Delicious Fall-Inspired Grilling Recipes

by EMILEE UNTERKOEFLER

Grilled Sweet Potatoes

Wedged slices of sweet potatoes
Photography Credit: Elise Bauer

If you want a side dish that has both sweet and savory flavors, this is the recipe. The thinly sliced sweet potato pieces taste divine on their own after being drizzled with olive oil and sprinkled with salt. However, if you’re looking for a little more flair, then toss them in the cilantro lime dressing after they’re grilled.

Have you ever tried grilling sweet potatoes? It’s quick and easy. You just peel the sweet potatoes, slice them into 1/4-inch slices, paint them with olive oil, sprinkle on some salt, and place on a hot grill.

To serve, you want to slather them with some sort of vinaigrette—olive oil to keep them from tasting too dry, and an acid like lime juice or lemon juice to balance the sweetness of the sweet potatoes.

We played around a bit with this recipe, after thinking we had “discovered” the wonderful combination of lime, cilantro, and sweet potatoes, only to find out many others have made a similar discovery. It’s a great combination!

Grilled Sweet Potatoes
You can substitute lemon juice for the lime, lime is better but lemon juice will work. And you can substitute parsley for the cilantro, especially if you are one for whom cilantro tastes like soap.

Otherwise stick with the cilantro, in our opinion, it just works better here than the parsley. We’ve also tried adding some minced garlic to the dressing, but I prefer it without it.

Grilled Sweet Potatoes Recipe
Prep time: 20 minutesCook time: 10 minutesYield: Serves 4

INGREDIENTS
2 pounds sweet potatoes
3-4 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
Kosher salt
Dressing

1/4 cup finely chopped fresh cilantro (including tender stems)
1 teaspoon of lime zest or lemon zest
2 tablespoons of fresh lime or lemon juice
1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
Pinch of salt

METHOD
1 Prepare the grill, prep the sweet potatoes: 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 pieces.

Coat the sweet potato slices with olive oil and lightly sprinkle with Kosher salt.

2 Make cilantro lime dressing: Combine all of the dressing ingredients into a small bowl.

3 Grill the sweet potatoes: Once the grill is hot, lay the sweet potato pieces down onto the grill grates. Cover the grill and cook until each side gets some grill marks, between 3-6 minutes for each side, depending on how hot your grill is.

4 Toss with dressing: Toss the sweet potatoes in a bowl with the dressing and serve hot.

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One thought on “Delicious Fall-Inspired Grilling Recipes

  1. Baie dankie, ten eerste, dat jy my blad blog gelees het. Dit het sommer jou wêreld ook vir my oopgemaak. Tweedens: jou blogs lyk na heerlike leesgenot en die wat ek gelees het, het ek vreeslik geniet. Soos hierdie een. Sommer ‘n gawe idee vir ons middel-van-die-week braai, môre aand. Ek is mal oor patats.

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