Sweet Potato & Black Bean Salad Print Recipe Print Recipe

{Created/Photographed by With Style and Grace}

FACT: I. love. sweet. potatoes.

So much so, I use to eat them for breakfast. lunch. dinner. not always on the same day.

A couple weeks back I was staying at my parents house and thought I’d experiment with this recipe. It’s how I earn my keep, cooking, baking and helping them drink their wine. Tough, I know. My dad [or my husband] won’t go near sweet potatoes, but my mom, can’t get enough. Like mother like daughter. After I had mixed everything together, mom and I dove in with our forks. Silence, followed by growing smiles. Success!

This to me, is a bowl of comfort and with all my travels, that’s exactly what I needed. The black beans add just enough protein and the warm sweet potatoes mixed with the citrus and fresh cilantro. damn. So good, I’ve made it three times already.

This dish would go great with a grilled piece of white fish or chicken to make for a heartier meal. Another option, which I’ve been enjoying is eating this leftover for lunch, served cold. Or enjoy as is –  you really can’t go wrong!

Any sweet potato lovers out there?? Raise your hands high.

Roasted Sweet Potato and Black Bean Salad

[Inspired by Oh She Glows and NY Times]

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  • 3 large sweet potatoes, peeled and cut into chunks, approx 1″
  • 1 large onion, chopped  – I used sweet onion, but red would work well
  • 3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt + pepper, to taste
  • 2 cloves garlic, peeled and minced
  • 3 tablespoons fresh lime juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 (14oz) can of black beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1 cup fresh cilantro, finely chopped

Optional – red bell pepper, chopped


Preheat oven to 400 F.

Place your chopped sweet potatoes and onions onto a baking sheet, then drizzle about a tablespoon of olive oil – I use my clean hands to carefully toss. Sprinkle salt + pepper. Bake for 30-35 minutes. I suggest tossing veggies after 15 minutes to ensure even cooking. Once the sweet potatoes and onions are nicely golden, remove from the oven. To keep warm, leave on the baking sheet and cover with foil.

Dressing: In a small bowl, mix together 2 tablespoons of olive oil, salt, garlic, fresh lime juice, cilantro, and cumin.

In a large serving bowl, toss in roasted sweet potatoes, onions, black beans and then carefully pour the dressing, mix well.

Serve warm and enjoy!

Makes about 4 servings.

Other sweet potato recipes:

Roasted Curry Sweet Potatoes | With Style and Grace

Roasted Potato Salad | How Sweet It Is

Baked Sweet Potato Falafel | 101 Cookbooks

GF Sweet Potato Black Bean Enchiladas | Gluten-free Goddess

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  • http://nutritionfor.us claire

    I love sweet potatoes!!!

  • http://www.twopeasandtheirpod.com Maria

    My kind of recipe! I love sweet potatoes! I hope you are feeling better!

  • http://www.bevcooks.com Bev Weidner


    yeeeeeeeesssssssssssss……. (Napoleon Dynamite style)




    I’ll leave you with just those two before I go blind from hunger.

  • https://thelonelywifeproject.wordpress.com/ Lonely Wife Project

    I love this combination! I make a mean sweet potato and black bean enchilada. Adding this salad to my list of recipes to try.

  • http://www.aggieskitchen.com Aggie

    Oh I love love love sweet taters!! And I think they go perfectly with black beans. I roast them with red peppers and onions and mix em up with black beans and turn them into burritos too!

    I would love this waiting for me cold in the fridge for lunch 🙂

    PS..I really like that bowl. alot.

  • http://www.twitter.com/Rowaida Rowaida Flayhan

    Yummy this looks delicious love your recipe Lisa.

  • ilovecooking

    Wow, this dish is a lot better than i thought it would be. I don’t normally like sweet potatoes, but thanks to this recipe i decided to give them another chance 🙂
    I’ll be adding this salad to my list of favourite potato salad recipes, along with the ones i found on this site


  • http://dailyblogcoach.com Seth Waite

    Hey this sounds amazing! I am loving your site. I was over at Amy’s site “She Wears Many Hats” and saw your comment and had to check out what you were cooking up over here.

    Glad I came because it is amazing. I love this combination.

  • http://www.athoughtforfood.net Brian @ A Thought For Food

    I too love sweet potatoes, but I can grow tired of them from time to time. To be honest, my favorite way to have them is just baked and then mashed up a little with some butter and a little salt and pepper. But this salad is rockin’ and I love how sweet potatoes caramelize when they are roasting.

  • http://www.familyfreshcooking.com/ Marla

    Well now there is another thing we have in common missy. I am addicted to sweet potatoes!

  • http://theyearinfood.com Kimberley

    Love! This is a perfect summer salad.

  • http://www.thoughtfulcontent.org Denese Bottrell

    my only experience w/ sweet potatoes has been fries in restaurants. love them, but have never made a sweet potato in my life….so, thank you for sharing this. i just might give it a whirl this week w/ your black bean salad or those veggie enchiladas ………both look great. thank you!