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Caribbean Sweet Potato & Black Bean Salad

Caribbean Sweet Potato & Black Bean Salad

with Fetta & Toasted Coconut

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Turn a vegetarian salad into a hearty flavour explosion with this medley of gently spiced sweet potato, black beans and fresh greens. It’s a satisfying taste of Jamaica in a veggie-loaded and colourful bowl.

Tags:Low Calorie
Allergens:SulphitesMilk
Preparation Time30 minutes
Cooking difficultyLevel 1
Ingredients
serving amount
Ingredientsarrow down iconarrow down icon
serving amount

1 unit

sweet potato

½ sachet

mild Caribbean jerk seasoning

1 tin

black beans

1 tin

sweetcorn

1 unit

cucumber

1 bag

coriander

1 unit

long red chilli

1 unit

lime

½ packet

shredded coconut

(ContainsSulphites)

1 bag

spinach & rocket mix

1 block

fetta cheese

(ContainsMilk)

Not included in your delivery

olive oil

Nutritional Valuesper serving
Nutritional Valuesarrow down iconarrow down icon
per serving
Energy (kJ)1820 kJ
Fat25.3 g
of which saturates14.7 g
Carbohydrate36.5 g
of which sugars12.4 g
Protein16.5 g
Sodium1150 mg
The average adult daily energy intake is 8700 kJ
Utensils
Utensilsarrow down iconarrow down icon
Baking Paper
Baking Tray
Chopping board
Knife
Strainer
Large Non-Stick Pan
Small Bowl
Large Bowl
Instructionsarrow up iconarrow up icon
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Roast
Roast
1

Preheat the oven to 220°C/200°C fan-forced. Chop the sweet potato (unpeeled) into 1cm chunks. Place the sweet potato on an oven tray lined with baking paper. Sprinkle with the mild Caribbean jerk seasoning (see ingredients list) and drizzle with olive oil. Toss to coat, then roast until tender, 20-25 minutes. Set aside to cool.

Prep
Prep
2

While the sweet potato is roasting, drain and rinse the black beans. Drain the sweetcorn. Thinly slice the cucumber into half-moons. Roughly chop the coriander. Thinly slice the long red chilli (if using). Zest the lime to get a good pinch, then slice into wedges.

Coconut
Coconut
3

Heat a large frying pan over a medium-high heat. Once hot, add the shredded coconut (see ingredients list). Toast, tossing occasionally, for 2-3 minutes, or until golden. Transfer to a small bowl and allow to cool. Once cooled, stir through the lime zest and a pinch of salt and pepper.

Char
Char
4

Return the pan to a high heat with a drizzle of olive oil. Add the sweetcorn and black beans and cook, tossing, until the corn is golden and the beans have split slightly, 5 minutes. Set aside. TIP: Cover with a lid if the corn kernels start to pop out of the pan.

Toss
Toss
5

In a large bowl, combine the olive oil (1 tbs for 2 people / 2 tbs for 4 people), a good squeeze of lime juice and a pinch of salt and pepper. Add the spinach & rocket mix, charred corn, black beans, cucumber, the cooled sweet potato, 1/2 the coriander and 1/2 the long red chilli (if using). Just before serving, toss to coat.

Serve
Serve
6

Divide the Caribbean sweet potato & black bean salad between plates. Crumble over the fetta and sprinkle with the toasted coconut, remaining coriander and remaining long red chilli (if using). Serve with any remaining lime wedges.