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Clean Eating Black Bean Roasted Sweet Potato Salad Recipe

Clean Eating Black Bean Roasted Sweet Potato Salad

This delicious salad is bursting with both flavor and fiber! Enjoy this as a delicious side dish to most meat-based main courses, or as a plant-based main meal.

Course Main Course, Salad, Side Dish
Cuisine American
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 50 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 5 minutes
Yield 12 servings
Calories 136 kcal
Author The Gracious Pantry

Ingredients

  • 4 cups cut sweet potatoes (I used one very large sweet potato)
  • 2 tbsp. oil (divided)
  • 2 tbsp. garlic powder (divided)
  • 2 cups sliced celery
  • 1 cup chopped green bell pepper
  • 1/2 cup chopped red onion
  • 1/2 cup chopped fresh parsley
  • 1 tbsp. lemon juice
  • 2 tsp. dried thyme (or 3 tbsp. fresh, chopped)
  • 3 cups cooked black beans (canned is fine if no sugar added, rinse and drain)
  • salt and pepper to taste
US Customary - Metric

Instructions

  1. Peel your sweet potato. Cut in half and then cut each half into slices that are about 1/4 - 1/2 inch thick. Turn, and cut again. You'll end up with rectangles.

  2. Transfer the sweet potatoes to a food-safe bag (one with a zipper top is super helpful, but not necessary). Add 1 tbsp. of the oil and 1 tbsp. of the garlic powder to the potatoes, close the bag and toss to coat them evenly.

  3. Pour them out onto a baking sheet (parchment lined for easier clean up) and bake at 350 F. for about 40-50 minutes, or until they appear well roasted.

  4. While the potatoes bake, chop the vegetables. Make sure to slice the celery thin. I didn't slice mine thin enough and the large chunks were not pleasant.

  5. When the potatoes are ready, combine all the remaining ingredients in a large mixing bowl. Season with salt to taste and serve as a side dish or a plant-based main meal.

Recipe Notes

Please note that the nutrition data below is a ballpark figure. Exact data is not possible. Also note that I kept the serving size small for those who wish to use this as a side dish. Simply multiply the data for a larger serving.

Nutrition Facts
Clean Eating Black Bean Roasted Sweet Potato Salad
Amount Per Serving (0.5 cup)
Calories 136 Calories from Fat 18
% Daily Value*
Fat 2g3%
Sodium 42mg2%
Potassium 427mg12%
Carbohydrates 23g8%
Fiber 6g25%
Sugar 2g2%
Protein 5g10%
Vitamin A 6655IU133%
Vitamin C 16.3mg20%
Calcium 55mg6%
Iron 2.6mg14%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.