Note: Add more chipotle if you like it super spicy or less if you prefer it milder.
Prep and cook time: 16 minutes
What you need:
2 medium sweet potatoes, peeled and cut into ½-inch chunks
½ teaspoon salt
½ teaspoon black pepper
1 teaspoon honey
2 tablespoons canola oil
½ of one chipotle in adobo sauce, finely chopped (optional)
2 scallions, finely chopped
½ cup corn
1 (15 oz.) can of black beans, rinsed and drained
¼ cup cilantro, finely chopped
Equipment and supplies:
Measuring cups and spoons
Knife for chopping
Grater for making zest
What to do:
Place sweet potatoes into a medium saucepan and cover with cold water. Bring to a boil and cook until just tender, about 6 minutes. Do not overcook.
Drain the water from the sweet potatoes and let them cool.
While potatoes are cooking, make the dressing:
Wash the limes, then use a fine grater to grate the zest (the green part of the peel only — don't include the bitter white pith under it) into the bowl. Squeeze the juice from the limes into the bowl (pick out any seeds that fall in with the juice!).
Whisk together lime juice, zest, salt, pepper, honey, canola oil, and chipotle.
Add the cooled potatoes, scallions, beans, corn, and cilantro. Toss gently.