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Roasted Sweet Potato Black Bean Salad with Fresh Pineapple Corn Salsa

Incredibly delicious vegan & gluten free black bean sweet potato salad with sweet pineapple & corn salsa.
Course Appetizer, Dairy Free, Gluten Free, Grain Free, Healthy, Lunch, Salad, Side Dish, Vegan, Vegetarian
Keyword sweet potato salad
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 346 kcal
Author Monique of AmbitiousKitchen.com

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 pounds sweet potatoes (about 4 medium), cut into 1 inch chunks
  • 2 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lime juice
  • 1 tablespoon pure maple syrup
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon chili powder
  • Freshly ground salt and pepper, to taste
  • 1 (15 oz) can black beans, rinsed, drained and patted dry
  • For the salsa:
  • 1 cup fresh diced pineapple
  • 3/4 cup sweet corn, preferably organic (canned is fine)
  • 1/4 cup diecd red onion
  • 1 jalapeƱo, seeded and diced
  • 1/3 cup finely chopped fresh cilantro
  • salt, to taste

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Add sweet potato cubes to a large bowl.
  2. In a small bowl, whisk together olive oil, lime juice maple syrup, garlic and chili powder. Pour over sweet potatoes and toss evenly to distribute. 
  3. Pour on a baking sheet and spread out evenly. Roast in oven for 25-35 minutes, flipping halfway through, until sweet potatoes are almost fork tender. 
  4. Remove from oven, cool for a few minutes then immediately transfer to a large bowl or a serving platter. Toss sweet potatoes with black beans and top with salsa!
  5. While the sweet potatoes are roasting, make the salsa: In a large bowl, toss pineapple, corn, red onion, jalapeƱo, cilantro and salt together. Serve warm or cold! Salad can be made a day ahead of time. Serves 4.

Recipe Notes

I highly recommend topping your salad with diced avocado for some additional healthy fats. So good.

Nutrition Facts
Roasted Sweet Potato Black Bean Salad with Fresh Pineapple Corn Salsa
Amount Per Serving (1 serving)
Calories 346 Calories from Fat 41
% Daily Value*
Fat 4.6g7%
Carbohydrates 67.7g23%
Fiber 11.4g48%
Sugar 17.8g20%
Protein 10.5g21%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.