Black Bean Sweet Potato Salad

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Very refreshing salad that can be put together in a pinch! Enjoy this for lunch or dinner!

What you will need:

2 sweet potatoes, peeled and diced

1-15 oz can black beans, drained and rinsed

½ c. chopped yellow bell pepper

1/3 c. chopped toasted pecans

¼ c. finely chopped red onion

¼ c. finely chopped celery

¼ c. finely chopped fresh cilantro or parsley

1 hot chile, seeded and minced (optional)

 

2 T. olive oil

1 T. freshly squeezed lime juice

2 tsp agave nectar or 1 tsp sugar

½ tsp sea salt

¼ tsp ground cumin

¼ ground coriander

¼ tsp freshly ground black pepper

 

  • Steam sweet potatoes over boiling water until just tender, about 15 minutes.
  • While potatoes are cooking, in a large bowl, combine beans, bell pepper, pecans, onion, celery, cilantro/parsley, and chile (if using) and then set aside.
  • In small bowl combine the oil, lime juice, agave, salt, cumin, coriander and pepper. Pour the dressing over the salad, add the sweet potatoes and toss gently to combine. Taste and adjust the seasonings.
  • Serve at once or cover and refrigerate until needed.