Core Spicy Sweet Potatoes With Tangy Lime and Cilantro

Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 25 mins

I borrowed this recipe from Epicurious. It has all CORE ingredients and is delicious!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Put oven rack in lower third of oven and preheat oven to 425°F
  2. Toss sweet potatoes with 2 tablespoons oil and 1/4 teaspoon salt in a shallow baking pan. Arrange potatoes in 1 layer and roast, stirring halfway through roasting, until tender, about 25 minutes total. Stir together cayenne, zest, and remaining 1/2 teaspoon salt in a small bowl. Whisk together lime juice and remaining tablespoon oil in a medium bowl, then add potatoes. Sprinkle with cayenne mixture and cilantro, stirring gently to combine.
  3. Makes 4 servings.


Most Helpful

Absolutely yummy! All flavours melded beautifully together. A lovely change. Will definately be making this again. Thank you for sharing. Made for African Recipe Fun.

luvcook'n February 06, 2010

I loved this recipe! The tart from the lime with the contrast of the sweet potato, the spicy heat, and the boost from the cilantro made this recipe a keeper in my book! I selected the recipe after seeing justcallmetoni's photo in Fall 08 Pick A Chef an am so glad I did! Thank you for sharing!

Susie D September 20, 2008

Finishing off my Core week I was looking for a tasty side to pair with a salsa baked chicken. While making this I realized I was a little short on sweet potatoes and supplemented with cubed butternut squash. I love the spicy sweet combination with the tangy hit from the lime. Much gusto. Made for Pick a Chef Fall 2008.

justcallmetoni September 19, 2008

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