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 “Crockpot Garlic Mashed Potatoes”

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    Becki's Whole Life — November 18, 2013 at 6:49 am

    I’m so sorry to hear about your mom. The people in the mid-west will be in our prayers this week for sure. Your mom is lucky to have you to help:-).

    Your potatoes sound delish and I love your addition of roasted garlic. This is a great T-giving recipe particularly since it frees up the stove!

    • beantownbaker — November 24th, 2013 @ 5:52 pm

      Thanks for the prayers. It has helped a lot over the last week.

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    Shannon — November 20, 2013 at 9:00 pm

    this is totally cool! what a great way to free-up some space on the stovetop 🙂

    hoping things are going well with the cleanup, glad to hear your mom and Andrew are ok!

    • beantownbaker — November 24th, 2013 @ 5:52 pm

      Thanks Shannon. Can’t believe it’s been a week since the storm hit. We made a lot of progress this week, but it’s going to be a long road to come…

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    Potato Oven — December 12, 2013 at 1:04 am

    Sorry for your mom.she will be in every ones prayer mate.And second thing is this dish is really delicious and its good to be in kitchen and get some heat because of cold..jk..Looking forward for more dishes from you mate.

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