Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Cuban-Style Roasted Sweet Potatoes

 Sweet potatoes aren't just for Thanksgiving.  If  you aren't eating them year round you should be.  They are loaded with vitamin A and vitamin C.   I found this recipe for something a little different and was pleasantly surprised by how much I liked  it.  Recipe source, The Kind Diet, by Alicia Silverstone.  I have modified the recipe to have less oil and I added honey.

3 large sweet potatoes, peeled and quartered
2 tbsp. extra-virgin olive oil
Sea salt to taste
Freshly ground black pepper to taste
1 large garlic clove, minced
1 tbsp. fresh lime juice
1 tablespoon of honey
1 1/2 tbsp. chopped fresh parsley

Heat the oven to 425 degrees.  Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside.

Place the sweet potatoes in a med. bowl, toss with 2 tbsp. of the oil, and season to taste with salt and pepper.  I went ahead and added the garlic and parsley here also.  The original recipe added them at the end before serving.  Spread the potatoes on the prepared baking sheet and roast till they can be pierced easily with a fork about 30 minutes.   Let cool for 15 minutes.

Transfer the potatoes to a large bowl, and toss with the lime juice and honey.  Adjust the seasoning to taste and serve warm or at room temperature.

Serves 4

I will link this to: 
Friday Food at Mom Trends
Foodie Friday at Designs by Gollum
What's It Wednesday   at Ivy and Elephants  
Thriving on Thursdays  at Domesblissity
On the Menu Monday at Stonegable 
Rooted in Thyme Simple and Sweet Fridays
Wow Us Wednesday at Savvy Southern Style
A Pinteresting Party  at Tutus & Tea Parties


Unknown said...

That looks so yummy! I love roasted sweet potatoes. I'm going to try your recipe!

Penny @ Penny's Vintage Home said...

We eat sweet potatoes year round, thanks for another way to fix them! Sounds yummy, can't wait to try it ! Hugs, Penny

Rosemary@villabarnes said...

Nice variation, Sherry. Thanks for the recipe. Sounds yummy.

An Oasis in the Desert said...

Oh yum, this sounds so good! We eat sweet potatoes quite often -- love them!

martinealison said...

Humm!! cela me semble succulent... J'arrive !

Gros bisous.

Lauren @ My Wonderfully Made said...

I love sweet potatoes year round too and this recipe was immediately pinned! Love the lime and honey over them -- that sounds perfect! I may try roasting these on the grill too.

Liz @ Quirky Vistas said...

Hi Sherry, My daughter recently quit eating regular potatoes and eats lots of sweet potatoes, so I'm going to send this right along to her. Thanks so much. And thanks for stopping by and following as well. It's much appreciated.

Pat said...

Anxious to try this recipe. Love sweet potatoes, just not the gooey marshmallow ones!

Curtains in My Tree said...

Oh you changed your header picture which I like however I found some brown transferware plates like yours that was in your old header and refreneced your blog in my post for others to see

I have wanted to try a different header but don't know how to change it ?

Winnie said...

I looooooooove sweet potatoes and we eat it a lot!
This recipe looks and sounds wonderful, and I'd definitely love to try it

Carole said...

Thanks for the great idea for a new way to do sweet potatoes - which we call kumara.

I found this through Thriving on Thursdays. I have linked in bacon and scrambled egg rolls. Have a great week.

Dawnye7 said...

Beautiful dish. I can't wait to give this one a try.

Itsnotjustabouttherecipe said...

Hello! I found you at Domesblissity. I love sweet potatoes and can't wait to try your wonderful recipe. Thank you for sharing!

Lauren said...

Yumm, these sound great! Thank you for sharing at our
Pinteresting Party.

Stan and Jody Gabara said...

Thanks so much for sharing this delicious sweet potato recipe!


Stan and Jody Gabara said...

Sherry, Congrats! You were featured on Simple & Sweet Fridays with this delicious sweet potato recipe. Don't forget to grab a button and have a great week!