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Grilled Sweet Potatoes

May 19, 2015

Grilled Sweet Potatoes with Lime and Cilantro

Jilly and Bobby have been out on the patio deck a lot lately, enjoying the spring weather and putting some colour in their lives – with a lot of flowers and a new twist on the humble sweet potato. Here’s a fun and flavourful dish to complement any BBQ.

3-4 sweet potatoes, unpeeledSweet Potato

Sea salt

Zest from one lime (freeze the lime juice and add to margaritas)

Pinch of cayenne pepper

¼ c. olive oil

Freshly ground pepper

1/4 c. cilantro


Precook the sweet potatoes. Place in a pot of water and boil until just fork tender.

Allow to cool, then slice each potato lengthwise into wedges.

Mix the salt, lime zest, and cayenne in a small bowl. Preheat a grill to medium or place a cast-iron grill over medium heat.

Brush the potato wedges with olive oil then season with ground pepper. Grill until golden brown on all sides and just cooked through – about 1 ½ minutes per side.

Transfer to a platter, top up with the salt/lime zest/cayenne mixture, and sprinkle with cilantro.

From Jilly’s kitchen to yours – serve and enjoy!

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  1. Grilling brings out all the wonderful flavors in sweet potatoes. I’ll have to add cilantro the next time I prepare them.

    • Yes, the lime and cilantro just seem to marry very well with the flavour of grilled sweet potatoes, in addition to the little punch from some salt and cayenne. Thanks for dropping in Karen, nice to hear from you again:)

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