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

Grilled Sweet Potato Wedges

Bold, flavorful sweet potato spuds that come together in less than 30 minutes
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

Ingredients

  • 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

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 425º 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.

Notes

  • Cut the sweet potatoes into large wedges then wash them with cold water
  • The key to these grilled wedges is pre-cooking the sweet potatoes. 
  • If using an outdoor grill, preheat the grill grates to get them sufficiently hot before placing the wedges down. Also, wipe them down using paper towel dabbed with oil. This will prevent the wedges from sticking and also net pretty grill marks
  • If using an indoor stovetop grill spray with non-stick cooking spray first
  • Cutting the sweet potatoes into rounds is actually easier to cook as far as avoiding burnt edges, but wedges rule for overall results

Nutrition

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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