Black Bean, Corn Topped Sweet Potatoes

This meatless, veggie meal is nutrient dense, protein and fiber rich!!!  It's one of my new favorites!   I doubled the recipe so I had leftovers for a fabulous lunch twice this week! :)

Yields: 4 servings

Ingredients:

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  • 4 small sweet potatoes or yams, baked ( I steamed mine in my Instant Pot -- came out perfect!) 
  • 1 (15 oz) can black beans, rinsed and drained (Better yet, soak dry beans over night and either slow cook or pressure cook)
  • 1 cup corn
  • 3 green onions, thinly sliced (I used sweet onions -- I like onions, so any onion is good with me! :) -- except onion breathe! ;0)
  • 1/2 cup cilantro, chopped (or 1 drop of cilantro essential oil)***

 

For the Vinaigrette:

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  • 2 limes, zested and juiced (or 3 Tbs lemon juice and 2 drops of lime essential oil)***
  • 1 tablespoon oil
  • 2 teaspoons honey
  • 2 teaspoons adobo sauce (from a can of chipotles in adobo)*
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper

Directions:

  1. In a bowl, add the black beans, corn, onions, and cilantro.  
  2. Stir to combine.
  3. In a smaller bowl, mix together the lime zest and juice, oil, honey, adobo*, salt and pepper.
  4. Pour over the black bean mixture and toss to combine.
  5. Slice open the baked sweet potatoes (I cubed my potato for easier eating) and stuff potatoes with the black bean and corn mixture. 
  6. Serve and enjoy! 
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*** Because I didn't plan ahead very well, I had no fresh cilantro or limes.    BUT I do have both Cilantro & Lime Essential Oils!!  :-).     So, I substituted with one drop of each oil.  It was fantastic!

**I cooked both the beans and sweet potatoes in my 2 Instant Pots (see below).    This way I didn't have to heat up the kitchen using the oven (and the microwave is bad news!  I try to avoid it!!).   I also failed to soak the beans overnight, so I soaked them all day and then pressure cooked them in the early evening.  

*In place of adobo sauce, I used smoked paprika to get a little of that smokey flavor.  Mmmmm!

 

 

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This recipe is adapted from [Karista’s Kitchen|http://karistaskitchen.com/2013/01/11/roasted-sweet-potato-and-black-bean-salad/]