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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5 Responses to “Sugar Snap Pea Salad”

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    Ashley Bee (Quarter Life Crisis Cuisine) — July 19, 2013 at 12:01 pm

    Finally, a picnic salad that goes with my low-carb diet that I keep cheating on! Hehe. Seriously, I am stuck with so many pasta or potato salads. One that’s totally veggie based is a godsend. And I love sugar snap peas!

    • beantownbaker — July 19th, 2013 @ 2:20 pm

      I try to eat low carb as much as possible and it can be so tough in the summer. With all the buns for grilled food and pasta/potato salads – it just gets to be too much.

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    Nutmeg Nanny — July 20, 2013 at 10:18 pm

    Oh how tasty!! I love sugar snap peas 🙂 this salad looks wonderful!

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    Karen - Cinnamon Freud — July 21, 2013 at 12:12 am

    Yum, this salad looks great. I would love this as a side for a summer BBQ

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    Aggie — July 22, 2013 at 2:02 pm

    I’m a huge lover of sugar snap peas – I come home with a jumbo bag of them everytime I go to Costco! Will have to try this next time, looks so delicious!

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