Smokey Sweet Potato Salad is not your average summer potato salad. Made with roasted sweet potatoes instead of the typical white potatoes, it’s a fun dish to take to your next potluck or BBQ to surprise people! Roasted sweet potatoes, black beans, sweet summer corn and red bell peppers, fresh cilantro and a tangy, creamy dressing make this Smokey Sweet Potato Salad bright and flavorful, as well as nutrient-dense!
I like to make this salad first thing in the morning. Especially on extra-hot summer days, I like to get cooking out of the way early in the day, rather than later when it heats up. You can roast the sweet potatoes in the oven, or outside on a grill to really keep the house cool! I love to roast potatoes of all kinds outdoors on my Traeger grill, and that is my favorite way to make these sweet potatoes. The extra smoke flavor and convection cooking of the Traeger make the sweet potatoes perfect for this salad. (This is not sponsored - I'm just enjoying this grill!)
This salad keeps well in the fridge, so it’s perfect for making ahead of time to take to a barbecue or picnic, or meal prep as a side dish for the week ahead. It could practically be a meal on its own, too, thanks to the black beans and veggies. Add some diced avocado and crunchy pepitas, and you’ve got a perfect summertime lunch!
Original publication date: July 29, 2021
Roasted sweet potatoes, black beans, sweet summer corn and red bell peppers, fresh cilantro and a tangy, creamy dressing make this Smokey Sweet Potato Salad bright and flavorful, as well as nutrient-dense!
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