grilled sweet potatoes with lime and cayenne pepper

i bought a bag of sweet potatoes a week ago and while i have a few sweet potato recipes, i went in search for a new one!

when i found this recipe from bobby flay, my first thought was of this amazing corn-on-the-cob with lime, chili pepper and cheese from café habana. just the memory of it made me curious to give this recipe a try even though i didn’t know how the similar flavors would work with sweet potato.

Ohhh Mmmm Goodyness! the lime and cayenne flavors play with each other as well as brings out the sweetness of the sweet potato. it is SO good and it’s healthy! trust me – you’ve got to give this recipe a try!


  • 3 sweet potatoes, unpeeled
  • pinch sea salt
  • 1 tablespoon finely grated lime zest
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1 tablespoon canola oil
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped fresh parsley


Preheat a grill to medium or place a cast-iron grill pan over medium heat.

Mix a pinch of salt, the lime zest and cayenne in a small bowl. Set aside.

Slice each potato lengthwise (if large potatoes, slice into eighths, if medium potatoes, slice into quarters). Brush the potato wedges with a little oil. Grill until golden brown on all sides (including the skin) and just cooked through, about 2-4 minutes per side.

Transfer to a platter; immediately season with the lime-cayenne mixture and sprinkle with parsley.

original recipe by Bobby Flay for Food Network Magazine: Grilled Sweet Potatoes with Lime and Cilantro

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