Grilled Sweet Potatoes with Black Beans and Cilantro Pesto - Slender Kitchen
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307
Calories 
48g
Carbs 
10g
Fat 
14g
Protein 
9
Weight Watchers® SmartPoints™
(8 PointsPlus®)

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Recipe

Have you tried grilling your sweet potatoes yet? If not, I recommend getting on that immediately. They are so so good. Like seriously amazingly delicious. Something about the smoky char from the grill paired with the caramelized sweetness of the potato is just perfect. Try it immediately!

Today's recipe builds on that amazing grilled sweet potato flavor with zucchini, summer squash, red onion, and a delicious, punchy cilantro pesto. I also threw in some black beans for protein. You could definitely add avocado or crumbly cheese as well for one really yummy dish.

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Grilled Sweet Potatoes with Black Beans and Cilantro Pesto

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Ingredients

4
  • 2 cups cilantro, packed
  • 6 tbsp. water (or vegetable broth)
  • 4 tbsp. Parmesan cheese
  • 2 tbsp. olive oil
  • 2 U garlic cloves
  • 2 tbsp. lemon juice
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • 1/4 tsp. black pepper
  • 3 U medium sweet potatoes
  • 1 U red onion, sliced
  • 2 U zucchini, sliced
  • 2 U summer squash, sliced
  • 1 tbsp. grill seasoning
  • Cooking spray
  • 14 oz. canned black beans, rinsed and drained

Nutritional Facts

Serving Size: 
1.5 cups
Amount Per Serving
Calories 307
Calories from Fat 87
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 10g
15%
Saturated Fat 3g
12%
Monounsaturated Fat 0g
0%
Polyunsaturated Fat 0g
0%
Cholesterol 5mg
2%
Sodium 720mg
31%
Total Carbohydrate 48g
16%
Dietary Fiber 13g
54%
Sugars 12g
Protein 14g

Directions

  1. Combine the first nine ingredients in a food processor or blender to make the pesto.
  2. Par cook the sweet potatoes in the microwave or boiling water. (For boiling, place the whole sweet potato in boiling water for 6 to 8 minutes until you can easily stab it with a fork. Slice into rounds about 1/2 inch thick.
  3. Preheat your grill to medium-high. Spray with vegetable slices with cooking spray and sprinkle with grill seasoning. Place the sweet potatoes and red onion on the grill and cook on each side for 3-4 minutes. When you flip the sweet potatoes and onions, add the zucchini and summer squash. They take 1-2 minutes per side.
  4. Toss the grilled vegetables with the black beans. Top with pesto.
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