Roasted Sweet Potato Black Bean Salad

This weeks’ meat heavy recipe over at The Back Burner, had to have chocolate involved.  Now before you click off, hear me out.  I made a mole sauce, that will have you begging for “mole”.  It is rich, dense, and full of smokey and sultry bittersweet chocolate, and spicy chilies.  Then throw in the caramelized bits of chicken fat, and the juices from slowly braising, and you have a pretty mean Sunday night supper.

I wanted some light to serve with this rich meal, and tossed together this amazing salad made with roasted sweet potatoes, black beans, and a dressing made with limes, cumin, and blue agave.  Have I lost you yet?  Didn’t think so.  This salad is full of flavor, and the slightly roasted potatoes, and zesty dressing, and the perfect dinner partners with Mole.  The only thing missing was a sandy Mexican beach, and an icy cold margarita.

Don’t boil the sweet potatoes.  Don’t steam them.  Both of those options will water log your salad.  Take the time, and roast the potato, for added flavor.

Recipe:  Chicken braised with Mole Sauce

 

Comments

  1. This looks amazing! I think I might have to make this with a roasted chicken breast or some halibut.

    I’ve been looking for a way to use up the rest of my homegrown sweet potatoes. This will definitely have to be my fourth use of sweet potatoes! thanks!

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  2. I absolutely love the combination of sweet potatoes & black beans! Off to check out the chicken + mole sauce recipe =).

  3. Such a fantastic (and filling) looking salad! Love the combination of flavors!

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