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Tex Mex Sweet Potato Salad

All the colors of the rainbow go into this healthy and hearty salad. A great main dish salad or add chicken or salmon.
Prep Time20 minutes
Cook Time25 minutes
Total Time45 minutes
Course: Main Dish Salad
Cuisine: Tex Mex
Servings: 5 -6
Calories: 242kcal
Author: Good Dinner Mom


For the Salad:

  • Green lettuce, chopped
  • 1 15 oz. black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 large tomato, chopped
  • ½ sweet red pepper, chopped
  • 1 cup corn, fresh, frozen, or canned-rinsed and drained
  • 1 large avocado, sliced
  • 1 cup purple cabbage, chopped
  • ½ red onion, sliced
  • ½ cup scallions, chopped
  • ½ cup black olives, sliced
  • 1 lime for squeezing on the salad
  • Crispy onions or crushed tortilla chips, for garnish
  • Pickled red onions, for garnish
  • Salad dressing of your choice


  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Place 2 chopped sweet potatoes on a large baking sheet. Drizzle with 1 Tablespoon olive oil and toss. Season with ½ teaspoon cumin, ¼ teaspoon chili powder, salt and black pepper, to taste. Place sheet in the oven and roast for 15 minutes. Using a spatula, toss the sweet potatoes. Roast for an additional 10 minutes or until the sweet potatoes are just tender. Remove from oven and set aside.
  • Place chopped green lettuce, 15 ounces drained beans, 1 chopped tomato, ½ chopped pepper, 1 cup corn, 1 avocado, 1 cup purple cabbage, ½ red onion,½ cup scallions, and ½ cup olives into a large salad bowl, saving crispy onions and/or tortilla chips for the garnish on top.
  • Squeeze fresh lime juice over the salad.
  • Serve with choice of salad dressing. This salad keeps well for 3 days in the refrigerator

Cook's Note:

  • I like to roast or grill the corn for the salad. This salad is very flexible. Feel free to add your favorite Mexican toppings to the mix. Don't use the avocado dressing if you need the salad to be vegan.


Calories: 242kcal | Carbohydrates: 35g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 8g | Sodium: 275mg | Potassium: 763mg | Fiber: 8g | Sugar: 8g | Vitamin A: 13933IU | Vitamin C: 43mg | Calcium: 68mg | Iron: 2mg