Spicy Black Bean Sweet Potato Medley

If you’ve read my blog for a while now you probably know I’m not the biggest fan of veggies. I like them okay but they’re definitely not my meal of choice. For this reason whenever I come up with a new recipe I try to figure out a way to get in as many vegetables as possible. This recipe is no exception! Full of plant protein and healthy carbohydrates from vegetables, this meal definitely gets you multiple plant servings in one meal. I also used my secret trick of adding tons of spices to make the veggies taste even better!



  • 2 medium sweet potatoes, diced 
  • 1 and 1/2 cups black beans, cooked
  • 1 zucchini
  • 1 red bell pepper
  • Zest of 1/2 lime
  • 1/2 tsp. chili powder
  • 1/2 tsp. paprika
  • 1/2 tsp red pepper flake


  1. Preheat your oven to 400 degrees. 
  2. Dice your sweet potatoes in small cubes and place on a baking sheet sprayed with olive oil. ***Little tip for crispier potatoes, soak the raw potatoes in water for 30 minutes. It removes some of the starch and makes them crisp up better. I learned this tip from the Detoxinista!
  3. Bake the sweet potatoes for 40-45 minutes until roasted.
  4. While the sweet potatoes are cooking dice the zucchini and bell pepper into small pieces.
  5. Once your potatoes are done preheat a skillet with a tsp. of olive oil.
  6. Saute the zucchini and bell pepper until cooked over low heat.
  7. Add in the black beans and zest your lime over the mixture.
  8. Next add in your spices followed by the sweet potato and continue to saute over low heat.
  9. Serve and enjoy!

Makes 4-6 servings 





What’s your favorite way to spice up your vegetables??? 

34 thoughts on “Spicy Black Bean Sweet Potato Medley

  1. Sheaffer

    Hi Danielle!
    I can’t remember if I’ve done this before or not, but I wanted to let you know that your blogger settings have you set up as a “no reply” blogger. So, whenever you leave me a comment, I don’t have the option of responding! Anyway, just wanted you to know in case you wanted to change your settings! Plus, I wanted to make sure you knew that I haven’t been ignoring you this whole time! I soooo appreciate you reading and all of your comments. And yes! GET THAT DENIM SHIRT TODAY! :)
    Sheaffer :)

  2. Greta

    Yummy! Colorful! Fun! And I can smell spring :)

    I use millions of spices – always experimenting and forgetting how much of whatever I had put into dish – bad, as sometimes I can’t recreate the most delicious meals :( I should really watch that. However the ones that grow in my kitchen as rosemary, mint, parsley, oregano or dill are always there.

  3. Hannah @ CleanEatingVeggieGirl

    I bookmarked this the instant that I saw it. I am a huge sweet potato lover and I love the protein found in black beans. Plus, a spicy-flavored dish is always a winner, in my book. I am excited to try this on the days when I just don’t have much energy or motivation to cook! 😉

  4. Lisa

    Um, I need to make this right about now! I love al the added flavors to spice this dish up! Yum. And it doesn’t have any of the foods/veggies I’m allergic to! Major yay to that!


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