Loaded Mexican-Style Potato Skins

These loaded Mexican style potatoes are a dream dinner – they’re so filling and absolutely bursting with flavour. The skins go beautifully golden and crunchy, whist the inside is piled up with garlic infused tomatoes and black beans, before being piled high with guacamole and cashew sour cream. So yum!

OVERVIEW

Serves: 4

Cooking: 90M

Difficulty: medium

For the Potatoes

2 medium sized baking potatoes

14 cherry tomatoes

1 tablespoon of apple cider vinegar

Salt and pepper

2 cloves of garlic

½ a teaspoon of chipotle powder

1 teaspoon of brown miso paste

Glug of olive oil

200g of black beans

5g of coriander

For the Cashew Cream

200g of cashews

1 teaspoon of tahini

125ml of water

Salt and pepper

1 lemon, juiced

For the Guacamole

2 avocadoes

½ a lime, juiced

10g of coriander

Salt and pepper

½ a red chilli

Method:

Soak the cashews in water over night (or for at least 4 hours).

Preheat the oven to 200 degrees Celsius (fan). Wash the potatoes, pierce the skin with a fork a few times and then bake for 60-70 minutes until cooked through.

While the potatoes cook, peel and finely chop the garlic, quarter the cherry tomatoes and heat both in a pan with a glug of olive oil.  Add the beans, chipotle, apple cider vinegar, miso and salt and pepper and cook for 10 minutes on a gentle heat. Roughly chop and stir in the coriander, then take off the heat.

To make the cashew cream, drain the cashews and simply blend all ingredients together, adding the water slowly, until totally smooth.

For the guacamole, scoop the flesh out the avocados and mash it with a fork. Finely chop the chilli and coriander then mix into the avocado flesh along with the lime and salt and pepper.

When the potatoes are cooked, remove from the oven and cut them in half. Scoop out the middle and mix 2/3 of it into the beans and tomatoes, then scoop spoonfuls back into the potato skins. Drizzle with olive oil and return them to the oven for another 10 minutes. Keep any leftover mixture to eat as a side.

Serve the loaded potato skins with big spoonfuls of cool guacamole and cashew cream on top!