Mexican Plate

My love for Mexican food is very well known to all of you. For the last couple of weeks I have been planning my holidays, and I just cannot wait to catch up on all my favourite places in the Bay Area. For now though, I needed my fix, and I made this beautiful and delicious Mexican inspired plate.

There is no real recipe for this. Just get all the ingredients, and put them together. Well, not exactly, you have to make the sweet potato fries, but these days, you can easily find them in any grocery store, so you don't really have to make any effort, if you want to make it. 

This is a great comfort food for Sunday nights in, even though it's made mostly of vegetables. You can skip the sour cream, and it can be vegan, and you won't feel guilty of eating the full plate at all!. Every time I watch a movie, I crave something like this. It is beautiful, healthy, and soul filling!

Ingredients (2 people):
  • 2 sweet potatoes
  • 1 avocado
  • 1 lime
  • 200g black beans
  • 100g corn
  • 1 tomato
  • couple of slices or red onion
  • red chilli
  • cilantro
  • sour cream
  • 2 tsp smoked paprika
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp black pepper
  • 1/2 tsp cumin
  • olive oil

Preheat the oven to max (230C / 450F). Peel potatoes and cut into chunky fries. Put fried in a bowl, sprinkle spices on top, and cover with olive oil. Mix all together to coat evenly with spices, and transfer to a baking tray. Bake for about 25-30 minutes, until golden. Turn half way through baking.

When the fries are baking, prepare salsa. In a food processor, or on a cutting board with a knife, cut the tomato to a desired chunkiness/consistency. Add finely chopped red onion, some cilantro, and hot chilli, and season with salt, pepper and a little bit of cumin. Add some lime juice to taste. Remember to add the ingredients little by little to a desired taste.

Prepare other ingredients.

Once the fries are ready, and cooled for a couple of minutes, place them on a large plate, cover with the rest of ingredients, and pour some salsa and sour cream on top. Finish off with a sprinkling of cilantro and chillies. 



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