Roasted Sweet Potato, Mango, Black Bean & Avocado Salad

  • SERVES: 4–6
  • PREP: 20 minutes
  • TOTAL TIME: 50 minutes

Easy to pack for a picnic or to replace your takeout salad habit!

When you think of a picnic salad, you probably imagine macaroni salad, potato salad...mayonnaise salads, basically. This is not that! It's a salad full of delicious ingredients that happens to travel well since it can sit around at room temp (aka on your picnic blanket) for a while. There's a little bit of everything in it to keep things satisfying: roasted sweet potatoes that you can cook in advance for a hearty base, black beans for even more protein, creamy avocado, juicy and sweet mango, and a zesty lime dressing to wake everything up—including the greens (use whatever you like!) Pro tip: Store the salad in reusable Stasher bags and shake it up with dressing at the picnic so things don't get soggy, and tote it all in our new Picnic Basket, But Cooler!

For the sweet potatoes and dressing:

  • 2

    large sweet potatoes (1 ¾ pounds), peeled and cut into ¾-inch cubes

  • 1

    clove garlic, finely minced

  • ¼

    cup lime juice

  • ¼

    cup plus 3 tablespoons vegetable oil

  • 1

    teaspoon kosher salt (divided in half), plus more for seasoning

  • ½

    teaspoon freshly ground black pepper (divided in half), plus more for seasoning

  • ½

    teaspoon ground cumin

For the salad: 

  • 1

    (14-ounce) can black beans, drained and rinsed

  • 1

    cup diced mango

  • 1

    medium avocado, pitted and diced

  • 1

    small jalapeño pepper, sliced into thin rings

  • ½

    cup packed cilantro leaves

  • 3

    cups mixed salad greens

Shop this recipe

Bake-Anything Sheet Pan Set
Bake-Anything Sheet Pan Set
$48.00

Versatile sheet pans are essential for everyone, but this sparkling champagne gold set will make your kitchen shine a little brighter. The oversized sheet pan (20"x14") is ideal for making a nice big pizza or a sheet pan dinner for the whole family; a 15"x10" cookie sheet can make a dozen cookies or a tray of roasted vegetables; and a 13"x10" baking pan is just screaming for a cake. The best part? The nonstick surface makes for super easy cleanup!

Batter Up! 6-Piece Mixing Bowl Set with Lids
Batter Up! 6-Piece Mixing Bowl Set with Lids
$32.00

Batter up! Upgrade your baking game with this nesting mixing bowl set with lids. It's a must-have if you love to bake delicious treats at home, and includes three different sizes for mixing up pancake batter (even easier thanks to a pouring spout), making cookie dough, or stirring together a dip. Made from durable and easy-to-clean melamine, these versatile mixing bowls can also double as great ways to serve some popcorn (with assorted Cravings seasonings) or store washed and cut fruit or salads in the fridge. Our favorite part? The silicone lids, which make this set perfect for storing sourdough starters or prepping sauces and salad dressings in advance.

The Fresh Plate Shallow Bowls, Set of 4
The Fresh Plate Shallow Bowls, Set of 4
$32.00

The best of bowl worlds: Use the curved rim on these cream-colored bowls to scoop up the last of the pasta sauce, let hearty salads shine, and keep your pad Thai in place. Perfect for everyday dining and entertaining, this easygoing, elegant set zhuzhes up your tablescape without feeling fussy.

The Daily Gold Flatware
The Daily Gold Flatware
$24.00

This five-piece set of gold flatware adds extra sparkle to your table without feeling too flashy. Sturdy with a clean, modern profile, this set works for weeknight dinners, elevated tablescapes, and every meal in between. The best part? The Daily Gold Flatware is sold by set, so you won't end up with more than you need, and can easily rebuy if you lose a piece.Set Includes: One dinner knife One dinner fork One salad fork One teaspoon One soup spoon

The Cause A Stir Set
The Cause A Stir Set
$42.00

An essential toolkit for any kitchen, this set includes a pair of Hot Stuff Silicone Potholders and the Cravings Stir-Anything Wooden Utensil Set. Together, they make the perfect gift for a budding chef or college student, or split the set up and use as stocking stuffers.

Hot Stuff Silicone Potholders, Set of 2
Hot Stuff Silicone Potholders, Set of 2
$22.00

The best thing about this set of matching silicone potholders is the pink pattern—it features all the ingredients you need for cooking fresh fish—but the high-functioning silicone side is a close second. It keeps your palms protected and won't burn through like fabric oven mitts, and has a pocket that makes it easy to get a good hold on hot stuff.

You may also like

5 to 25 minutes | Serves 2 to 4

30 minutes | Serves 4 to 6

20 minutes | Serves 3 to 4

Get inspired in the kitchen

cook
chill
dine

See What We're Cooking up

Sign up for the newsletter to be the first to know about new recipes and when items drop in the Cravings shop!

Sign Up

By signing up you agree to receive recurring automated marketing messages from Cravings. View Terms and Privacy.

© Cravings by Chrissy Teigen 2022.
All rights reserved.