Honey-Lime Sweet Potato Taco Salad

This taco salad is loaded with sweet potatoes, corn, and black beans. The honey-lime seasoning is sweet, fresh and the cayenne gives it a little spicy kick. I served mine on top of romaine lettuce, but you could use it as a filling for tacos or lettuce wraps.

Preheat your oven to 425 degree, line a baking sheet with foil and place chopped sweet potatoes on the foil.  Toss with olive oil, cumin, cayenne pepper, salt and pepper.  Evenly coat and bake for 15-25 minutes.

While the sweet potatoes are baking, heat the remaining 1 T olive oil in a large skillet on medium-high heat.  Add the onion and saute for 5-6 minutes.  Add the garlic for the last 30 seconds.

Turn heat down to medium-low, add drained black beans, corn, honey, and lime juice.  Cook until warmed.

Add the roasted sweet potatoes and cilantro.  Stir to combine.

Serve over a bed of lettuce or as a filling for tacos.  Enjoy!


1 1/2 lbs sweet potatoes, peeled if desired and diced into 1/2-inch cubes
4 Tbsp olive oil, divided
2 tsp cumin
1/8 – 1/4 tsp cayenne pepper
Salt and freshly ground black pepper
1 small yellow onion, diced (1 cup)
1 clove garlic, minced
1 (14.5) oz can black beans, rinsed and drained
1 cup frozen yellow corn, thawed and drained
2-3 Tbsp honey
3 Tbsp fresh lime juice
2 Tbsp chopped fresh cilantro
Romaine lettuce or Corn or flour tortillas
Optional toppings: cotija or goat cheese, diced avocados, fresh salsa or pico de gallo, greek yogurt or sour cream, and hot sauce


Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Line a baking sheet with foil then place sweet potatoes on foil. Drizzle with 3 Tbsp olive oil and toss to evenly coat. Sprinkle evenly with cumin, cayenne pepper and season lightly with salt and pepper to taste then toss to evenly coat. Bake in preheated oven 15 – 25 minutes until tender, removing from oven and tossing once halfway through baking.

Meanwhile, in a large skillet, heat remaining 1 Tbsp olive oil over medium-high heat. Once hot, add onion and saute until caramelized (golden brown on edges and tender), about 5 – 6 minutes, adding in garlic during last 30 seconds of sauteing. Reduce heat to medium-low, add in drained black beans, corn, honey and lime juice. Heat until warmed through. Toss in roasted sweet potatoes and cilantro. Serve over lettuce with desired toppings.


Recipe adapted from: Cooking Classy

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One-Pan Mexican Quinoa

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  • http://www.runmommyrun.ca Lucie Palka

    Looks good. I l love lime flavours for the summer! Would add a nice twist to Taco Night!

    • http://jenchoosesjoy.com jenchoosesjoy

      I hope you like it!!

  • http://motherhoodandmarathons.wordpress.com Molly@MotherhoodandMarathons

    You had me at honey-lime!

    • http://jenchoosesjoy.com jenchoosesjoy

      Summer flavors!!!☀️

  • http://amyevansfitnessatforty.wordpress.com amyevansfitness

    Oh my! This looks amazing. Thanks this is my dinner Saturday.

    • http://jenchoosesjoy.com jenchoosesjoy

      I hope you like it!!

  • http://idonteatthat.wordpress.com Jamie

    This recipe looks so delicious. I’m now craving a healthy Mexican dish. I think I’m going to have to venture to Whole Foods for lunch and try to re-create this at the hot bar….

    • http://jenchoosesjoy.com jenchoosesjoy

      That’s a great idea!!

  • http://sweetstosavor.wordpress.com faygie

    Yum! This looks so good! After seeing the picture yesterday I was hoping you’d post it soon :)

    • http://jenchoosesjoy.com jenchoosesjoy

      Thanks! I hope you like it!!

  • thesimplepeach

    Yum! Sweet potatoes and black beans are the perfect combo!

    • http://jenchoosesjoy.com jenchoosesjoy

      I think so, too!

  • http://www.dixieruns.com Maddie @ Dixie Runs

    Yum, that looks so good! I really like corn & black beans in my salads, but I never thought to add sweet potato to that mixture!

    • http://jenchoosesjoy.com jenchoosesjoy

      I love this combination!!

  • http://www.runningnreading.com Running ‘N’ Reading

    Jen, I LOVE adding sweet potatoes to dishes and anything with black beans is a win for me! This looks delicious! Thanks so much for sharing this, and just when I was starting to feel bored with my lunch salad selections. Hope you’re doing well!

    • http://jenchoosesjoy.com jenchoosesjoy

      Awesome!! I hope you enjoy it!

  • http://felizcyntia.wordpress.com cynvoy

    Wow, that looks delicious!

    • http://jenchoosesjoy.com jenchoosesjoy

      Thank you!! We loved it. :)

  • http://thetipsyrunner.wordpress.com The Tipsy Runner

    Sweet JC! I know what I am making for lunches next week!!!! Thanks!

    • http://jenchoosesjoy.com jenchoosesjoy

      I hope you like it!!

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