Sweet Potatoes with Warm Black Bean Salad

Sweet Potatoes with Warm Black Bean Salad

43 Reviews
From the EatingWell Kitchen

For a satisfying last-minute supper, it's hard to beat a sweet potato zapped in the microwave. The fragrant filling of beans and tomatoes adds protein. Be sure to eat the skin, which is full of fiber, as well.

Ingredients 4 servings

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  • 4 medium sweet potatoes
  • 1 15-ounce can black beans, rinsed
  • 2 medium tomatoes, diced
  • 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon ground coriander
  • ¾ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ cup reduced-fat sour cream
  • ¼ cup chopped fresh cilantro


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  1. Prick sweet potatoes with a fork in several places. Microwave on High until tender all the way to the center, 12 to 15 minutes. (Alternatively, place in a baking dish and bake at 425°F until tender all the way to the center, about 1 hour.)
  2. Meanwhile, in a medium microwaveable bowl, combine beans, tomatoes, oil, cumin, coriander and salt; microwave on High until just heated through, 2 to 3 minutes. (Alternatively, heat in a small saucepan over medium heat.)
  3. When just cool enough to handle, slash each sweet potato lengthwise, press open to make a well in the center and spoon the bean mixture into the well. Top each with a dollop of sour cream and a sprinkle of cilantro.

Nutrition information

  • Serving size: 1 stuffed sweet potato
  • Per serving: 253 calories; 6 g fat(2 g sat); 10 g fiber; 43 g carbohydrates; 9 g protein; 72 mcg folate; 6 mg cholesterol; 13 g sugars; 0 g added sugars; 22,547 IU vitamin A; 34 mg vitamin C; 105 mg calcium; 3 mg iron; 575 mg sodium; 981 mg potassium
  • Nutrition Bonus: Vitamin A (451% daily value), Vitamin C (57% dv)
  • Carbohydrate Servings: 3
  • Exchanges: 3 starch, 1 vegetable ½ fat

Reviews 43

July 03, 2019
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By: Ramona
yummy and satisfying - made a half recipe and had this twice this week and will make again next week.
December 02, 2017
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By: Paula
This was delicious, & I felt so healthy eating what is good for me - sweet potatoes & black beans. I followed recommendations of others by adding frozen corn, fresh garlic, smoked paprika, & chili powder. No sour cream in frig so I sweetened Greek yogurt w/maple syrup. This will definitely go in the rotation. Thanks.
July 22, 2017
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By: jean pell
I didn't have any fresh cilantro so used fresh chives instead. Served with an avocado salad with lime wedges. My vegetarian friend asked for the recipe. I thought she was going to lick the plate! This is a keeper.
April 21, 2017
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By: kateberman
You can make it vegan by omitting the oil and using vegan sour cream. I add red onion and garlic to the beans. Check out NutritionFacts.org--only science no ads, profound true information.. not opinion or theories just the facts.
April 07, 2017
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By: Jen
I gutted most of the potato out and added a mixture of rotiserrie chicken, black beans, canned tomato with chiles, and jalapenos. Used a tbsp of FF plain yogurt (I don't like greek) and a sprinkle of sharp cheddar. Was very good (sweet and spicy!) and very easy. (I cello wrapped the poked potato and it only took about 5 mins in the micro).
November 11, 2013
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By: EatingWell User
Startlingly Rich! While I would have liked some kind of treatment to the skin, the overall dish was fantastic. I used canned diced tomato instead of fresh but it made little difference. The richness of the potato with the beans and tomato really sang and has made this my new go-to quick dinner! Pros: Wonderful texture, great flavor combinations, easy Cons: No treatment to the skin
November 10, 2013
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By: bex2456
Great! I love this recipe and make it all the time. It's so easy to keep a few sweet potatoes, can of black beans, and a tomato on hand and then voila! I usually add minced fresh garlic with the beans mixture and more spices like paprika and red chile powder and skip the cilantro all together if I don't have it. Also topped with greek yogurt instead of the sour cream tastes just as delicious. Enjoy! Pros: easy, can keep items on hand
August 01, 2013
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By: EatingWell User
Fast-easy-cheap-yummy! I have made this about ten times now and never get tired of it. The Hubs hates cilantro so he just doesn't put it on. I had no idea how fast and easy nuking sweet potatoes is! The flavors are outstanding for such a simple meal. I use this as a meatless weekday meal. It's so low in calories you can add a tossed salad or do what I do and indulge in desert lol.
May 23, 2013
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By: EatingWell User
Just A Quick Question....? I lost 35 lbs in 1 summer on the low carb (& tried to limit processed foods....hard to do when u have chronic pain!), anyway, I know there is a good way to do low carb & a bad way! But it is waaay confusing! The carb count in this recipe is very high for 1 serving. So r u saying its ok cuz it's not processed white sugar? That its natural, healthy, when its a veg? Cuz I was told not to eat the starchy veggies, or at least limit them... Once again, CONFUSING! Thnx for ur time, hope to hear an answer soon! ) KGB Pros: Definitely Low Cal, Low Salt & Tasty! Cons: CARBS!! TOO MANY CARBS?
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