Did you know a chipotle is a smoke-dried jalapeño? Yes, the word chipotle comes from the Nahuatl word chilpoctli which means smoked chili. The people’s who lived in Mexico before the Aztec civilization are thought to have invented it.
The jalapeño chili is used in Mexican-inspired cuisines, such as Mexican-American, Tex-Mex, and southwestern dishes from New Mexico. Read our article and learn more on the differences in Mexican and Tex-Mex food: Mexican vs. Tex-Mex: What is the Difference?
Jalapeños come in different varieties, sizes and heat or spiciness. The chili loses little of its heat through the smoking process, and many enjoy both its spiciness and the natural wood smoke taste that accompanies it.
4 small sweet potatoes, baked (read here about Sweet Potatoes and Their Benefits)
1 (15 oz) can black beans, rinsed and drained
1 cup corn
3 green onions, thinly sliced
1/2 cup cilantro, chopped
2 limes, zested and juiced
2 teaspoons raw honey
2 teaspoons adobo sauce (from a can of chipotles in adobo)
1/2 teaspoon Himalayan salt
1/2 teaspoon fresh pepper, optional
In a large glass bowl, add the black beans, corn, onions, and cilantro. Stir to combine. In a smaller bowl, mix together the lime zest and juice, oil, honey, adobo, salt and pepper. Pour over the black bean mixture and toss to combine.
Slice an opening down the center of the baked sweet potatoes. Spoon vegetable mixture to stuff the potatoes, and have yourself a…Stuffed Sweet Potato with Chipotle Black Bean and Corn Salad. Plate and serve.
Can be served as a stand alone dish (as it contains protein with the black beans), or served as a side dish, and can be served as a party favorite dish. Enjoy the possibilities with this easy and simple real food recipe.
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