Shrimp + Guacamole Sweet Potato Sliders
This dish is a favorite in our house because it’s easy, flavorful and pretty healthy. It also incorporates ingredients that we usually have laying around: sweet potatoes, frozen shrimp and avocados (plus lime, onion and salt, which we do usually have handy.)
The entire dish takes about 30 minutes to make, and that includes roast time for the sweet potatoes. You can also use an air-fryer or toaster oven to cook the sweet potatoes.
Let’s get right to business! Here’s the recipe for ya.
|1 large sweet potato (or two small sweet potatoes)|
|1/4cup diced red onion|
|1/4cup diced tomato|
|Juice of 1 lime|
|Cilantro for topping|
Preheat the oven to 450 degrees F.
In a bowl, toss the sweet potato slices with about 2 tsp of olive oil and a pinch of salt. Toss together until all of the slices are thoroughly combined in the salt and olive oil.
On a sheet pan, lay out the sweet potato slices with the largest flat side facing down. Roast in the oven for 15 minutes. Check on them after 15 minutes, and then flip to roast for another 10 minutes.
While the sweet potatoes roast, prepare the guacamole. Scoop the "meat" out of the avocado and place it into a large bowl or mortar and pestle. Mash the avocado until creamy. You can leave chunks or completely mash it out. The texture is up to what you like!
Add a pinch of salt (about 1/4 tsp if you want to measure) and lime juice and combine. Taste to make sure you approve of the salt and zest level. If you want more lime or salt, season as you'd like and mix together.
Add the onion, tomato and garlic, if using. Mix together and set the bowl aside.
Pat the shrimp dry with a paper towel and make sure they are dry on both sides. Season with a small pinch or crank of salt and set aside.
Season a skillet with olive oil (or an oil of your choice) on medium high heat.