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spiced sweet potato & creamy black beans bowl with lime avocado yogurt sauce // cait's plate

spiced sweet potato & creamy black beans bowl with lime avocado yogurt sauce

  • Author: Cait
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 25 minutes
  • Total Time: 35 minutes
  • Yield: 1-2 bowls 1x
  • Category: dinner


sweet potatoes are spiced up and roasted then served with creamy mexican-style black beans and a lime avocado yogurt sauce



For the sweet potatoes:

  • 1 cup peeled, cubed sweet potato
  • 1 teaspoon chipotle chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin
  • 1/4 teaspoon paprika
  • Olive oil

For the black beans:

  • 1 can low sodium black beans (don’t drain or rinse!)
  • 1/2 medium red onion, diced
  • 3 cloves garlic, peeled & minced
  • 1/4 cup fresh cilantro, finely chopped
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • Pinch of salt

For the avocado lime yogurt sauce:

  • 1 cup plain whole milk siggi’s
  • 1 medium avocado
  • Juice of 1 lime
  • 1/2 teaspoon lime zest
  • Salt & pepper, to taste
  • Optional: 2 tablespoons finely chopped cilantro

For the bowl:

  • Brown rice (or other grain) and chips for serving over
  • Optional for garnish: additional cilantro, hot sauce, pepitas


For the sweet potatoes:

  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.  Place sweet potatoes in a single layer on a baking sheet and toss with olive oil and spices.  Bake for 20-30 minutes or until tender and lightly browned

For the black beans:

  • Place a non-stick saucepan over medium-high heat then add olive oil, onion and garlic.  cook 3-4 minutes then add beans, cilantro, cumin and salt.  Stir to combine and cook for 15-20 minutes.

For the avocado lime yogurt sauce:

  • Add all ingredients to a food processor or blender and blend until smooth.  Taste and adjust flavor as needed.

For the Bowls:

  • Serve sweet potatoes and black beans over any grain, in a wrap or with chips and desired toppings!

Keywords: sweet potato, cumin, chipotle chili powder, paprika, black beans, cilantro, red onion

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