Monday, May 15, 2017

Sweet Potato, Corn and Black Bean Salad with Chipotle Lime Dressing

Sweet Potato, Corn and Black Bean Salad

This is a great side dish to accompany Mexican flavored main dishes or can serve as a main dish of its own. The combination of flavors, textures and colors make this salad dynamic. If you have an avocado lying around that would be a great addition in here as well.

Sweet Potatoes
-2 Tbsp canola oil
-1 Tbsp chili powder
-1 tsp cumin
-1/4 tsp cayenne
-1 tsp salt
-1/2 tsp pepper
-2 sweet potatoes, peeled and cut into a bite sized dice

-Tbsp butter
-1 bag (16 oz) frozen corn
-1/2 tsp salt

Chipotle Lime Dressing
-8 oz sour cream
-zest and juice of 1 lime
-1 chipotle in adobo pepper, minced- or 1 Tbsp chipotle hot sauce
-1 tsp sugar
-1/2 tsp salt

-1 can (15 oz) black beans, rinsed and drained
-1/2 red onion, diced
-1/2 red bell pepper, diced
-1 bunch cilantro, minced

Whisk together canola oil, chili powder, cumin, cayenne, 1 tsp salt and 1/2 tsp pepper. Toss with diced sweet potatoes. Roast sweet potatoes at 400 for 30 minutes, stirring halfway through.

While sweet potatoes are cooking heat melt butter over medium high heat in a medium pot. Add corn. Cook 10 minutes, stirring intermittently, until corn has a nice char to it. Stir in salt and set corn aside.

While sweet potatoes cook and after corn is made whisk together dressing ingredients and set aside.

When sweet potatoes are done, in a medium large bowl toss sweet potatoes with corn, black beans, red onion, red bell pepper and cilantro. Drizzle dressing over top and serve.

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