Baked Sweet Potatoes with Avocado & Goat Cheese Cream

Included in this dish are three of my five favorite foods, rendering this recipe perfect for posting on my birthday (the big 2-8)!

Toss in some chocolate and peanut butter, and I’d be set for life.

These are so simple!

Step 1: bake sweet potatoes until tender.

Step 2: blend/process together avocado and goat cheese.

Step 3: pile the luscious pale green crema on top of the vibrantly hued orange sweet potatoes.

Step 4: devour.

Do I even have to spell out how perfect these flavors are together? Not to mention the play of cool and creamy against warm and velvety.

Sweet + rich + tangy + creamy + warm + cool = ♥. Pure and simple.

I’m considering it a birthday gift to myself ;).

Baked Sweet Potatoes with Avocado & Goat Cheese Cream

Printable Recipe

yield: two servings

Ingredients:

  • 2 medium sweet potatoes
  • olive oil cooking spray
  • Kosher salt
  • freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/2 ripe large avocado
  • 2 oz goat cheese, at room temperature
  • 1 Tbsp freshly squeezed lime or lemon juice
  • water to thin crema, as needed

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 400°F.
  2. Scrub and dry sweet potatoes. Pierce potatoes a few times with a knife or fork. Lightly coat with olive oil cooking spray and season to taste with salt and pepper. Place seasoned potatoes onto a foil-lined baking sheet and bake until soft, about 45-60 minutes.
  3. Meanwhile, combine avocado, goat cheese, and citrus juice in the bowl of a food processor. Pulse until smooth and creamy, streaming in water (1 tablespoon at a time) until desired consistency is reached (I used just 1 tbsp). Season to taste with salt and pepper.
  4. When the potatoes are done, slice them lengthwise and top with avocado & goat cheese crema.
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2 comments to Baked Sweet Potatoes with Avocado & Goat Cheese Cream

  • I just had my first baked sweet potato today, with black beans and onions, but this looks like a great alternate way. That cream looks amazing

  • Ok, i just made this on a last minute whim and it was FANTASTIC. even my boyfriend (who was quite suscpicious of the idea) loved it. thanks! (no pressure to check me out, but i featured my meal and your link on my blog post today: 8/8/12 – it was that good! had to share with my readers!)

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