Chili-Lime Roasted Sweet Potatoes

When I prepare a meal, I always like to have it balanced with proteins, veggies and starches as best I can. We eat very well, and our meals are pretty well balanced too. We eat a wide variety of all of these things too. There really is not much we do not eat, and variety is the spice of life, after all.
You have seen my blackened pork chops and my vegetable galette, from when we had our friend Bryan over for dinner a few nights ago. Dinner for 3 Now I am introducing you to the chili-lime roasted sweet potatoes that also accompanied our meal that night. The menu plan was kind of a Southwestern theme, so these chili-lime roasted sweet potatoes just fit right in. Again, super easy to make, with very little fuss, and very tasty results. In my book, this is always a winning combination.

Chili-Lime Roasted Sweet Potatoes

Just a few simple ingredients transforms sweet potatoes into sweet potatoes that are packed with a punch and deliver a lot of WOW!

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2 med-large sweet potatoes, peeled and cut into wedges

1-2 tsp salt

1 TBSP lime juice

3-4 TBSP olive oil

2 TBSP honey (not pictured)

1-2 tsp dry roasted garlic

1 tsp dried, minced lime peel, optional

1-2 tsp dried Aleppo chilies

1-2 TBSP parsley

 

Mix all the ingredients together and then toss the sweet potato wedges into the mixture, making sure to thoroughly coat the potatoes.

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Once the sweet potatoes are tossed in the chili-lime mixture, it is time to roast them.  You can roast them in the oven, at about 400* F for about 30-40 minutes, or you can wrap them in foil and place them on the grill to roast for about 15-25 minutes.  We roast them both ways and both are delicious.  I have to confess though, I do not want to have the oven on if I don’t have to when the temperatures outside are pushing the mercury up to the 100* mark or above.  🙂  You are going to really enjoy these sweet potatoes no matter which way you decide to cook them though.  They are full of flavor, easy to cook, and are relatively health for you as well.

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Author: ajeanneinthekitchen

I have worked in the restaurant and catering industry for 35 years. I attended 2 culinary schools in Southern California, and have a degree in culinary arts from the Southern California School of Culinary Arts, as well as a few other degrees in other areas. I love to cook and I love to feed people.

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