grilled sweet potato wedges on a plate topped with chili lime sauce

Grilled Sweet Potato Wedges

Quick grilled sweet potato wedges with chili-lime sauce; easy enough for a quick weeknight side yet fancy enough for Sunday dinner.
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Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: BBQ, Modern Soul Food
Servings: 6 people
Calories: 126kcal
Author: Marwin Brown


  • 2 sweet potatoes peeled and cut into wedges
  • Ground Black Pepper
  • Kosher Salt
  • Juice from 1 medium lime
  • 1 teaspoon finely grated lime zest
  • 1 teaspoon Harissa spice mix or chili powder
  • 1 tbsp maple syrup
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped fresh cilantro


  • Preheat the oven to 425ยบ F. Cut the sweet potatoes in half and then cut each half into four equal sized wedges. Arrange the sweet potato wedges on a rimmed baking sheet and drizzle with the olive oil. Season the sweet potato wedges with salt and pepper.
  • Place sweet potatoes into the preheated oven and roast until the potatoes are fork tender, about 20 minutes. Remove from the oven and set aside
  • Preheat an outdoor grill to medium or place a cast-iron stovetop grill pan over medium heat.
  • Grill until golden brown on all sides about 2 minutes per side. Transfer to a platter;
  • Mix together salt, pepper, lime juice, zest, maple syrup, and chili powder; add oil to the mixture slowly and mix well. Brush mixture on sweet potatoes, garnish with fresh cilantro, and serve immediately.


Calories: 126kcal | Carbohydrates: 11g | Protein: 0g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 0mg | Sodium: 24mg | Potassium: 153mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 6195IU | Vitamin C: 1.2mg | Calcium: 17mg | Iron: 0.3mg
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