Recipe: Slightly Spicy Grilled Sweet Potato Wedges
August 6, 2018
August 6, 2018
Nothing can beat the flavor of a sweet potato! Well, actually… that’s not true, now that I think about it. To me, a spicy grilled sweet potato wedge tastes better than a baked sweet potato on many occasions. Plus, grilling a sweet potato is almost foolproof.
And, sweet potatoes are often a recommended part of many healthy eating diet plans whereas regular potatoes may not be. Here’s why, sweet potatoes are a great source of fiber and they are packed with vitamins and minerals including iron and calcium. Plus, they are a good source for both B and C vitamins and the antioxidant beta-carotene, which converts to vitamin A once you eat the sweet potato!
Now for a bit of sweet potato trivia! Did you know that the sweet potato and white potatoes are not related? According to the USDA, the sweet potato belongs to “morning glory” family, while white potatoes are in the “nightshade” family.
But, back to this easy recipe! This version is a Tex-Mex inspired dish that can be easily modified. You can go a sweeter version with butter and dashes of brown sugar – perfect for fall grilling when you’re thinking about fall sweet potato pies. You can also use Italian seasoning and olive oil as a side dish for pizza or lasagna.
I suggest using firm sweet potatoes that are large enough to slice into four good size wedges. While this is a grilling recipe it can easily be done in the oven as well. Enjoy!
Slightly Spicy Grilled Sweet Potato Wedges
This recipe has a two-part cooking process. The potatoes are boiled for a short time, cooled, and then sliced into wedges. Then, they are coated and finished up on the grill.
- 4 sweet potatoes leave the skin on
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon black pepper
- 2 teaspoons ground cumin
- 2 teaspoons paprika
- 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1/2 teaspoon chili powder
- 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
- 1/4 cup olive oilCover the sweet potatoes with cold salted water in a large pot, then bring to a boil for 5 minutes. Allow to cool completely and slice into four wedges. Prep your grill for medium heat grilling. Next, mix together the remaining ingredients including olive oil and gently brush the mix on the wedges. Grill potatoes until grill marks appear and potatoes are cooked through about 15 minutes. Use non-stick spray on the grates or grilling basket to limit sticking
*Vegetarian Friendly Recipe