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Fiesta Sweet Potatoes

Updated: Jan 23, 2022

Fiesta Roasted Sweet Potatoes topped with a Corn Salsa with an Avocado Crema
Fiesta Roasted Sweet Potatoes topped with a Corn Salsa with an Avocado Crema

This is a fantastic appetizer for anyone looking to make something impressive yet on the healthy side. Your guests will be so happy with each bite that they may not have time to realize you are doing them a “flavor” with the wonderful health benefits of sweet potatoes. Our Fiesta Sweet Potatoes have it all, flavor, texture, sweetness, acidity and creaminess from the avocado crema.

This is a great recipe for meal prep as well. Adjust to making half the recipe easily if you feel like its too much. Just store the corn salsa separately so you can reheat the sweet potatoes as needed and top them each with your desired amount.

Serves 16


Sweet Potato, halved, 8 each

Sweet & Spicy Seasoning, as needed

Avocado oil, as needed

Corn & Black Bean Salsa

Corn, frozen, 1 1/2 cup

Black Beans, strained and rinsed, 1/2 -1 cup

Red Pepper, chopped small, 1 cup

Tomato, chopped small, 1 cup

Red onion, chopped small, 1/4 cup

Jalapeno, seeded, finely chopped, 1/2 each

Juice of lime, 1 each

Garlic salt, 1/4 teaspoon

Kosher salt, to taste

Black pepper, to taste

Avocado Crema

Avocado, 2 medium

Sour cream, 1 cup

Juice of Lime, 1

Kosher salt, 1/2 teaspoon

Black pepper, 1/4 teaspoon

Lets Get Cooking:

  1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees.

  2. Prepare the sweet potatoes by slicing in half long ways and setting them on an oven safe sheet pan, inside facing up. Drizzle with avocado oil and sprinkle with Sweet & Spicy Seasoning. Bake in the oven for about 45 minutes or until fork tender.

  3. Prepare your Corn and Black Bean Salsa: Prepare all your vegetables and add them to a medium-large bowl. Add the rinsed black beans, the seasoning and lime juice. Taste and adjust as needed, adding more lime juice or seasoning.

  4. Prepare you Avocado Crema: In a small bowl, mash the avocado until its relatively smooth, some lumps is fine. Then add the sour cream, lime juice and salt and pepper. Stir, taste and adjust more seasoning as desired.

  5. Once the sweet potatoes are roasted, lay them on a platter. Top each piece with a generous amount of salsa and a dollop of avocado crema. Top with fresh cracked pepper if desired. Serve the potatoes warm.

Chef’s Tips:

  • Sweet & Spicy Seasoning is available at or any Johnny D’s Waffles location. Substitute the Sweet & Spicy Seasoning with kosher salt, black pepper and a little thyme.

  • For more portions without using more potatoes, slice the potatoes in 1/2-inch rings instead of halved.This will shorten your backing time, however, so keep that in mind when roasted the potatoes. Also, if using this method, I recommend lightly spraying the sheet pan with a little oil prior to baking.

  • Any leftover corn salsa can be used as a dip, mixed with avocado for a quick corn and black bean guacamole, used on chicken, steak or shrimp tacos.

  • Swap the lime juice out throughout the recipe for lemon juice if desired.

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For a printable or PDF version of our Fiesta Sweet Potatoes, download the file below.

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