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Grilled Sweet Potatoes with Cilantro Lime Crema

These Grilled Sweet Potatoes with Cilantro Lime Crema are the perfect healthy side dish. They’re so easy to make it’s ridiculous! A grilled twist on the typical sweet potato.

Grilled Sweet Potatoes with

Ok, so after my sweet potato post last week I have been wanting to make Sweet Potatoes.  I mean did you see those recipes?  They all looked awesome, right? {if you missed it, here is the Sweet Potato Recipe Roundup}

I am always looking to create another grill recipe, I pretty much have a love affair with my grill!  So with my desire for sweet potatoes and love for grilling why not throw those sweet potatoes on the grill, seems logical to me.  The only thing I was nervous about when making this side dish was making sure that I didn’t end up with a mess on the grill because the sweet potatoes stuck or that they ended up crunchy because I didn’t cook them long enough.  Let’s face it, no body likes a mess or a crunchy potato.  So in order to ensure optimal sweet potato success, I loaded those potatoes with olive oil and coated the grill as well.  So, mess was avoided.  Unfortunately, my sweet potatoes did come out a little crunchy.  I think I had the grill up to high so I had to turn them earlier than needed.  Be sure your grill is at medium to medium high heat so that you can grill each side for 4-8 minutes.  The Grilled Sweet Potatoes were still delicious despite their crunchiness.  {I actually just threw them in the microwave to cook them a little more and they were perfect.}  Top it off with the sweet and spicy Chipotle Honey Lime Butter, and you will be one happy camper with a healthy side dish!

Grilled Sweet Potato Recipe

To get started, peel 3 large Sweet Potatoes.

A partially-peeled sweet potato

Next, cut them into 1/4″ slices.

Sweet potato slices on a cutting board

Preheat the grill to medium high heat. Generously season sweet potatoes with 3 Tablespoons of olive oil and salt.

Sweet potato slices in a mixing bowl

Place Sweet Potatoes on oiled grill.  {I used olive oil cooking spray, but your could brush the grates with olive oil}

Sweet Potato slices on a grill

Grill each side for 4-8 minutes {depending on thickness}.

Sweet potato slices on a grill
Grilled Sweet Potato slices on a platter with fresh herbs

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Close-up of grilled sweet potatoes with tangy cilantro lime crema and fresh cilantro on top.

Grilled Sweet Potatoes

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  • Author: Krista
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Total Time: 25 minutes
  • Yield: 46 servings 1x
  • Category: Side Dish
  • Method: Grill
  • Cuisine: American


Grilled sweet potatoes topped with a cilantro lime crema make the perfect unique summer bite that’s done in 25-minutes.



Grilled Sweet Potatoes:

  • 3 large sweet potatoes, peeled & slice into 1/2” slices
  • 2 tablespoons of avocado oil
  • salt to season

Cilantro Lime Crema:

  • 5 oz. plain greek yogurt
  • 1/2 cup fresh cilantro
  • 2 scallions, just the green part
  • 1 tablespoon red wine vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons lime juice
  • 1 garlic clove
  • 1/4 teaspoon cumin
  • 1/8 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt


  1. Preheat the grill to medium-high heat.
  2. Generously season sweet potatoes with oil and salt on both sides.
  3. Place directly on grill and grill for 10 minutes, flipping throughout. Remove from grill and let rest.
  4. Add yogurt, cilantro, scallions, red wine vinegar, lime juice, garlic, cumin, red pepper flakes, and salt to a food processor. Blend until smooth and combined.
  5. Serve sweet potatoes with the cilantro lime crema on top.


  • Serving Size: 5-6 slices + sauce
  • Calories: 143
  • Sugar: 5 g
  • Sodium: 206 mg
  • Fat: 8 g
  • Saturated Fat: 1 g
  • Carbohydrates: 15 g
  • Fiber: 2 g
  • Protein: 4 g
  • Cholesterol: 4 mg

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