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I have to admit, the wonderful people out there who post on All Recipes.com inspired this recipe. I took my own liberties with substituting ingredients, but I felt it turned out great so I decided to post. If you google sweet potato and black bean salad, you'll probably find similar recipes. Mine turned out really spicy, so I would take out the hot pepper to tone a down a bit.
Total TIme: 35 minutes
4 sweet potatoes, chopped into cubes
1 onion, chopped
Oil for roasting and for dressing
Pinch of Sea Salt/Pepper
1 dried cayenne pepper, minced
1 clove garlic, minced
Juice of 2 limes
Zest of 1 lime
1 tbsp honey
1 can organic black beans, rinsed and drained
1 red pepper, chopped
1 cup chopped fresh cilantro.
1 green onion, shopped
What to do:
1) Preheat oven to 425 degrees Fahrenheit. Place sweet potato, drizzle of oil, sea salt and pepper into a bowl to combine well. Spread onto cookie sheet and bake for about 30 minutes, until cooked - not too soft though, just soft enough to eat.
2) For dressing, combine about 1/4 cup oil, garlic, cayenne pepper, lime juice, honey and zest of lime in a small dish. Set aside.
3) When sweet potatoes are done, dump them into a large salad bowl. Add black beans, red pepper, cilantro, green onion, and dressing. Combine well. Serve immediately or after it's been refrigerated for a while. It's good hot and cold!
We really cooked these things. From scratch. On weeknights. And we even had time to do the dishes.
They have real, simple ingredients that you'll find in your cupboards. They're healthy and delicious. No lies.
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