Spiced Sweet Potatoes on the Grill

We have been experimenting a lot with sweet potatoes lately, mostly trying to perfect baked sweet potato fries. We have gotten pretty good at them, learning that a higher heated oven and thinner cut potato gives us the best results.

This was the first time we grilled them.

It turns out you pretty much have to boil them on the stove for a few minutes before you grill them. Even though they taste really good just plain, the flavor of the grill adds a whole different layer, and this hot and sweet spice mixture will leave you wanting more.

These sweet potatoes turned out fantastic! We served them with steak and some skewered mushrooms, onions and bell peppers. We will definitely be including more sweet potatoes on the grill this Summer!

Spiced Sweet Potatoes on the Grill

Serves 2-3 - Printable recipe here

2 large sweet potatoes (about 1.5 pounds)
1 tsp kosher salt
1 tsp ground cumin
1 tsp paprika
1 tsp fresh chopped rosemary
1 tsp fresh thyme
1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
1/2 tsp cayenne pepper
2 tbsp honey
2 tbsp apple cider vinegar
1/4 cup olive oil

Cover potatoes with cold salted water in a large pot, and then bring to a boil. Simmer until slightly resistant when pierced with a sharp small knife, about 10 minutes. Drain and let cool, slice potatoes lengthwise.

In a small bowl mix together salt, herbs and spices, then add honey, apple cider vinegar and oil, stir well. Brush this mixture on both sides of the sliced sweet potatoes.

Grill potatoes on a lightly oiled grill rack over medium heat, until they have nice grill marks and potatoes are cooked through, about 15 minutes.

Serve potatoes warm with other veggies, steak, pork, chicken….. or just eat them plain, they have a wonderful natural sweet flavor and nice texture. And it’s true, everything tastes better when it's grilled!


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  3. What a great way to cook sweet potatoes! The sauce sounds fabulous.

  4. Oh I so love grilled sweet potatoes. I'll have to keep this on the back burner for when it finally warms up around here!

  5. What a great idea!! I really like it, I would never think to cook sweet potatoes that way, but bravo!

  6. I'm always looking for new ways to cook sweet potatoes. We love them and I'm definitely going to give this a try. Do you put foil on your grill? If not doesn't the sauce just run off them?

  7. @Carla - Usually we would put the potatoes on foil, but not this time because we wanted to create grill marks. The sauce really soaked in well since they were par boiled, so it wasn't too messy and retained all those good spices! Thanks for your comments!

  8. We really enjoy spicy sweet potato wedges baked, but love most things on the grill, too.
    Have you ever tried to incorporate Chili Powder?
    I use this often as I am not a fan of cayenne.
    Really like my Red Pepper Flakes, too :)


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