Sunday, July 04, 2010

Smoky Black Bean and Sweet Potato Salad (& Winner!)

This is a new recipe that I quite love - Smoky Black Bean and Sweet Potato Salad.  It brings black beans together with tender, oven-roasted sweet potatoes, crunchy fresh red peppers and cukes, along with smoky seasonings, lime juice, and fresh herbs (chives, oregano, and parsley).  I just love how the soft sweet potatoes partially break down in the salad to help act as a binder to hold the other components together.  I make this and eat up the leftovers with a big bowl of leafy greens for lunches during the week.  Makes for such a satisfying lunch that has vibrant flavors and packs dy-no-mite nutrition!
 
Now to the winner of the Canada Day giveaway... Carla (comment #9: Happy Canada Day to one and all!).  Congratulations, Carla!!  Please e-mail me at dreenaburton@gmail.com and we'll arrange the cookbook mailing!

From The Food Revolution (John Robbins):
Average cholesterol level in the United States: 210
Average cholesterol level of U.S. vegetarians: 161
Average cholesterol level of U.S. vegans: 133

6 comments:

Carla said...

Oh my! How very exciting to have won! I will email you right now. You must be my lucky give away person as this is teh second of your give-aways I ahve won!!!

彥妏彥妏 said...

一個人的價值,應該看他貢獻了什麼,而不是他取得了什麼............................................................

Lisa is Raw on $10 a Day (or less!) said...

I love sweet potato! I'll have to try this, definitely.

Keri - I Eat Trees said...

That looks so delicious- I think I have all of those ingredients on hand too!

taleoftwovegans said...

Any chance the recipe for that salad could be shared? Looks delicious and I have all of the listed ingredients in my kitchen right now. I might have to just wing it and see what happens. :)
-K

NYCKitten said...

sThis looks amazing - can't wait to try it!