Southwestern Grilled Sweet Potato Salad

After spending three days in Las Vegas, we’re feeling the need to downsize. By that I mean, eating less and a little more healthy. The grocery store run for this week was to the produce stand only. 🙂 This recipe (from Two Peas and their Pod) is clean, incredibly fresh and easy to make so it was the perfect back to reality meal. I will definitely make it again.


I used yams instead of sweet potatoes – I’m not so sure it matters unless you prefer the taste of one over the other. I made a few slight changes to the original recipe. I wanted to note: try a little bit of olive oil in the lime juice next time I make it.

3-4 medium sweet potatoes, peeled and cut into 3/4 inch slices
1 tablespoon olive oil
Salt and pepper, to taste
1 ear sweet corn, husked
1 (15 oz) can black beans, rinsed and drained
1 red pepper, diced
3 green onions, chopped
1/2 cup chopped cilantro
2 avocados, pit and skin removed, chopped
Juice of 2=1/2 limes
Salt and pepper, to taste


  1. In a large bowl, toss the sweet potato slices with olive oil.
  2. Season with salt and pepper.
  3. Place the sweet potatoes on a grill over medium heat.
  4. Cook until tender, about 8-10 minutes on each side.
  5. When the sweet potatoes are close to being done, place the ear of corn on the grill and cook for 3-4 minutes, rotating so the kernels get slightly charred.
  6. Let the sweet potatoes and corn cool to room temperature.
  7. Cut the sweet potatoes into cubes and place in a large bowl.
  8. With a sharp knife, remove the corn kernels from the cob.
  9. Add the corn to the bowl and stir in black beans, red pepper, green onions, cilantro, and avocado. Squeeze the lime juice over the salad and stir until combined.
  10. Season with salt and pepper, to taste.
  11. Serve.

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  1. Pingback: Southwestern Grilled Sweet Potato Salad « Marcey's Table

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