Sweet Potato Salsa

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This hearty dip can double as a salad, if it's served tossed with mixed greens.

Prep time: 20 min.    Cook time: 30 min.     Servings: 10 (¼ c)

Gluten Free Meat Free


  • 15 oz can cooked black beans
  • (about 1 ½ c. cooked beans)
  • 1 T. lime juice (½ lime, juiced)
  • 1 T. cumin
  • 1 T. salt
  • 2 sweet potatoes, rinsed and diced
  • 2 T. olive oil
  • 1 t. paprika
  • cayenne pepper (optional)
  • ½ c. diced tomatoes (optional)


  1. Rinse and strain the black beans, then add to a bowl with the lime juice, cumin and half of the salt. Stir well, set aside.
  2. Dice the sweet potatoes into small cubes. (Skin can be left on or removed.)
  3. Put sweet potatoes onto a baking sheet. Add the oil, cumin, paprika and the rest of the salt. Coat evenly, then place in a single layer on a tray before sliding into the oven to bake for 15 min.
  4. Once that cook time is complete, take the tray out of the oven. Mix black beans and the sweet potatoes together before putting back in the oven for an additional 10 min.
  5. Remove from oven, put in large serving bowl. Add diced tomatoes, if using.
  6. Serve with tortilla chips, romaine lettuce, spinach or a mixed greens blend.

Nutrition Information

Per Serving: 82 calories (27 from fat), 3 g total fat (0 g saturated fat), 0 mg cholesterol, 618 mg sodium, 12 g carbohydrates, 4 g fiber, 2 g sugar, 3 g protein. Exchanges: 1 starch, ½ fat, ½ protein

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