Sunday Salad: Southwestern Grilled Sweet Potato Salad

Sure, it’s raining! Sure, it’s windy! Sure, it’s cold! But my husband loves to grill (seriously, we use it every night), and I’ve been craving this salad since I pinned it on Pinterest.

The recipe originally appeared on Two Peas & Their Pod

ingredients:
4 medium sweet potatoes, peeled and cut into 3/4 inch slices
1 tablespoon olive oil (I used coconut oil)
Salt and pepper, to taste
1 ear sweet corn, husked (I used canned corn since it’s not in season yet)
1 (15 oz) can black beans, rinsed and drained
1 red pepper, diced
2 green onions, chopped
1/2 cup chopped cilantro
2 avocados, pit and skin removed, chopped
Juice of 2 limes
Salt and pepper, to taste

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directions:
1. In a large bowl, toss the sweet potato slices with olive oil. Season with salt and pepper. Place the sweet potatoes on a grill over medium heat. Cook until tender, about 8-10 minutes on each side. 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. Let the sweet potatoes and corn cool to room temperature.

2. Cut the sweet potatoes into cubes and place in a large bowl. With a sharp knife, remove the corn kernels from the cob. Add the corn to the bowl. Stir in black beans, red pepper, green onions, cilantro, and avocado. Squeeze the lime juice over the salad and stir until combined. Season with salt and pepper, to taste. Serve.

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This was AMAZING! It was the perfect taste of summer on this dreary spring day. We served it with grilled barbecue chicken.

If you invite me to a summer cookout, I can promise you, this is what I will be bringing with me! I’m already looking forward to eating leftovers for lunch tomorrow.

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