This sweet potato salad features the southwestern flavors of jalapeno, garlic, and lime and is a great side to any Mexican meal.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
cook:
30 mins
additional:
15 mins
total:
1 hr
Servings:
6
Yield:
6 servings
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Ingredients

6
Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C).

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  • Put sweet potato and red onion in a large bowl. Drizzle 2 tablespoons olive oil over the sweet potato mixture and toss to coat vegetables in oil; spread onto a baking sheet.

  • Bake in preheated oven, turning occasionally, until browned on the edges, 30 to 40 minutes. Let roasted vegetables cool to room temperature.

  • Puree jalapeno peppers, garlic, lime juice, and remaining olive oil in a blender or food processor until smooth.

  • Transfer cooled roasted vegetables to a large bowl; add black beans and green bell pepper. Pour pureed jalapeno pepper mixture over the vegetable mixture and toss to coat; season with salt and pepper. Garnish salad with cilantro.

Cook's Note:

The red onion is really just for color; a standard white onion will do, just as adding a red or yellow bell pepper will add some color.

Nutrition Facts

328 calories; protein 7.9g 16% DV; carbohydrates 55.5g 18% DV; fat 9.4g 15% DV; cholesterolmg; sodium 767mg 31% DV. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
11/15/2014
This was delicious! I made it per the recipe with no changes except I didn't garnish with cilantro. So many flavors! This is a keeper:-) Read More
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  • 5 star values: 15
  • 4 star values: 6
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Rating: 5 stars
11/14/2014
This was delicious! I made it per the recipe with no changes except I didn't garnish with cilantro. So many flavors! This is a keeper:-) Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/20/2017
Make something very similar to this, however I add a cup of sweet corn and one avocado mixed in at the end. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
06/03/2017
I used canned chilies instead of jalapenos because that's what I had and I'm scared of jalapenos anyway. I had to leave out the garlic because I live with a vampire. This is good. I will probably make it again, but I don't think I'll necessarily add it to the "regular rotation". Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/27/2014
I overlooked the food processor instructions and just mixed it. The flavors are awesome. And it's just nice to look at! I garnished it with a few slices of lime. Good hot or warm. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/15/2014
Great recipe that received lots of comments when we brought it over to a potluck dinner-definitely no leftovers! The only change we made was to use a yellow bell pepper instead of green just due to personal preference. Will be making again! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/19/2016
The flavored are right on. We all loved it. My husband was raving about it. Had all items in my pantry. Very easy to make. Will definitely make it again! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/22/2016
I made it with two variations. I added cilantro into the dressing in the food processor then garnished the finished dish with a few sprigs. I used red yellow and green bell pepper. I took it to a potluck and received compliments and requests for the recipe. I'll definitely make this again. Leftovers are great slightly warmed. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
06/04/2017
Delicious! The changes I made were only to use what I had on hand. I added a little cilantro paste since I didn't have fresh cilantro. I also used bottled lime juice. I made a little extra & used as a salad dressing. So good! I used Red pepper (which I prefer to green). I brought this salad to a picnic. Loved it! Read More
Rating: 4 stars
12/11/2018
This is really good and I've made it many times. I find that a splash of rice vinegar improves the flavour (white wine vinegar would work too) and I usually add a chopped avocado and mix in cooked rice to make a heartier side dish. Great with peri peri or chipotle chicken. Read More