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A plate of grilled sweet potatoes topped with cilantro lime dressing.

Grilled Sweet Potatoes

These grilled sweet potatoes are cut into wedges then cooked on the grill until smoky and tender. The finishing touch is a drizzle of homemade cilantro lime dressing that adds tons of flavor and turns this simple side dish into an elegant offering.
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 253kcal
Author Sara Welch


  • 2 1/2 pounds sweet potatoes peeled and cut into 8 wedges each
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • salt and pepper to taste

For the dressing

  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 3 tablespoons lime juice
  • 2 teaspoons honey
  • 1/2 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon cumin
  • 1/4 cup cilantro leaves coarsely chopped, plus more for garnish
  • salt and pepper to taste


For the sweet potatoes

  • Bring a pot of salted water to a boil. Add the sweet potatoes and cook for 7-10 minutes or until just tender.
  • Preheat an outdoor grill or indoor grill pan to medium high heat.
  • Drain the potatoes. Drizzle with 2 tablespoons olive oil and season with salt and pepper to taste. Toss gently to coat.
  • Place the sweet potatoes on the grill. Cook for 3-4 minutes per side or until browned.

For the dressing

  • Place all the dressing ingredients in a medium bowl. Whisk until well combined.
  • Drizzle the dressing over the warm potatoes. Serve immediately, garnished with additional cilantro if desired.



  1. Look for sweet potatoes that are similar in shape and size so that the wedges will cook evenly. I typically use smaller potatoes that aren't too thick.
  2. This recipe will stay fresh in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. If you're making this dish in advance, I recommend storing the dressing separate from the potatoes, then tossing them together at the last minute.


Calories: 253kcal | Carbohydrates: 41g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 14g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Sodium: 108mg | Potassium: 646mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 10g | Vitamin A: 26907IU | Vitamin C: 7mg | Calcium: 57mg | Iron: 1mg