Sweet Potato Toast: a breakfast, healthy and versatile



The sweet potato or sweet potato keeps reminding me of when my grandfather asaba them to the embers of the fire for dinner in the coldest nights of winter. But This humble tuber is today one of the fashionable vegetables as a healthy and nutritious low carb alternative in sweet and savoury dishes. Sweet potato toast or toast can not be compared to a good quality bread, but can also be a delicious snack.

The idea is simple: cut "slices" of sweet potato to cook in the oven, grilled or even in the toaster, and use them as the basis of everything we can think of. Depending on the size and ingredients we can turn sweet potato toast into breakfast, brunch, lunch, snack or dinner, even dessert. Avocado, hummus and goat cheese are my favorite options.


Ingredients:
For 2 people

  • Sweet Potato 1
  • Extra virgin Olive Oil
  • Ripe Avocado
  • Tomato
  • Goat Cream Cheese or similar
  • Hummus
  • Lemon
  • Blueberries
  • Sweet or pungent red Pepper
  • Fresh Herbs
  • Kumquat or other seasonal fruit
  • Ground black Pepper
  • Salt

Directions:

Difficulty: Easy

Total Time 40 m
    Elaboration 10 m
    Baking 30 m

Preheat the oven to 180 º C and prepare a tray or platter. Wash and dry the sweet potato-or sweet potatoes-and brush the skin or, directly, peel it. With a good knife, make slices of about 5-6 cm thick, trying to take out wide portions.

Paint with olive oil and season very lightly, on both sides. Bake for 10 minutes or until they start to toast, turn around and continue baking until they are at the desired point, 10 to 20 minutes more.

We Can leave them a little less cooked than we would like to keep them in the fridge or freeze them, and finish the cooking using the toaster another day. They can be prepared hot or at room temperature.

To Prepare the covers, remove the meat from the avocado and crush with a fork adding a drizzle of lemon juice or lime, herbs to taste and season. We can Also use guacamole leftovers and hummus that we like. Wash and dry the tomatoes-we can use any variety that tastes good and is crispy-, peppers and the desired fruit.

Combine a base of cream cheese or creamy goat with lemon zest, cranberries, kumquats or other seasonal fruits, adding a hint of pepper. Crown the creamy avocado with tomato, chives and salt flakes; Add to the base of hummus raw pepper with parsley or cilantro and a drizzle of olive oil.