Saturday, July 4, 2009

Take A Bite Of: Spicy Grilled Sweet Potatoes

the perfect cook-out acoutrement. Growing up, my only exposure to sweet potatoes was the mushy kind topped with brown sugar and marshmellows. Ugh. And I wouldn't touch sweet potatoes because of that dish. For years. Well, silly me. Look at all I missed!

Since this is one of the biggest cook-out weekends on the calendar each year, you need something simple, easy, and delicious. This version of a sweet potato will deliver.

From one of my favorite cooking mags, Cooking Light, the perfect side dish.

Spicy Grilled Sweet Potatoes

3/4 t ground cumin
1/2 t garlic powder
1/4 t salt
1/8 t ground red pepper
1 T olive oil
1 pound peeled sweet potatoes, cut into 1/4 inch slices

cooking spray
2 T. chopped fresh cilantro

Combine first four ingredients in small bowl.
Combine olive oil and sliced potatoes in medium bowl to coat.
Heat a large grill pan over medium heat. Coat pan with cooking spray.
Add potatoes, cook about 10 minutes turning occasionally.
Place potatoes in bowl, sprinkle with cumin mixture and cilantro. Toss to coat.


Sandy said...

This looks fantastic! I was never a big fan of sweet potatoes, but I'd be willing to try this.

Campbell Jane said...

Wow! Just bought sweet potatoes. I'm trying this tonight! Thank you for the post!

Lorraine @ Not Quite Nigella said...

They look great! I have some sweet potatoes in the cupboard that I should grill like this :)

Cinnamon said...

Sweet potatoes with cumin and cilantro. This is a new twist. I will try it this week.

Erin said...

Yum! They look so pretty I want to cry!

Diane Laney Fitzpatrick said...

These look great! Can't wait to try them.

steven said...

yum! i love sweet potatoes and cumin and garlic and . . . so i'm gonna bang out a pile of this tonight! thanks for the lovely recipe. steven

MommaKiss said...

Are you KIDDING me? That is not good for my diet, but looks sooooo good.

Christi @ A Southern Life said...

These look delicious. Something new to try on the grill!