re gluten free and vegan, too.
- 2 medium sweet potatoes scrubbed and sliced into ¼-inch thick pieces
- For the guacamole
- 3 ripe Hass avocados
- ½ jalapeño minced and seeded
- ¼ red onion finely chopped (about ¼ cup)
- ¼ cup fresh cilantro finely chopped
- juice from ½ lime 2-3 teaspoons
- 1- 1½ teaspoons salt or to taste (start with 1 teaspoon and add more as needed)
- For the cowboy caviar
- 1 14 oz. can black-eyed peas, drained
- 1 15 oz. can white hominy, drained (corn can be used instead)
- 1 green or red bell pepper finely chopped
- 2 medium tomatoes chopped and seeded
- 1 cup finely chopped onion
- 2 cloves garlic minced
- ½ cup fresh cilantro chopped
- 1-2 fresh jalapenos seeded or not (I used 1 seeded jalapeno)
- 1 cup Pace® Salsa
- 1 teaspoon salt plus more to taste as needed
- For serving
- Fresh cilantro for garnish optional
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and spread the sweet potato slices out in a single layer. Spray the tops with cooking spray and sprinkle sea salt or Himalayan salt over the tops. Bake for about 15 minutes or until tender.
- For the guacamole
- Choose the right avocado. It should feel squishy yet firm (like the palm of your hand), and be a nice dark green color on the inside.
- Cut the avocado in half (vertically) and remove the pit by stabbing carefully with your knife. Use a paper towel or dish towel (so the pit is not slippery in your hands) to remove the pit from the knife.
- Scoop the avocados out of peel and place on a plate or in a medium bowl.
- Use a fork or potato masher to mash until a smooth consistency is achieved. Stir in remaining ingredients.
- Take a taste or a few tastes and adjust seasoning as needed for yumminess!
- For the cowboy caviar
- Drain, chop, mince, seed all ingredients and then combine everything in a large bowl.
- For sweet potato bites
- Once sweet potato rounds have cooled, top and spread a dollop of guacamole over the top of each one. Then add a tablespoon of cowboy caviar on top of the guacamole. Garnish with a sprig of cilantro and serve immediately or store in the fridge for several hours before it's party time.
I scored big and was able to find all of the ingredients for these cowboy caviar sweet potato bites at my local Walmart. All varieties of Pace® are conveniently located down the aisle with other hot sauces and salsas.
Looking for other appetizer ideas? Check out a few of my other favorites!
Something to think about….
What’s your favorite recipe to whip up with Pace®? I personally enjoy it spooned out over my scrambled eggs and I when it comes to an old fashioned snack of tortilla chips and Pace® salsa, I loose all willpower!