Grilled Sweet Potato Salad

Total Time
Prep 20 mins
Cook 15 mins

Adapted from Vegetarian Times 2005 Grilled sweet potatoes require close attention – but the results are worth it. Slice them too thick, and they won’t cook through; slice them too thin, and they will char quickly. Slice carefully and keep an eye on the grill.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Prepare medium-low charcoal grill or preheat a gas grill.
  2. For the vinaigrette: combine lime zest, juice, and vinegar in a large bowl.
  3. Whisk in oil until completely blended.
  4. Stir in cilantro, garlic and salt.
  5. To make sweet potatoes: add potato slices to vinaigrette, and let marinate for 5 minutes.
  6. Using a slotted spoon, transfer the potato slices to the grill.
  7. Turn occasionally, basting with remaining vinaigrette and cook until tender when pierced with a fork – about 10-15 minutes.
  8. Return grilled potatoes to vinaigrette.
  9. Add red pepper, scallions, juice, salt and pepper; toss gently and serve.


Most Helpful

This is a great way to serve sweet potatoes. We had them last night with "Thai Grilled Chicken Thighs". Fabulous! Great flavors and that simple vinaigrette - super! Had no cilantro left (it all went into the Thai grilled chicken marinade), so I used basil instead. Lovely! This will be a keeper!

Susie #3 May 28, 2012

LOVED THIS SALAD! Made this on my neighbor's grill, using yams rather than sweet potatoes, but otherwise stuck to your recipe! Wonderful blending of flavors, & I particularly enjoyed the makeup of the vinaigrette! Thanks much for posting such a recipe! [Made & reviewed for one of my adopted chefs in this Spring's PAC]

Sydney Mike April 30, 2008

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