Vegetable Bowls with Yogurt-Lime Dressing

To transform this Mexican-inspired sweet potato and black bean vegetable recipe into a vegan recipe, simply omit the lime yogurt dressing (or serve it on the side of the vegetable bowl rather than on top).

Vegetable Bowls with Lime-Yogurt Dressing
Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
30 mins


  • 1 recipe Yogurt-Lime Dressing, recipe below

  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce

  • 1 tablespoon lime juice

  • 1 teaspoon chili powder

  • 1 teaspoon fresh oregano, snipped, or 1/2 tsp. dried oregano, crushed

  • 1 teaspoon olive oil

  • 1 pound sweet potatoes (2 to 3 medium), peeled and cut in 1-inch cubes

  • 1 15 ounce can black beans, rinsed and drained

  • 1 cup cherry or grape tomatoes, halved

  • 1 medium avocado, halved, seeded, peeled, and chopped

  • 8 large savoy cabbage leaves

  • ¼ cup thinly sliced green onions

  • Lime wedges (optional)

  • Toasted baguette slices (optional)

Yogurt-Lime Dressing

  • ½ cup plain low-fat yogurt

  • 2 tablespoon lime juice

  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce

  • 1 tablespoon chili powder

  • 1 clove minced garlic

  • ¼ cup olive oil


  1. Prepare Spiced Yogurt-Lime Dressing; set aside.

  2. In small bowl stir together soy sauce, lime juice, chili powder, oregano, and olive oil; set aside. Place sweet potatoes in medium microwave-safe bowl. Place beans in small microwave-safe bowl. Evenly spoon half the soy sauce mixture on potatoes, and half on beans; toss to coat. Cover bowls with vented plastic wrap. Microcook sweet potatoes on 100 percent power (high) 9 minutes or until tender, stirring occasionally; set aside. Microcook beans on 100 percent power (high) 1 to 2 minutes or until heated through, stirring once.

  3. Divide potatoes, beans, tomatoes, and avocado among cabbage leaves. Sprinkle with green onions. Pass Yogurt-Lime Dressing and lime wedges. Serve with toasted baguette slices. Makes 4 servings.

Yogurt-Lime Dressing

  1. In small bowl combine yogurt, lime juice, soy sauce, chili powder, and garlic. Whisk in 1/4 cup olive oil until well combined.

Or, stir 1 tablespoon chili powder into 1 cup bottled light Ranch-style dressing.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

409 Calories
21g Fat
51g Carbs
13g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 409
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 21g 27%
Saturated Fat 3g 15%
Cholesterol 2mg 1%
Sodium 896mg 39%
Total Carbohydrate 51g 19%
Total Sugars 10g
Protein 13g
Vitamin C 31.3mg 156%
Calcium 171.6mg 13%
Iron 3.1mg 17%
Potassium 1141mg 24%
Folate, total 92.7mcg
Vitamin B-12 0.2mcg
Vitamin B-6 0.6mg

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.