Recipe Time: Sweet Potatoes With Warm Black Bean Salad.

2 May

This is a delicious recipe that I snagged from Eatingwell.Com. There is nothing easier to make then a sweet potato in the microwave, add some black beans and tomato and you have a fiber and protein packed dinner in 15 minutes.

Sweet Potatoes With Warm Black Bean Salad.


  • 4 Medium Sweet Potatoes.
  • 1 15 Ounce Can Of Black Beans Rinsed.
  • 2 Medium Tomatoes, Diced
  • 1 Tablespoon Extra-Virgin Olive Oil
  • 1 Teaspoon Ground Cumin
  • 1 Teaspoon Ground Coriander
  • 3/4 Teaspoon Salt
  • 1/4 Cup Reduced-Fat Sour Cream or A Vegan Version.
  • 1/4 Cup Chopped Fresh Cilantro


  1. Prick sweet potatoes with a fork in several places. Microwave on High until tender all the way to the center, 12 to 15 minutes. (Alternatively, place in a baking dish and bake at 425 degrees F until tender all the way to the center, about 1 hour.)
  2. Meanwhile, in a medium microwaveable bowl, combine beans, tomatoes, oil, cumin, coriander and salt; microwave on High until just heated through, 2 to 3 minutes. (Alternatively, heat in a small saucepan over medium heat.)
  3. When just cool enough to handle, slash each sweet potato lengthwise, press open to make a well in the center and spoon the bean mixture into the well. Top each with a dollop of sour cream and a sprinkle of cilantro.

Recipe Nutrition.

Per serving: 253 calories; 6 g fat (2 g saturated fat, 3 g mono unsaturated fat); 6 mg cholesterol; 43 g carbohydrates; 8 g protein; 10 g fiber; 596 mg sodium; 880 mg potassium Nutrition Bonus: Vitamin A (450% daily value), Vitamin C (45% dv), Fiber (38% dv), Folate (25%)


4 Responses to “Recipe Time: Sweet Potatoes With Warm Black Bean Salad.”

  1. The Soulicious Life May 2, 2012 at 10:52 am #

    What a great idea; black beans and sweet potatoes are a magical combination! 🙂

    • Author May 2, 2012 at 4:55 pm #

      Quite possibly my favorite combo of foods ever 😉

  2. Yui@Sweet Potato May 7, 2012 at 10:39 pm #

    Sweet potato is the greatest vegetable ever. I love this so much. One thing that makes it best is the fact that this vegetable is sweet. Thanks for sharing this great recipe. All foods in are wonderful. Will love this too.

    • Author May 8, 2012 at 9:57 am #

      They ARE the best vegetable EVER 🙂
      Enjoy the recipe and yes, is a great website.

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