Mexican Quinoa Stuffed Sweet Potatoes

Ingredients

  • large sweet potatoes
  • tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/4 cup chopped red onion
  • 1/4 cup chopped bell pepper
  • 1/2 cup frozen corn
  • 1/2 cup cooked quinoa
  • cup canned black beans drained & rinsed
  • tablespoon chili powder
  • teaspoon cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • Sea salt to taste

to garnish:

  • avocado mashed
  • Tahini
  • Hot sauce
  • Chopped cilantro

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 400ºF. Place sweet potatoes on a baking sheet and prick with a fork. Place in the oven and bake for 40 minutes.
  2. Meanwhile, heat the oil in a large skillet. Add the onion and pepper and saute until tender, about 5 minutes.
  3. Add corn, quinoa, black beans and spices and cook 2 - 3 more minutes.
  4. When sweet potatoes are fork tender, remove from oven and let rest for 5 minutes. Slice in half and place each half on a plate. Top with quinoa mixture, avocado and a drizzle of both tahini and hot sauce. Finish with a sprinkle of cilantro and enjoy!

    Author: simplyquinoa.com/mexican-quinoa-stuffed-sweet-potatoes/