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hot couple alert: sweet potato & avocado

I swear, I could eat sweet potato and avocado exclusively for the rest of my life! I ate this winning combo for breakfast, lunch, and dinner for the past few weeks. These photos are from my last few dates with these amazing ingredients. In most cases, the sweet potatoes were microwaved until almost cooked through, then chopped and pan fried in a drizzle of olive oil, salt and pepper, cayenne, paprika, cumin, and nutmeg. The possibilities are endless!

For a breakfast idea, pan fry sweet potato with onions, fresh avocado, salsa, and cilantro.

breakfast sweet potatoes and avocado

A great salad idea is pan fried sweet potato, fresh avocado, green onion, red pepper, and sweet raisins all tossed in a good dose of lime juice. Next time I would add sliced or chopped almonds, too!

sweet potato avocado salad

A stuffed sweet potato makes a super quick dinner staple, especially if you microwave your sweet potato whole. Just put it on a paper towel and make some surface slices into it with a knife. Most sweet potatoes should only take 5 minutes in the microwave. Then slice it open, mash the insides with a fork, put a tablespoon of Earth Balance on top to melt, and top with freshly made guacamole (my super guacamole is the best and packed with protein). I added carrot ribbons for extra crunch!

stuffed yam

If you haven’t jumped on the sweet potato and avocado bandwagon yet, you are truly missing out! Hopefully this gives you some ideas to start eating these vegetables together. Let me know how you combine these two tasty veggies!


  • balance 9 years ago

    these all look amazing … cilantro and avocado’s mmmmmmmYams contain more natural sugar than sweet potatoes and have a higher moisture content. yams are not even closely related to the sweet potato!

    • lauren 9 years ago

      great thanks for informing me! I should correct this blog then in saying… I think these are mostly YAMS I have cooked up!

  • Jaime K 9 years ago

    Two of my favorites. You just made me so, so hungry. Gorgeous photos, too!

  • Angela 9 years ago

    Nice photography & nice memory jog for me to eat more of these foods.. great nutrition! Thanks for the inspiration, Ange

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