Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Roasted Sweet Potato Salad

I've been wanting to make this salad for a few months (as in back in the fall).  Better late than never right?  I'm glad that I finally did because this salad is so delicious!  I brought some to a dinner with my family, and I was told that I am not leaving with it (that happens a lot with me....)!  It's a good thing I set some aside for myself at home!

I'm hitting the challenges early this month with a challenge to make a vegetarian soup or salad for No Croutons Required.  (I have another challenge or two in the works!)

Roasted Sweet Potato Salad
 {Roasted Sweet Potato Salad}

roasting sweet potatoes
 {Roasting the sweet potatoes and chili flakes}

lemon juice and onion
 {Adding an acid, like lemon juice, to raw onions takes the bite out of them (aka onion breath)}

mixing remaining ingredients
 {Mix remaining ingredients while waiting for the sweet potatoes to cool}

Roasted Sweet Potato Salad
 {This salad is best after setting overnight so the flavors really combine}

Roasted Sweet Potato Salad
from Pinch of Yum

Makes 8 servings

3 sweet potatoes, peeled and cubed into bite-sized chunks
2 teaspoons chili flakes (less if you don't like it too spicy)
3 tablespoons olive oil
1-15 oz can black beans, drained and rinsed
6 cloves garlic, minced
1 red pepper, diced
1/3 cup fresh cilantro, chopped
1 small red onion, diced
2 tablespoons lemon juice
  1. Preheat oven to 400.
  2. Line a cookie sheet with foil.
  3. Toss sweet potato chunks and olive oil together until well coated.
  4. Place sweet potatoes on foil.  Sprinkle chili flakes on top.
  5. Roast potatoes 30-40 minutes or until tender.
  6. Meanwhile, mix beans, garlic, pepper, and cilantro in a large bowl.
  7. In a small bowl, mix red onions and lemon juice together and leave for 5 minutes.  This mellows out the onion.
  8. Cool sweet potatoes.
  9. Add the sweet potatoes and onion mixture to the bean mixture.
  10. Season to taste with salt and pepper.
  11. Allow to set overnight for best flavors, but it can be served immediately.
We were starting to get nice weather this week, and with that, comes the much anticipated Spring Cleaning!  I clean not only my house but my cabinets, fridge and freezer!  You'd be amazed what gets shoved in the way, way back.  So along with washing the curtains, moving large furniture to vacuum underneath, cleaning the baseboards, etc, my cabinets, fridge, and freezer will get completely emptied, wiped down, and recipes found/made for all the odds and ends.

Do you include your cabinets, fridge, and freezer in your Spring Cleaning routine?

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  1. What a pretty dish. Yes please. Thanks for sharing with NCR.

    1. Thank you! It was delicious! My family could not get enough!

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    1. Thank you for your comment! I love Indian food! I'll definitely check your blog out!