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Roasted Sweet Potato Black Bean Quinoa Salad recipe

Healthy and filling quinoa salad with cumin roasted sweet potatoes and quick oil and lime vinaigrette. Perfect as a side dish or a healthy lunch!


Course Salad
Cuisine American
Keyword quinoa salad
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 5 people
Calories 517 kcal
Author Anna


  • 1.5 lbs sweet potatoes
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 2 cups cooked quinoa
  • 1 15 oz. can black beans rinsed and drained
  • 1 15 oz. can whole kernel corn rinsed and drained
  • 1 small red onion chopped

for the dressing:

  • 4 tablespoons olive oil
  • 3 tablespoons lime juice
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground paprika
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper or chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 1/2 teaspoon Tajin seasoning optional


  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. Peel sweet potatoes. Slice into 1/2" thick disk and cut each into 4 or 6 pieces.
  3. Drizzle olive oil over potatoes. Season with salt, pepper and cumin. Toss gently to coat.
  4. Roast for 20 to 23 minutes. Remove from oven and cool.
  5. In a large salad bowl, combine corn, black beans, chopped red onion, quinoa and potatoes.
  6. In a small bowl or measuring cup, whisk together all the dressing ingredients. Pour over salad and gently toss.
  7. Serve right away or cover with saran wrap and store in fridge for up to 4 days.

Recipe Notes

Tajin seasoning is optional but worth trying. You can also sprinkle it over each serving. It is a seasoning made with ground chile peppers, salt and dehydrated lime juice. 


Nutrition Facts
Roasted Sweet Potato Black Bean Quinoa Salad recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 517 Calories from Fat 171
% Daily Value*
Fat 19g29%
Saturated Fat 2g13%
Sodium 927mg40%
Potassium 1013mg29%
Carbohydrates 73g24%
Fiber 12g50%
Sugar 7g8%
Protein 13g26%
Vitamin A 19355IU387%
Vitamin C 11.8mg14%
Calcium 90mg9%
Iron 4.2mg23%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.