Grilled Sweet Potatoes

Grilled Sweet Potatoes
Staff Writer
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
212
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

  • 2 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.

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.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
17g
26%
Sugar
3g
N/A
Saturated Fat
2g
11%
Protein
1g
2%
Carbs
15g
5%
Vitamin A
468µg
52%
Vitamin B6
0.1mg
7.3%
Vitamin C
7mg
12%
Vitamin E
3mg
14%
Vitamin K
19µg
23%
Calcium
28mg
3%
Fiber
3g
10%
Folate (food)
10µg
N/A
Folate equivalent (total)
10µg
2%
Iron
0.6mg
3.6%
Magnesium
18mg
5%
Monounsaturated
12g
N/A
Niacin (B3)
0.4mg
2.1%
Phosphorus
35mg
5%
Polyunsaturated
2g
N/A
Potassium
251mg
7%
Sodium
235mg
10%
Zinc
0.2mg
1.5%