Sweet potato black bean salad

(from Mainergirl’s recipe box)

Source: Chocolate Covered Katie

Prep time: 5 minutes
Cook time: 35 minutes
Serves 6 people


  • 4 medium sweet potatoes, unpeeled and chopped (2 lb before peeling)
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 1/2 tsp salt, and optional pepper
  • 3 tbsp oil, or spray (for fat-free option)
  • 2 tsp minced garlic
  • 2 tbsp lime juice
  • 1 red bell pepper, diced
  • 1 can black beans, or 1 1/2 cups cooked
  • optional 1 cup canned or cooked corn
  • 3/4 cup fresh cilantro, chopped (omit if desired)


  1. Toss sweet potatoes and onions with 1 1/2 tbsp oil (or spray) and the garlic, sprinkle with salt and optional pepper, and arrange in a single layer on two parchment-lined baking sheets. Place in a non-preheated oven on the center rack, then turn the oven to 450 F. Bake 35 minutes, or until potatoes are soft. Add all remaining ingredients to a large bowl, then toss with the sweet potatoes. Serve hot or cold.

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