Black Bean with Roasted Sweet Potato Salad

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If you have worked with me before you know that I am a big fan of Sunday Meal Prep, and today I am posting my favorite prep ahead recipe. Keep this salad in the frig and enjoy it all week as a breakfast, lunch or snack

Black beans and sweet potatoes go great together. In fact, it’s one of my favorite combinations for vegetarian Mexican style food. This salad works perfectly in tacos, nachos, quesadillas, and burritos.

Ingredients:

  • 1 lb sweet potatoes

  • 1 small red onion

  • 3 tablespoons olive oil, divided

  • 1/4 teaspoon salt

  • Juice and zest from 1 lime

  • 1 clove garlic, minced

  • 1/2 teaspoon chili powder

  • 1 cup cooked black beans, drained and rinsed if using canned

  • 1/2 cup cilantro

  • 1/4 cup pepitas

  • 1/2 avocado, chopped (for serving)

  • 1 cup chopped romaine (for serving)

Preheat oven to 400˚ F. Peel sweet potatoes, cut into 1/4 inch cubes and place on a sheet tray. Chop onion into 1/4 inch pieces and add to the tray. Drizzle 1 tablespoon olive oil on top and add 1/4 teaspoon of salt. Toss until sweet potatoes are well coated. Spread into a single layer and roast until sweet potatoes are tender and starting to brown, 35 to 40 minutes.

While the sweet potatoes are roasting, combine remaining 2 tablespoons olive oil in a jar with the lime juice, 1 teaspoon lime zest, minced garlic, and chili powder. Shake well.

Once sweet potatoes are done, transfer to a bowl. Add in the black beans, pepitas, and cilantro. Drizzle with the dressing and toss until salad is combined while potatoes are still warm. (Serve tossed with romaine lettuce and avocado if using.)