Fire Up the Grill with this Sweet (Potato) Recipe!

Roasted Sweet Potato Skewers with Cilantro-Jalapeño Aioli 

Share this awesome side dish at your next family get-together, beach bonfire, or Fourth of July barbecue. Great option for your vegetarian friends and mega tasty! Even the burger-loving, die-hard meat eaters in your cohort won’t be able to resist.



  • 3 medium-sized sweet potatoes, peeled
  • Extra virgin olive oil
  • Paprika
  • Salt and pepper
  • 1 cup olive oil mayonnaise
  • 1 cup fresh cilantro, chopped
  • 2 jalapeno chiles, seeded (if you like it less spicy) and chopped
  • Juice of one lime, plus more to taste
  • Salt, to taste


  1. Chop the potatoes into one-inch chunks or cubes and place in a large microwaveable bowl. Cover with plastic wrap and microwave for three minutes, until the sweet potatoes are just tender enough to thread on skewers (but not overly soft – they will cook through on the grill).
  2. Thread 5-6 pieces of sweet potato on each skewer. Place all the skewers on a rimmed baking sheet and drizzle with 1-2 tablespoons of olive oil, rolling the skewers back and forth to evenly distribute the oil. Sprinkle the skewers with salt and pepper.
  3. Preheat a charcoal or gas grill to medium-high heat. Grill the sweet potato skewers, flipping every 5-6 minutes, for a total of about 20 minutes.
  4. To prepare the aioli, combine the mayonnaise, cilantro, and jalapeno in a food processor; pulse until smooth. Add half of lime juice and salt, to taste. If you like it more citrusy, add more lime juice, which is how we like it.
  5. Perfect dipping sauce for sweet potato fries, or with fish or shrimp tacos!

Recipe source: and Mel’s Kitchen Cafe

Shares 0

Facebook Comments