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Sweet Potato Hash Recipe with Creamy California Avocado Sauce

Total time:

18 min

Prep time:


Cook time:

18 min

Sweet Potato Hash Recipe with Creamy California Avocado Sauce


There is no doubt that avocados fit snugly into many breakfast dishes. This sweet potato hash pops with color and flavor, thanks to a creamy avocado sauce. For the sauce, the California Avocados are tossed in the blender with some Greek yogurt, lime juice, garlic, salt and pepper. The result is a spreadable sauce that begs you to eat it with a spoon. So it’s a good thing that there’s a little leftover in this recipe!


Serves: 8

As needed Creamy California Avocado Sauce
1 ripe, Fresh California Avocados, seeded and peeled
1/3 cup nonfat plain Greek yogurt
1 clove garlic, minced
1 lime, juiced
2 Tbsp. minced cilantro
2 Tbsp. water
1/2 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp. ground pepper
As needed Sweet Potato Hash
1 1/4 lbs. sweet potatoes, peeled and cut into 1/2-inch dice
3/4 lb. Russet potatoes, peeled and cut into 1/2-inch dice
1 Tbsp. olive oil
2 cloves garlic minced
1/2 tsp. salt
3/4 cup black beans, cooked
4 strips bacon, cooked and minced
1/4 cup cilantro, minced

As with all fruits and vegetables, wash avocados before cutting.
Check out our tips for how to choose and use California Avocados.


Creamy California Avocado Sauce

  1. Mix all ingredients in a food processor or blender until smooth.

Sweet Potato Hash Recipe with Creamy California Avocado Sauce

  1. Bring a large saucepan of lightly salted water to a boil over high heat. Add sweet and Russet potatoes and cook until just tender, about 5 to 8 minutes. Drain and set aside.
  2. Heat the olive oil in a large skillet (preferably cast-iron) set over medium-high heat.
  3. Add garlic and cook for 1 minute, stirring frequently.
  4. Stir in the cooked sweet and Russet potatoes and salt. Cook, stirring occasionally, until the potatoes start to brown, 8 to 10 minutes.
  5. Stir in the black beans, bacon and cilantro.
  6. Divide between 8 plates and top each portion with 1 tablespoon of the Creamy California Avocado Sauce.

* Large avocados are recommended for this recipe. A large avocado averages about 8 ounces. If using smaller or larger size avocados adjust the quantity accordingly.

Copyright © 2013, Dara Michalski

Nutrition information per serving

*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 Calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

About the author

Dara Michalski, a Canadian (“Canuck”) living in the United States, is the recipe developer and photographer behind the healthy recipe and running site, Cookin’ Canuck. Dara has been sharing her easy, innovative and healthy recipes with her readers since April 2009. More recently, she started writing about her adventures with running, including her first marathon. Starting in September 2011, Dara’s cooking and view on health went through a transformation, leading to a 30-pound weight loss and a new dedication to moderation in eating and exercise. She believes that healthy eating doesn’t need to equal boring food!

Dara is a brand advocate. Their content on the California Avocado Commission website and/or blog is part of their partnership with our organization.


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