Sweet Potato Bites with Guacamole and Bacon

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Sweet Potato Bites with Guacamole and Bacon

Why choose between guacamole and salsa when you could have both? Roasted sweet potatoes with a light coating of spices work as the base for a pile of guacamole and salsa with just a little bacon on top – no tortilla chips necessary. They taste great, they’re full of nutritional standouts like avocado and sweet potatoes, and they add a cheerful burst of color to any table.

Leave the skin on the sweet potatoes for this one; it helps hold them together to make a sturdy base for the toppings. You could also do it without the bacon for a completely vegan recipe.

You can use your favorite salsa for this; either make it yourself or get one from the store (salsa is one of those rare and precious prepared foods where you actually can find at least one Paleo-friendly brand in most grocery stores). If you can find a good brand of guacamole, you could also just buy that pre-prepared to save yourself some effort, but guacamole is so easy to make at home that it’s not a huge deal.

Sweet Potato Bites with Guacamole and Bacon Recipe

Servings SERVES: 4Preparation time PREP: 20 min.Cooking time COOK: 24 min.

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  • 2 sweet potatoes, scrubbed clean but NOT peeled, thinly sliced;
  • 4 oz. bacon, cooked and crumbled;
  • 1 cup fresh salsa;
  • 1 tsp. chili powder;
  • 1/2 tsp. paprika;
  • 1/2 tsp. garlic powder;
  • 2 tbsp. extra-virgin olive oil;
  • Fresh cilantro, minced;
  • Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper;

Ingredients for the simple guacamole

  • 2 medium avocados, peeled, pitted, and diced;
  • 1 tbsp. fresh lime juice;
  • 1 garlic clove, minced;
  • 1/2 cup Roma tomatoes, diced;
  • 1/4 cup red onion, diced;
Sweet Potato Bites preparation


  1. Preheat your oven to 450 F.
  2. In a bowl, mash the two avocados until smooth. Add all the remaining ingredients for the guacamole. Stir until well combined, cover, and refrigerate.
  3. Place sliced sweet potatoes in a bowl and drizzle with olive oil. Sprinkle with chili powder, paprika, garlic powder, and salt and pepper to taste, and toss until well coated.
  4. Place the sliced sweet potatoes on a baking sheet and cook in the oven for 10 to 12 minutes on each side.
  5. Top each sweet potato slice with guacamole, fresh salsa, bacon bits, and fresh cilantro.

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