Sweet Potato Black Bean Salad Recipe

Sweet Potato Black Bean Salad :-Over the course of many years, this salad has been a mainstay in my kitchen. I was looking for a different kind of potato salad to bring to a picnic at the time, and I happened upon this sweet potato salad that was published in the New York Times.

  • In light of the fact that I am willing to prepare anything that has sweet potatoes, cilantro, and black beans, I was quickly won over. This black bean salad is one that is prepared very frequently in our home as a consequence of this. I frequently consume it in its natural state, serve it on top of grains, include it into an omelette, or pack it into a taco. Both flavorful and adaptable, it is a great choice.

 

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Sweet Potato Black Bean Salad Recipe

 

Ingredients & Substitutions:

1 . Black beans

  • Black beans can be purchased in a can or prepared by hand using dry black beans. Because they do not need to be soaked,
  • dry black beans are simple to prepare in the comfort of one’s own home.
  • In order to bring them to a soft state, you can boil them in water or vegetable broth for approximately one and a half hours.
  • You can use black beans as a substitute for other types of beans, such as black-eyed beans, pinto beans, and red kidney beans.

 

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2 . Sweet potatoes

  • As a side dish, sweet potatoes go wonderfully with black beans.
  • You have the option of roasting the sweet potatoes in the oven, on a grill, or in an air fryer.
  • While the sweet potatoes are cooking, you can prepare the remaining ingredients.
  • To prepare this dish, you will require a few twists of black pepper, a sprinkle of salt, and a drizzle of olive oil.
  • Sweet potatoes, which often have a bright orange color, are a superfood that is loaded with antioxidants, vitamins, and fibers. You can easily
  • incorporate them into your diet by including them in this black bean salad, which is a terrific way to do so.
  • Cherry or grape tomatoes are suitable alternatives to sweet potatoes in this recipe.Grass corn

 

3 . Corn

  • It is common practice for us to use corn kernels that have been canned; however, you can also use frozen corn that has been defrosted or prepare fresh corn at home by boiling it in water and then removing it from the cob.

 

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4 . Green bell pepper

  • Sweet potatoes and black beans are a fantastic complement to the green bell pepper’s somewhat acidic flavor
  • which is characterized by its crunchiness and vibrant coloration.
  • As an alternative to the green bell peppers, you can use red bell peppers, yellow bell peppers, or orange bell peppers.

 

5 . Red onion

  • The addition of red onion gives the salad a trace of astringency. If you find that the red onion is too pungent for your taste
  • you can substitute it with shallots or spring onions.

 

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6 . Jalapeños

  • In this black bean salad that is influenced by Mexican cuisine, jalapeños contribute a touch of heat and acidity.
    Green pickled jalapeño peppers, either diced or sliced, are the peppers that we use.

 

7 . Cilantro

  • The fresh cilantro, which is known as coriander in countries outside of the United States, is an excellent complement to all of the other components of this salad, which is why we decided to use it as the dressing.
  • Additionally, if you do not enjoy cilantro, you may substitute it with other fresh herbs such as parsley, basil, or mint. Alternatively, you can substitute the dressing made with cilantro with an Italian vinaigrette or tahini sauce.

 

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8 . Lime

  • Try using freshly squeezed lemon juice instead of lime juice, or use fresh lime juice instead.
  • If you do not have any fresh limes or lemons, you can substitute cider vinegar with apple cider vinegar.
  • Lime zest is not required, but given that the majority of limes are processed with ingredients that are not particularly healthy, I would not zest their peel.

 

9 . Olive oil

  • When it comes to this dressing, extra virgin olive oil is the superior choice because it is more fragrant and has a fruitier flavor than standard olive oil.

 

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10 . Ginger

  • Fresh ginger is our first recommendation, although ground ginger can also be used Syrup made from maple
  • You have the option of using honey, maple syrup, or agave syrup, Onion garlic
  • Garlic powder or raw garlic can be used in this recipe
  • The salt and Both kosher salt and sea salt are excellent options.

 

How to make black bean salad:

 

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1 . Boil the Beans

  • In a big saucepan with plenty of lightly salted water, bring the dry black beans to a boil.
  • After that, let them cook for around one to one and a half hours, or until they are soft.
  • In the event that you are using canned black beans, you need only drain and rinse them.

 

2 . Cook the Sweet Potatoes

  • The sweet potatoes can be prepared in a variety of ways, including the oven, the grill, or the air fryer.
  • Preheat the oven or air fryer to 400 degrees Fahrenheit or 200 degrees Celsius.
  • The sweet potatoes should be peeled and cut into cubes about one inch. Olive oil, salt, and pepper should be tossed with them.
    potato pieces cut into cubes
  • When roasting sweet potatoes in the oven, place the cubed potatoes on a baking sheet that has been lined with parchment paper.
  • Bake the sweet potatoes for twenty-five minutes, or until they are soft and golden. Roasted sweet potatoes through the oven
  • Air frying: Place the sweet potatoes in the basket of the air fryer once they have been cut into cubes. The cubes are able to overlap. Air fried for fifteen to eighteen minutes, shaking the basket of the air fryer every four minutes to ensure that the food is cooked evenly.

 

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3 . Make the Dressing

  • A food processor or blender should be used to combine the following ingredients: cilantro, lime juice, maple syrup, chopped garlic, peeled and grated ginger, plus salt and olive oil.

 

4 . Mix the Black Bean Salad

  • Put the black beans, the onion that has been finely chopped, the jalapeños that have been sliced, the sweet potatoes that have been roasted, the corn kernels, the diced green bell pepper, and the diced avocado into a large mixing bowl.

 

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