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Cilantro and Lime Grilled Sweet Potatoes

Cilantro and Lime Grilled Sweet Potatoes

My house has yet to be equipped with a grill but the recent purchase of a stove top grill pan has given me the opportunity to join in the summer’s most celebrated activity, albeit a little late. So here we have a simple summer recipe for sweet grilled potatoes.

Cilantro and Lime Grilled Sweet Potatoes

This recipe infuses all the flavors of spicy, sweet, salty and tangy in one neat little fleshy package with beautiful grill marks to boot. The natural sweetness of sweet potatoes is balanced out with the tangy notes of lime zest with fresh cilantro and the spicy undertones from cayenne brings a little kick to the table.

Cilantro and Lime Grilled Sweet Potatoes

There are so many ways to spice this up and add some more depth such as adding cumin, cinnamon or garlic but I opted to stick with something simple. If you want to go crazy with it though, feel free!

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Cilantro and Lime Grilled Sweet Potatoes

Cilantro and Lime Grilled Sweet Potatoes

  • Author: The Cooking Jar
  • Yield: 2


  • 1 large sweet potato
  • 1 teaspoon lime zest, grated
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper / chili powder
  • 1/4 tablespoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons cilantro, chopped
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 tablespoon oil


  1. Parboil the potatoes in a pot of hot water until they are fork tender or microwave for 7-10 minutes. Set aside to cool.
  2. Preheat the grill to medium heat
  3. Cut the potatoes into eights lengthwise
  4. Mix lime zest, cayenne pepper and 1/4 tablespoon salt
  5. Brush the potatoes with oil and season with salt and pepper
  6. Arrange the potatoes on the grill and grill on all sides until cooked through
  7. Dish and sprinkle with the lime mixture and chopped cilantro

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  • Reply
    May 12, 2014 at 3:09 PM

    hello back fellow foodie themer! We are doing an e-book over on Facebook in a group I admin (spoonful of foodies) and we are having people enter in summer/4th of July recipes. This would be a great entry if you would be interested in it. If you head over you will find the email address to send recipes in. This looks fantastic!

  • Reply
    Navaneetham Krishnan
    August 12, 2013 at 8:17 PM

    I use the over the stove grill too. Its handy and since I don’t grill very often, the grill is good enough for my needs.

    Lovely, punchy and grilled to perfection. Nice bites into the flavored sweet potatoes.

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