Grilled Sweet Potatoes

Grilled Sweet Potatoes
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Grilled Sweet Potatoes with Cilantro-Lime Dressing
Will Budiaman
Grilled Sweet Potatoes with Cilantro-Lime Dressing

Here's a quick and simple side dish that gets a flavor boost from the grill. Charring sweet potatoes on the grill gives them a smoky edge, and a piquant cilantro-lime dressing contrasts nicely with their natural sweetness.

4
Servings
149
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Ingredients

For the dressing

  • 1/2  Cup  cilantro, chopped
  • 1/4  Cup  extra-virgin olive oil
  • Juice of 1 lime

For the sweet potatoes

  • sweet potatoes, cut into 1/4-inch-thick slices
  • 1  Tablespoon  canola oil
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste

Directions

For the dressing

In a small bowl, whisk the olive oil into the lime juice in a steady stream. Season with salt and pepper, to taste, and stir in the cilantro. Set aside.

For the sweet potatoes

Preheat a cast-iron grill pan or outdoor grill over medium heat. In a medium-sized bowl, toss the sweet potatoes with the oil and season with salt and pepper, to taste. When the grill is hot, add the sweet potatoes in a single layer and grill until marked on both sides and softened, about 5 minutes per side.

Serve with the dressing.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
16g
23%
Saturated Fat
11g
46%
Carbohydrate, by difference
1g
1%
Protein
1g
2%
Vitamin A, RAE
84µg
12%
Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid
7mg
9%
Vitamin K (phylloquinone)
80µg
89%
Calcium, Ca
17mg
2%
Choline, total
3mg
1%
Fiber, total dietary
1g
4%
Folate, total
16µg
4%
Magnesium, Mg
7mg
2%
Phosphorus, P
12mg
2%
Sodium, Na
12mg
1%
Water
23g
1%

Grill Shopping Tip

Think twice before buying a thicker piece of meat; a 2-inch thick steak takes four times (not twice) as long as 1-inch thick steak to cook.

Grill Cooking Tip

If you're cooking something that's been marinated, make sure to pat the item dry before it hits the grill. Any sugar in the marinade will burn.

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