Grilled Cilantro Lime Sweet Potatoes




  • 3 sweet potatoes
  • Kosher salt
  • Freshly ground pepper
  • 2 tsp finely grated lime zest
  • Pinch of cayenne pepper
  • 1/4 extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/4 cup chopped cilantro


Place the potatoes in a large pot of boiling water and cook until fork tender.  Let cool, then slice each potato into eights lengthwise.

Preheat grill to medium heat. Mix 1 tablespoon salt, lime zest, and cayenne pepper in a bowl.

Brush the potatoes with oil and season with salt and pepper.

Place on the grill and grill on all sides until golden brown and cooked through {about 3-4 minutes each side including the skin.  You may need to cook shorter or longer on each side depending on your grill, but just make sure the potatoes are fully cooked through}.

Transfer to a plate or platter and sprinkle with lime-salt mixture and chopped cilantro.

Nutrition Information

Makes  4 servings

Calories:197; Total Fat: 14.1g (Saturated Fat:2 g); Cholesterol: 0mg; Sodium: 30.8mg; Total Carbohydrate: 17.7g; Dietary Fiber:2.8 g; Protein:1.7 g


Instead of grilling, you can also roast the sweet potatoes in the oven.