Jalapeno Sweet Potato Black Bean Tacos with Avocado Lime Crema

Recipe Courtesy & Photo courtesy of Ambitious Kitchen.

Ingredients

For the Avocado Lime Cream – 

  • 1/4 cup 2% plain Greek yogurt
  • 1/2 avocado
  • 1/4 cup water, to thin
  • 1/2 teaspoon chili powder or chipotle chili powder
  • Grated zest and juice of 1/2 lime
  • 1/4 cup chopped cilantro
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt

For the Tacos – 

  • 1 1/2 tablespoons coconut oil
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar or coconut sugar
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 2 cups cubed sweet potatoes (from 1 large or 2 smaller sweet potatoes)
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 4 corn tortillas, warmed or at room temp

For the Topping: 

  • 1/2 cup black beans
  • Jalapeño slices
  • Cabbage
  • Fresh chopped cilantro
  • Optional: Extra avocado slices

 

Directions

  1. To make the tacos: Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F. In a small bowl, whisk together the coconut oil, brown sugar, minced garlic, and chili powder. 
  2. Place the sweet potatoes on a baking sheet and pour mixture over the top. Season with salt and pepper and toss well to coat. Roast for 30-40 minutes, tossing a bit halfway through.
  3. While the tacos are cooking, prepare your avocado lime crema, by adding all crema ingredients to a blender or food processor and processing until smooth and creamy. Add additional water if necessary to thin out.
  4. Assemble the tacos by filling the tortillas with the sweet potatoes. Top with the cabbage, black beans, avocado, jalapenos and a drizzle of the avocado lime crema. Serves 2; make 2-3 tacos per person. Feel free to double the recipe for meal prep.
Hunts Point Produce Market

May is National Strawberry Month

Here at E. Armata Inc., a staple of the Hunts Point Produce Market, we’re letting our readers know that May is National Strawberry Month! If you’re one of the many consumers around the world who loves this delicious fruit, we implore you to join in on this celebration. We’ll share some of the many benefits that eating strawberries can bring, as well as some of the recipes associated with strawberries that you can incorporate into your meal plan.

Types Of Strawberries  

At E. Armata Inc., we provide the Hunts Point Produce Market with a wide range of fruits and vegetables. Although many people may not know this, there any different types of strawberries to choose from when making a purchase. We’re proud to offer three different types, which include the following selections:

  • California strawberries.
  • Florida strawberries.
  • Mexican strawberries.  

Health Benefits Of Eating Strawberries

Just like all other types of fruits and vegetables, consuming strawberries have many health benefits. Deciding to incorporate this fruit into your diet can have you living a healthier lifestyle than you had been previously. Since strawberries come into season in May, now is the perfect time to up your intake, as this is when they’ll hold their most nutritional value. The benefits of eating this fruit are plentiful, as they attribute the following:

  • Increase your HDL (good) cholesterol.
  • Decrease your blood pressure.
  • Help guard against certain types of cancers.
  • Contain antioxidants, magnesium, potassium, and vitamin C.

Delicious Recipes with Strawberries

What better way is there to celebrate National Strawberry Month than by cooking up some strawberry themed recipes? To make these recipes especially delicious, be sure to use strawberries that are distributed at the Hunts Point Produce Market. Some fun recipes that our team recommends include:

  • Strawberry Eton Mess.
  • Strawberry Shortcake.
  • Strawberry Graham-Galette.
  • Mochi Covered Strawberries.

E. Armata Inc.

E. Armata Inc. was built upon a continued value of providing all customers with the highest quality fruits and vegetables available. When you come to the Hunts Point Produce Market, you won’t be disappointed with what our company has to offer. To make the most out of National Strawberry Month, we recommend that you purchase some strawberries from our distribution services. To learn more about strawberries, or the other fruits and vegetables we handle, contact us today.