Sweet Potatoes with Cilantro Black Beans Recipe
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Sweet Potatoes with Cilantro Black Beans Recipe

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As a vegan, I'm always looking for impressive dishes to share. Sweet potatoes loaded with beans and a touch of peanut butter are one of my mom’s favorites. —Kayla Capper, Ojai, California
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 20 min.
MAKES:4 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 20 min.
MAKES: 4 servings


  • 4 medium sweet potatoes (about 8 ounces each)
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 small sweet red pepper, chopped
  • 2 green onions, chopped
  • 1 can (15 ounces) black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1/2 cup salsa
  • 1/4 cup frozen corn
  • 2 tablespoons lime juice
  • 1 tablespoon creamy peanut butter
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic salt
  • 1/4 cup minced fresh cilantro
  • Additional minced fresh cilantro, optional

Nutritional Facts

1 potato with 1/2 cup black bean mixture: 400 calories, 6g fat (1g saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 426mg sodium, 77g carbohydrate (26g sugars, 12g fiber), 11g protein.


  1. Scrub sweet potatoes; pierce several times with a fork. Place on a microwave-safe plate. Microwave, uncovered, on high 6-8 minutes or until tender, turning once.
  2. Meanwhile, in a large skillet, heat oil over medium-high heat. Add pepper and green onions; cook and stir 3-4 minutes or until tender. Stir in beans, salsa, corn, lime juice, peanut butter, cumin and garlic salt; heat through. Stir in cilantro.
  3. With a sharp knife, cut an "X" in each sweet potato. Fluff pulp with a fork. Spoon bean mixture over potatoes. If desired, sprinkle with additional cilantro. Yield: 4 servings.
Originally published as Sweet Potatoes with Cilantro Black Beans in Simple & Delicious February/March 2015

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treethy User ID: 2729496 254273
Reviewed Sep. 18, 2016

"So very good. Spices so complimentary with potatoes. Loved the peanut butter idea.

Going into my recipe book. Thanks for a good recipe.

melaniestockwell User ID: 386293 218906
Reviewed Jan. 26, 2015

"This is really really good. My teenage son who doesn't like sweet potatoes or anything meatless raved about this. Don't pass this one up."

SueKal User ID: 8197233 216795
Reviewed Jan. 3, 2015 Edited Mar. 28, 2015

"I'm always looking for healthy dishes to make for my family. They love sweet potatoes, and this dish was yummy! It could be a side dish or a main dish. It's especially good on a cold day!"

KaylaVeg User ID: 6074962 216787
Reviewed Jan. 3, 2015

"I love this- and the peanut butter adds a secret touch."

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