Sweet potatoes are one of my favorite veggies! They work in desserts and dinners, are delicious as a supporting ingredient or as the main dish, and they are super healthy too! Did you know that they are considered a super food, fight cancer, and are the best nutritional bang for your buck? (via NutritionFacts.org). The easiest way to serve them is to roast them, and with my quick smokey maple lime dressing they go from a plain roasted veggie to one that your kids will be begging you for!
I first made this easy dish last summer, and I quickly jotted down my notes on my phone. I went back to it time and time again—it’s my new favorite way to serve sweet potatoes. The paprika and cumin give a smokey taste, and the maple syrup and lime caramelize with the sweet potatoes to give perfectly chewy crispy edges. They have a bit of a southwestern flair, but are neutral enough to go with anything. They make a perfect side dish when you need a veggie to keep your kids’ plates a little more balanced—man can not live on mac and cheese and veggie nuggets alone!
With a dish so simple, these would be a perfect addition to your Thanksgiving table this year. They’re quick to make, and a total crowd pleaser. Stay tuned for a full Thanksgiving round up later this week!
Whip these up for your family this week—start them first and they’ll be done by the time the rest of your meal is prepared! And if you wouldn’t mind, snap a picture and post it on social media, and tag it with #frieddandelions // @frieddandelions! I love to see what you’re making in the kitchen!
Maple Lime Roasted Sweet Potatoes
- 4 pounds sweet potatoes
- 1/4 cup maple syrup
- 1/4 cup fresh squeezed lime juice
- 1 teaspoon paprika
- 2 teaspoon cumin
- 2 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon onion powder
- 1 Tablespoon olive oil
- cilantro to garnish
- Preheat oven to 375°.
- Peel and dice sweet potatoes and place them on a large jelly roll pan lined with parchment paper. Add the remaining ingredients, except for the cilantro, onto the pan—no need to premix. Using your hands, toss the sweet potatoes around to coat them with the dressing ingredients.
- Place the pan in the oven and roast for 45 minutes at 375°, or until fork tender. Remove from the oven and serve!