Lyndi Fultz: Hearty Black Bean Salad


I’ve been dreaming about this salad for weeks. Seriously. As I filled out my content calendar for the January, I typed in this post title. You see, several months ago I came up with the title and giggled at writing the word “hearty.” It was going to be January and super frigid and figured we would all want something hearty right about now.

The winter descriptive meant that I had to come up with something wintery. Which means one thing to me when it comes to salads… root vegetables. These are the things I dream about. How about you?

The intention was to add a can of black beans to this salad to add a pop of interest. But them I happened upon our very own community member’s salsa with black beans and corn… well, let’s just say that mixing that delicious salsa with ranch dressing takes this salad to the next level. The next atmosphere. The next galaxy.

Thanks for the idea, Helen.

May you all have a big bowl of hearty winter black bean salad and be filled with joy.

Lyndi Fultz: Hearty Winter Salad

Lyndi Fultz: Hearty Winter Salad


  • 1 sweet potato, peeled and cut into bite sized pieces
  • 7 radishes, sliced into quarters
  • 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/8th teaspoon sea salt
  • 1 cup My Brothers Salsa™ black bean and corn salsa
  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes, halved
  • ¼ cup crumbled feta
  • 4 tablespoons ranch dressing
  • 2 heads of romaine lettuce


  1. Preheat oven to bake 375 degrees.
  2. Place sweet potatoes and radishes on sheet plan and drizzle olive oil and salt and mix. Bake for 30 minutes.
  3. While root vegetables are baking, combine the following ingredients in a medium sized mixing bowl and toss: salsa, cherry tomatoes, crumbled feta, and ranch dressing.
  4. Shred romaine and place in large bowl.
  5. Add roasted sweet potatoes and radishes to mixing bowl and toss. Pour over romaine lettuce.
  6. Serve and enjoy!

Happy salading.

Lyndi Fultz, nwafoodie

Lyndi FultzArkansas Women Blogger member Lyndi Fultz writes about living and eating well from her life in beautiful Northwest Arkansas at nwafoodie. Much of her blogging inspiration comes from this gem of a place, which she refers to as the proverbial land of milk-and-honey. Read more related to cooking, entertaining, gadget suggestions, ingredient explorations, local finds, local restaurant treasures, kitchen tour spotlights, and always with a healthy and simplistic approach.



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