Do you remember the days when I only shared sweet recipes? When savoury recipes appearing on the blog was cause for a celebration? Or at least a moment of silence? And look at me now sharing my second savoury recipe of the week: lima bean sweet potato toast.
Although sweet potato toast took the blog world by storm this year, I wasn’t too interested in trying it until I saw this month’s Recipe Redux theme.
Get Your Fruits and Veggies in Shape
With produce galore, now’s a great time to enjoy lots of fruits and vegetables. Show us how you’re serving the bounty of gardens and orchards in shapes like ribbons, noodles, cut-outs, or other creative cuts.
I mean, can you think of a more creative way to cut your fruits and veggies than in a ‘toast’ shape? Didn’t think so.
I was originally just going to do a basic avocado sweet potato toast for this recipe but the end result was a little too similar to Tuesday’s strawberry balsamic guac. What can I say? I’m obsessed with that strawbs/balsamic combo.
So I put on my thinking cap and eventually came up with the idea for this lima bean sweet potato toast.
Lime Bean Sweet Potato Toast
There are three parts to this recipe.
First, the lima bean spread which is pretty similar to this chickpea salad, just with way less mixins.
Then, the (optional) toppings. I wanted to add some differently shaped veggies into the mix as a nod to this month’s theme. So, I went with a few radish rounds and zucchini ribbons/sticks but spiralized veggies would also look amazing.
And finally, the sweet potato toast which is easy as slicing the sweet potatoes and toasting until cooked through.
And that’s it. Minimal ingredients, 20 minutes and a couple appliances and you’ve got the ultimate savoury lima bean sweet potato toast that’s perfect for lunch or dinner (or even breakfast if you’re feeling extra adventurous).
If you make this sweet potato toast, I’d love to hear what you think. Leave a comment and rate the recipe or take a pic and tag it @ExSloth on Instagram!
- 1 sweet potato, washed, dried and sliced lengthwise about a ¼ inch thick
- 1 can lima beans
- a handful of basil leaves
- 2 tsp garlic
- ¼ tsp cayenne pepper
- ½ tsp nutritional yeast (optional)
- juice of ½ a lime
- 1 - 2 tbsp olive oil
- ½ an avocado, mashed
- ¼ cup corn kernels
- salt & pepper to taste
- 1 zucchini, spiralized or sliced into ribbons with a vegetable peeler
- 3 - 4 radishes, sliced into rounds with a vegetable peeler
- Optional: extra corn and basil for topping
- Add beans, basil garlic, cayenne pepper, nutritional yeast, lime juice and 1 tbsp olive oil to a food processor and process until smooth, adding more olive oil as needed
- Mix in the mashed avocado and corn until well incorporated
- Season with salt and pepper, to taste and store in the fridge until ready to use*
- Add your sweet potato slices to the toaster and toast until cooked all the way through. I needed to toast mine 3 - 4 times at the highest setting before it was ready
- Top each sweet potato toast with lima bean spread, zucchini, radishes and extra corn and/or basil
- Optional: Drizzle with sriracha
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- Have you made sweet potato toast before?
- What are your favourite ways to top it? Savoury or sweet?
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Rebecca @ Strength and Sunshine says
More lima beans! Love it!
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Stephanie @ Wholesome Paradise says
I love the idea of using sweet potato slices for ‘toast’. I’m gluten free and need more sweet potato toast in my life.
Beverley @ Born to Sweat says
mmm that spread sounds so good! actually – this entire combination sounds amazing. i’m a savory girl in every aspect – i’ll choose eggs and avocado over a sweet spread any day
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how creative! i have never made sweet potato toast before. now i see all kinds of potential!
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Nicole @ Fitful Focus says
I really need to get on the sweet potato toast train! This looks amazing!
This recipe looks delicious! I would have never thought of using sweet potatos as toast. Awesome idea!
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Deborah @ Confessions of a mother runner says
Ooh I love this idea! Those look delicious
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Kayla @ Blondes Have More Run says
These look so fresh! I have yet to try sweet potato toast. I’m not so sure I understand the concept yet. Do you slice a sweet potato and then the slices in the toaster?
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Giselle Rochford says
Yep, that’s exactly it! Cut the potatoes into slices and toast them with the skin still on. You’ll probably need to toast it a couple times before it’s fully cooked but other than that it’s pretty simple!
Very interesting combo, I have never had lima beans but this looks and sounds delicious, worth a try!
Jill Conyers says
I love lima beans. My family thinks I’m the only one in the world that says that LOL
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Christina Bauer says
Apparently I have not been paying attention because this is the first time I’m reading about sweet potato toast! What a clever idea! Now to get a toaster… Anyway, this looks delicious. I don’t ever use lime beans, so thisdcould be a fun way to bring them into my life!
Chrissy @ Snacking in Sneakers says
I’ve been dying to try sweet potato toast but am so afraid I’ll ruin my toaster, lol! No mush or anything on the toaster?
Giselle Rochford says
haha I had the same reservations. No mush at all but a couple tips: Don’t cut the slices too thin because they might fall through to the bottom and they’re a bitch to get out. And don’t peel the potatoes or they might burn. Other than that, it’s smooth sailing!
Kelly @ Eat the Gains says
I love lima beans!! When we get them fresh I eat them raw haha. Looks like a perfect topping for sweet p toast!
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I wouldn’t have thought of this combination, but it sounds fantastic!
Scott Groth says
What a unique and interesting combination! Thanks for sharing!