Southwestern Grilled Sweet Potato Salad

By Maria Lichty

View RecipePin Recipe4.9193
This post may contain affiliate links. Read my disclosure policy.

This Southwestern Grilled Sweet Potato Salad is full of flavor and perfect for your next BBQ, picnic, or everyday dinner! 

Southwestern Grilled Sweet Potato Salad on plate

Pin this now to find it later

Pin It

We are at my dad’s house in Illinois this week. I am ready for some R&R in the pool and my dad’s cinnamon rolls🙂 The perfect vacation! Don’t worry, just because we are on vacation doesn’t mean we won’t be sharing tasty recipes. We planned ahead to make sure you are well taken care of. Plus, I couldn’t wait to share this Southwestern Grilled Sweet Potato Salad. I want to eat it every single day of my life.

Southwestern Grilled Sweet Potato Salad in bowl

Sweet potatoes are in my top 5 favorite foods of all time. Watermelon, gnocchi, avocados, and cookies are also on that list. My list may change from time to time, but sweet potatoes (and cookies) never leave the list. Sweet potatoes always hit the spot!

sweet potatoes on grill

We have been giving our grill a killer workout this summer. Grilling is easy, doesn’t heat up the house, and I love the flavor. For this salad, I cut the sweet potatoes into slices and tossed them on the grill. Ok, I really didn’t toss them, but they would make good little frisbees:)

Southwestern Grilled Sweet Potato Salad on Love this summer salad!

I also charred an ear of corn on the grill. When the sweet potatoes and corn cooled, I cut the sweet potatoes into cubes and removed the corn kernels from the cob. I put them in a bowl and added black beans, avocado, red pepper, green onion, cilantro, and lime.

My mouth is watering just thinking about this salad! I love all of the flavors. We ate this Southwestern Grilled Sweet Potato Salad for dinner with wedges of watermelon on the side. It was the perfect summer meal. And just so you know, this salad is good cold too. I ate the leftovers straight from the fridge the next day and loved it just as much!

I might have to take a break from the pool this week to make this Southwestern Grilled Sweet Potato Salad. It needs to be in my belly!

Grilled Sweet Potato Salad with black beans, corn, avocado, red pepper, and cilantro in bowl
Email Yourself This Recipe
Just enter your email and get it sent to your inbox! Plus, you’ll get NEW recipes from us every week!

Southwestern Grilled Sweet Potato Salad

Grilled sweet potato salad with black beans, sweet corn, red pepper, avocado, cilantro, and lime. This fresh and healthy potato salad is always a hit at summer BBQ's!
4.91 from 10 votes


  • 4 medium sweet potatoes, peeled and cut into ¾ inch slices
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • 1 ear sweet corn, husked
  • 15 ounces black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 red pepper, diced
  • 2 green onions, chopped
  • 1/2 cup chopped cilantro
  • 2 avocados, pit and skin removed, chopped
  • Juice of 2 limes
  • Salt and pepper, to taste


  • In a large bowl, toss the sweet potato slices with olive oil. Season with salt and pepper. Place the sweet potatoes on a grill over medium heat. Cook until tender, about 8-10 minutes on each side. When the sweet potatoes are close to being done, place the ear of corn on the grill and cook for 3-4 minutes, rotating so the kernels get slightly charred. Let the sweet potatoes and corn cool to room temperature.
  • Cut the sweet potatoes into cubes and place in a large bowl. With a sharp knife, remove the corn kernels from the cob. Add the corn to the bowl. Stir in black beans, red pepper, green onions, cilantro, and avocado. Squeeze the lime juice over the salad and stir until combined. Season with salt and pepper, to taste. Serve.


The salad will keep in the refrigerator for 2 days.


Calories: 359kcal, Carbohydrates: 54g, Protein: 10g, Fat: 13g, Saturated Fat: 2g, Sodium: 90mg, Potassium: 1144mg, Fiber: 16g, Sugar: 8g, Vitamin A: 22224IU, Vitamin C: 37mg, Calcium: 75mg, Iron: 3mg

Have you tried this recipe?

Leave a comment below and share a photo on Instagram. Tag @twopeasandpod and hashtag it with #twopeasandtheirpod

Get the best of the best!
4 Recipes Guaranteed to be New Favorites


I'm Maria and my husband is Josh. We share a love of cooking, baking, and entertaining. We enjoy creating recipes that are simple, fresh, and family friendly. We love sitting around the table with good food, good conversation, and good friends and family! Our kitchen is always open!
Read More

Vegetarian Summer Fall Gluten-Free Maria's Favorites

4.91 from 10 votes (3 ratings without comment)

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Recipe Rating


Leave a comment

  1. 5 stars
    this was phenomenal! i added a lime crema instead of just the lime juice & loved the added creaminess. these flavors just worked so wonderfully together! thanks for a keeper!

  2. 5 stars
    So good!!! I was short on sweet potatoes so I added a zucchini to the grill. Yum! Simple, nutritious, delicious.

See More Comments