Ok, confession, I stumbled upon this recipe totally accidentally. In fact, I probably should apologize for the photos, because I was not planning on posting this recipe originally. But it was such a hit, I snapped a few quick shots before the whole plate got devoured!
I had invited a friend of mine and her boyfriend over to watch a hockey game (Go Kings!), when I remembered that for the month they were doing Paleo. They had been sort of half doing it for a few months and decided for a month they were going to do it for reals. So the morning of the hockey game I wanted to have a few snacks out. But I had just gone to the grocery store like 2 days before and really didn’t want to go again, and since Eric and I eat pretty clean, I knew I’d have a few things on hand to whip up!
Ok first, I’m going to give you a disclaimer, Eric and I eat pretty clean. However, I DO NOT claim to be an expert on Paleo, I was going strictly off the info my friend gave me of what she was and was not eating, so if these are not 100% Paleo, forgive me. moving on.
First, these chips, have I mentioned my love for Trader Joe’s before? Only 7000 times? Thought so. Well, I had these chips and I checked out the ingredients, and I’m sorry I don’t have a photo of the ingredients and I couldn’t find it online. But, I do remember that they were something like sweet potatoes, oil, salt. Pretty basic in true Trader Joe’s fashion.
The rest of this recipe is pretty much just assembling.
Party Planning Tip: If you’re throwing a decent size party and want to do these ahead of time, you can prep all the components, such as the mash, cooking the bacon and disassembling the pomegranate. You can also check your produce section and pick up pomegranate seeds on their own. Assembly really should be done as close to the time they’ll be eaten as possible, otherwise you run the risk of your chips getting soggy.
I would recommend grabbing a few of these in the kitchen before you put them out because they. go. quick.
- Sweet Potato Chips
- 1 Avocado
- juice of half of a lime
- 1-2 garlic cloves- chopped finely
- salt and pepper
- Arils (or seeds) of 1 pomegranate (Here's a great tutorial for disassembling your pomegranate)
- 4 slices of bacon, cooked
- Cook bacon according to package directions
- In a bowl mash together avocado, lime juice, chopped garlic and salt and pepper to taste. Personally I like the mash to be a bit chunky, but that's a preference!
- On a plate or platter arrange chips in a single layer. Top each chips with about a tsp of mash, a tsp of chopped bacon and a few pomegranate arils.