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Southwestern Sweet Potato Salad Recipe

This Southwestern Sweet Potato Salad is an easy side dish recipe that is perfect for summer! The southwestern flavors and addition of sweet potatoes changes up the classic potato salad recipe, turning it into a fun and festive summer side dish.
Prep Time45 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time1 hr 15 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Servings: 6
Calories: 179kcal
Author: Julie Evink


  • 3 cups diced sweet potatoes (about 3 med-large peeled sweet potatoes; or pre-cut sweet potatoes)
  • 2-3 tbsp olive oil
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 3/4 tsp ground black pepper
  • 1 1/2 cups cups sweet corn (I used frozen that I heated until warm)
  • 1 (15oz) can black beans, drained
  • 1 1/2 cups diced bell peppers (I used green, yellow, red, and orange)
  • 1/2 cup fresh cilantro, chopped (plus more for garnish)
  • 1 tsp seasoned salt (or to taste)
  • 1 tbsp fresh lime juice
  • 3-4 tbsp roasted red pepper dressing (or, you can use chipotle ranch, southwestern flavored dressing, etc.)


  • Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Spread sweet potatoes onto a non-stick foil lined large sheet pan. 
  • Drizzle with olive oil, beginning with 2 Tbsp. If you think it needs more, add the extra tbsp.
  • Sprinkle with salt and 1/2 tsp of pepper, reserving the remaining 1/4 tsp of pepper. Stir the sweet potatoes around until they are all evenly coated.
  • Cook for 25 -30 minutes, until they are browned and fork tender (a little crisp on the outside and soft inside), stirring the sweet potatoes with a spatula every so often. 
  • Mix roasted sweet potatoes, corn, black beans, bell peppers, cilantro, seasoned salt, remaining 1/4 tsp of black pepper, and lime juice and dressing together (begin with 3 tbsp, and add more as needed). 
  • Once combined, serve immediately, or serve chilled (this salad tastes great warm, at room temperature, and cold).



Calories: 179kcal | Carbohydrates: 25g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 2mg | Sodium: 676mg | Potassium: 386mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 7g | Vitamin A: 10700IU | Vitamin C: 52.1mg | Calcium: 23mg | Iron: 0.7mg