Roasted Sweet Potato Salad with Black Beans and Chili Dressing

Serves 8



  • 4 medium sweet potatoes (about 1½ pounds), peeled and cut into 1-inch chunks
  • 1 large onion, preferably red, chopped
  • 4 Tablespoons extra virgin olive oil (divided)
  • 11/2 Tablespoons minced jalapeño
  • 1 clove garlic, peeled
  • Juice of 2 limes
  • 2 cups black beans, unsalted (canned or dried and cooked according to instructions)
  • 1 red or yellow bell pepper, diced
  • 1 cup chopped fresh cilantro
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • Fresh ground black pepper (to taste)


  1. Heat oven to 400°.

  2. Put sweet potatoes and onions on a large baking sheet, drizzle with 2 Tablespoons oil, toss to coat and spread out in a single layer. Sprinkle with salt and pepper.

  3. Roast, turning occasionally, until potatoes begin to brown on corners and are just tender inside, 30–40 minutes. Remove from oven; keep on pan until ready to mix with dressing.

  4. To make dressing, put jalapeños in a blender or mini food processor along with garlic, lime juice, remaining olive oil and a salt and pepper. Process until blended.

  5. Put warm vegetables in a large bowl with beans and bell pepper; toss with dressing and cilantro. Taste and adjust seasoning if necessary.

  6. Serve warm or at room temperature, or refrigerate for up to a day. 

Nutrition Facts


Calories: 187

Total fat:  7g

Saturated fat: 1g

Cholesterol: 0mg

Sodium:  184mg

Carbohydrates: 27g

Fiber:  5g

Sugar: 4g

Protein:  5g