Savory Sweet Potato Fiesta


  • 4 medium sweet potatoes
  • 1 can (15 oz) black beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1 cup salsa (your preferred variety)
  • 1/4 cup fresh cilantro, chopped
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Optional toppings: sliced avocado, diced red onion, lime wedges, vegan sour cream


  1. Preheat the Oven:
    • Preheat your oven to 400°F (200°C).
  2. Prepare the Sweet Potatoes:
    • Wash the sweet potatoes thoroughly and pat them dry with a kitchen towel.
    • Pierce each sweet potato several times with a fork or knife to allow steam to escape during baking.
  3. Bake the Sweet Potatoes:
    • Place the sweet potatoes on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper or aluminum foil.
    • Bake in the preheated oven for 45-60 minutes, or until the sweet potatoes are tender when pierced with a fork.
  4. Prepare the Black Beans:
    • While the sweet potatoes are baking, heat the black beans in a saucepan over medium heat until warmed through. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  5. Assemble:
    • Once the sweet potatoes are baked, remove them from the oven and let them cool slightly.
    • Slice each sweet potato lengthwise down the center, being careful not to cut all the way through.
    • Gently fluff the insides of the sweet potatoes with a fork.
    • Spoon the warmed black beans over the sweet potatoes, dividing them evenly.
    • Top each sweet potato with salsa and chopped cilantro.
  6. Optional Toppings:
    • Garnish with additional toppings such as sliced avocado, diced red onion, lime wedges, or vegan sour cream if desired.
  7. Serve:
    • Serve the baked sweet potatoes with black beans, salsa, and chopped cilantro immediately as a flavorful and nutritious meal.

Enjoy these Baked Sweet Potatoes topped with savory black beans, zesty salsa, and fresh cilantro for a satisfying and wholesome dish that’s perfect for lunch or dinner.

Benefits: This recipe is rich in essential nutrients, including fiber, protein, vitamins, and minerals. Sweet potatoes provide a hearty dose of vitamin A, while black beans offer plant-based protein and fiber. The salsa adds a burst of flavor and antioxidants, while fresh cilantro lends a refreshing touch. Optional toppings like avocado and lime provide healthy fats and vitamin C, enhancing both taste and nutrition.

Nutritive Value (Per Serving – Estimated):

  • Calories: 300
  • Protein: 10g
  • Carbohydrates: 60g
  • Dietary Fiber: 15g
  • Sugars: 10g
  • Fat: 3g
  • Saturated Fat: 0.5g
  • Cholesterol: 0mg
  • Sodium: 500mg
  • Vitamin A: 400% of the Daily Value (DV)
  • Vitamin C: 50% of the DV
  • Calcium: 8% of the DV
  • Iron: 15% of the DV

Enjoy the delightful combination of flavors and textures in this nutrient-packed meal!

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