Lime Cilantro Sweet Potatoes with Black Beans

I love sweet potatoes. They’re so delicious whether they’re fries or just baked with some cinnamon and butter on top – yummy! I saw this recip pop up and I knew it would make a perfect snack for me on my day home from work.

We always have black beans in the house, so I grabbed the sweet potatoes at the store and whipped this together. I had told Hubby about it and he asked that I save him some for dinner. Midway through the day I texted him to tell him there might not be any leftover!

Of course I was kidding, this definitely makes a decent amount of food. But it is great as a quick lunchtime meal or a side dish. I enjoyed it both warm and at room temperature. I used frozen cilantro since that’s what I had on hand, and threw in some chopped up scallions to give more texture.

Note: I received a can of black beans from Goya and Foodbuzz recently. I was glad to be able to put these beans to good use.

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Lime Cilantro Sweet Potatoes with Black Beans

Yield: 4

Ingredients:

3 tbsp olive oil
3 medium sweet potatoes
2 cans black beans, rinsed and drained
juice of 2 limes
zest of 1 lime
1 tsp salt, divided
pinch or two cayenne
1/4 cup chopped cilantro

Directions:

Preheat the oven to 450 and line 2 baking sheets with parchment or silpats.

Toss the diced sweet potatoes with oil and 1/2 tsp of salt and spread evenly on the prepared baking sheets.

Bake about 20 minutes (time will depend on the size of the sweet potato pieces), or until tender. Remove and let cool for about 5 minutes.

While the sweet potatoes are baking, whisk the lime zest, lime juice, remaining salt, and cayenne together in a large bowl. Add the black beans and sweet potatoes (after cooling slightly) and toss well. Sprinkle with cilantro, toss again, and serve.

Recipe from Cate's World Kitchen, originally from Epicurious


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13 Responses to “Chicken Gyros”

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    yumventures — July 9, 2010 at 11:55 am

    I love making a bunch of different recipes and having them come together in one awesome meal! This looks so delicious, especially with the heat we’ve been having!

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    Manne — July 9, 2010 at 3:47 pm

    Next time I come over, I insist we either have these delicious looking Gyros or go to the Turkish restaurant you talked about.

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    We Are Not Martha — July 9, 2010 at 5:33 pm

    Wow, I love that addiction to the stove! Your chicken gyros look super flavorful and like the perfect hot day lunch!

    Sues

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    Lauren — July 9, 2010 at 6:02 pm

    I love that every aspect of this meal is homemade… yum! What is the name of the Turkish restaurant? I need to check it out :).

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    Debbi Does Dinner Healthy — July 9, 2010 at 6:39 pm

    I just made something similar and they were great! LOVE the sauce! Thanks!

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    biz319 — July 9, 2010 at 8:34 pm

    Can’t wait for you to post the recipe – I am putting it on my menu for next week. 😀

    I used to make tzatziki sauce too -until my grocery store started selling it for .99 cents for a 16 ounce container – so cheap!

    Hope you have a great weekend!

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    Sweet & Savory Summer — July 9, 2010 at 9:21 pm

    I love me a traditional, good, lamb gyro- but these look delicious! I might have to break out of my comfort zone 🙂

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    Sweet & Savory Summer — July 9, 2010 at 9:21 pm

    I love me a traditional, good, lamb gyro- but these look delicious! I might have to break out of my comfort zone 🙂

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    Julie — July 9, 2010 at 11:50 pm

    We definitely have to try these…yum!

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    brettb734 — July 11, 2010 at 2:46 am

    Those look delicious, I will have to try those!

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    Sheena — July 13, 2010 at 12:20 am

    Can the pita bread dough be made in advance and kept in the fridge overnight? I want to make these tomorrow for dinner but will not have time for the 90 minute and then 20 minute rise times. Any advice would be great. Thanks!

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    Cara — July 13, 2010 at 1:40 pm

    welcome to the bandwagon! love Elly’s recipe!

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    Jen — July 13, 2010 at 4:43 pm

    Manne – sounds like a plan

    Lauren – It’s called Brookline Family Restaurant and it’s on Washington St in Brookline Village. Definitely check it out if you’re in the area.

    Sheena – I’m not sure about freezing the pita bread dough. I’m sure it would be fine as other bread doughs can be frozen and used later. Let me know how it goes if you try it!

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