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Sweet Potato and Avocado Salsa Sandwiches (Vegan)

Most of my recipes start with a survey of what’s out there. I browse for inspiration and combine ideas from multiple recipes, swapping in my favorite ingredients and simplifying as much as possible. 99% of the time this works. Last night, it didn’t.

I tried creating a super minimalist sweet potato burger; we’re talking beans, potatoes, egg and a few pinches of coconut flour. What resulted was delicious but did not hold together well. With my apartment already stifling hot from the oven and a few sweet potatoes remaining, I figured I’d at least make use of things and roast up some potato slices.

Having already made the avocado salsa and purchased deli thins for bread, I figured I’d build a little sandwich with the roasted potato. Five huge bites later, having not even taken a seat, I decided this was – in fact – an incredible recipe, and everything I love about cooking with fresh produce. Minimalist. Quick. Easy. The perfect recipe for a weeknight dinner, with very little preparation.

Serving sizes vary depending on the size of your sweet potatoes, but three medium sweet potatoes should make 3 servings.


3 sweet potatoes, rinsed

2 avocados

1 yellow mango (also called a honey mango)

1/3 cup of diced red onion

Olive oil, salt

Buns, sandwich bread or deli thins


Preheat your oven broiler. Slice your sweet potatoes into rounds, about a 1/2 inch thick. Place on a baking sheet and drizzle lightly with oil, shaking or pushing the rounds to ensure the oil is evenly spread. Top with a pinch of salt, evenly dispersed.

Broil the sweet potato rounds for about 15 – 20 minutes, or until the middles are pierced easily with a fork and the edges are slightly browned.

Meanwhile, slice the avocado and the mango into 1 inch cubes, scooping both out from the skin and combining in a bowl with the diced onion.

Use a spoon to stir together.

Place the hot sweet potato rounds on toasted bread or buns and top with a generous serving of avocado salsa. Enjoy!

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