Grilled Sweet Potatoes with Cilantro Lime Dressing
Most summer nights you can find me outside on my patio, listening to a Cubs game while grilling up some dinner. Actually, my husband is usually the one grilling and I’m perfectly fine with that because it means I don’t have to cook. We love grilled foods but honestly we grill as much as we do in order to keep the house cooler. I try to use the oven as few times as possible in the summer because our old house doesn’t have air conditioning in the kitchen and it can heat up quickly!
Anyway, our latest grill session consisted of mini turkey burger sliders, fresh corn on the cob, and sweet potatoes. Have you ever had grilled sweet potatoes? I love slicing them thin (or into wedges) and then seasoning them with whatever I like. This week we used a cilantro lime dressing before AND after grilling and it was so good! These grilled sweet potatoes are easy to make and are a great substitution for fries or baked potatoes.
Depending on how thick you cut them you might have to play around with the grilling time to get them to your desired tenderness. As you can see here, my cuts were all over the place, so we pulled the thinner ones off earlier and let the thick pieces cook more. Just make sure to keep an eye on the grill so that the sweet potatoes get tender but don’t burn. You’ll get a little char, but you don’t want them burnt.
I was really pleased with the lime flavor of the dressing. I’m definitely going to be keeping these grilled sweet potatoes in the rotation!
- 2 lbs sweet potatoes
- kosher salt (to taste)
Cilantro Lime Dressing
- 1/4 cup fresh cilantro, finely chopped (including tender stems)
- 1 tsp lime zest
- 2 Tbsp fresh lime juice
- 1/4 cup olive oil
- kosher salt (pinch)
Make the cilantro lime dressing by mixing together all of the dressing ingredients into a small bowl.
Prepare your grill for hot, direct heat.
While the grill is heating up, peel the sweet potatoes and slice lengthwise, or on a diagonal, into 1/4 inch-thick wedges. Brush the sweet potato slices with cilantro lime dressing.
When the grill is ready, place the sweet potato slices down onto the grill grates. Cover the grill and cook until each side gets some grill marks, around 4-7 minutes for each side, depending on how hot your grill is.
Brush the sweet potatoes with the dressing again, lightly sprinkle with Kosher salt to taste, and serve hot.
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