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Roasted Sweet Potato and Black Bean Nachos

  • 20 Mins

    Prep Time

  • 30 Mins

    Cook Time

  • 6


  • 740


  • 24g


  • 95g


  • 18g




  • 2 lbs Sweet Potatoes, peeled and diced into 1-inch cubes
  • 2 Tbsp Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • Salt* and Pepper, to taste
  • 1 Tbsp Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 1 Onion, diced
  • 2 Tsp Ground Cumin
  • ⅓ Cup Water
  • ¼ Tsp Chili Powder (use less, or omit if suffer from heartburn)
  • 2 Cans Low-Sodium Black Beans, drained & rinsed
  • 1 Tsp Lime Juice
  • Salt* and Pepper, to taste
  • 2 Avocados, pitted & peeled
  • 1 Cup Cilantro, lightly packed
  • ½ Cup Pepitas (shelled pumpkin seeds), toasted
  • ¼ Tsp Red Pepper Flakes (use less, or omit if suffer from heartburn)
  • 1 Lime, juiced
  • 2 Tbsp Water
  • Salt* and Pepper, to taste
  • 1 Bag Low-Sodium Tortilla Chips
  • *Monitor salt intake per doctor’s recommendations
  • GGluten:

    Gluten-free tortilla chips

  • CCorn:

    Whole-grain tortilla chips


  • 1.

    Wash Hands Wash hands with soap and water.

  • 2.

    Roast Sweet Potatoes Preheat the oven to 425°F. Toss sweet potatoes with olive oil, salt, and pepper on a baking sheet. Arrange in a single layer and roast for approximately 30 minutes, tossing halfway, until the sweet potatoes are tender.

  • 3.

    Prepare Beans While sweet potatoes are roasting prepare the beans. Heat olive oil in a saucepan. Add the onions and cook, stirring frequently, until translucent, about 3-4 minutes. Add the cumin and chili powder and cook for about 30 seconds. Add the black beans and water and stir. Cover and reduce heat to maintain a gentle simmer.

  • 4.

    Mash Beans & Add Seasonings Remove the lid of the saucepan and mash at least half the beans with a fork. Add the lime juice, salt, and pepper, to taste.

  • 5.

    Process Avocado & Seasonings In a food processor, add the avocado, cilantro, toasted pepitas, red pepper flake, lime juice, water, salt, and pepper. Process until smooth.

  • 6.

    Assemble Nachos & Serve To assemble the nachos, add tortilla chips to a plate. Top with roasted sweet potatoes, spicy black beans, and finish with a scoop of avocado pepita topping. Enjoy!

  • 7.

    Wash Hands Wash hands with soap and water.

Recipe Created by Meijer Registered Dietitians

Nourishment Notes

Sweet Potatoes

Sweet potatoes are high in fiber and may help improve gut health and reduce the risk of heart disease. They’re also a great source of potassium, which is important for blood pressure control.

Black Beans

Black beans contain a type of fiber important to helping lower cholesterol levels, reducing the risk of heart disease. Black beans may also help lower inflammation in the body.


Pepitas are a certain type of pumpkin seed. Pepitas contain high amounts of zinc, iron, magnesium, and antioxidants, all important to improving energy levels, mood, and maintaining heart health.

Fatigue Buster

  • Sweet Potatos

    Purchase peeled, diced sweet potatoes.

  • Onion

    Pulse onion in a mini food processor to chop.

  • Lime

    Purchase pre-squeezed lime juice.

  • Pepitas

    Purchase toasted pepitas instead of raw.

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