Sweet Potatoes with Warm Black Bean Salad – “Depression-Friendly” Recipes

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Serves 4


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2 minPrep Time

10 minCook Time

12 minTotal Time

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  • 4 medium sweet potatoes
  • 14.5 oz can fire-roasted tomatoes
  • 15 oz can black beans drained and rinsed
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • 1 tsp ground coriander
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 olive oil
  • 1/4 cup cilantro chopped finely, keep extra for garnish
  • 1 lime juiced
  • 4 Tbs sour cream


  1. Scrub the sweet potatoes, then cook the sweet potatoes in the microwave until they’re soft – about 10 minutes.
  2. Combine the tomatoes, black beans, spices, and olive oil in a microwave safe bowl. Cook in the microwave for 3 minutes.
  3. Add 1/4 cup cilantro and the lime juice and mix thoroughly.
  4. Cut deep into the sweet potatoes, and fill with the black bean salad.
  5. Top with sour cream and some extra cilantro.


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