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Sweet Potato with Lime and Cilantro

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  • Prep 12 min
  • Total 45 min
  • Ingredients 5
  • Servings 4
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Try cooking sweet potatoes with cilantro and you’ll be in for a pleasant surprise. Cilantro and lime are a really popular combination in Mexican food, and there’s a reason for that. I think that the taste of lime can bring out the flavor in certain ingredients, and sweet potatoes are not the exception. And cilantro has a fresh flavor and it’s perfect with vegetables. This sweet potato with lime is really easy to make and pairs perfectly as a side dish for burgers, meats, and fish.
by Silvia Martinez
Updated Nov 10, 2016
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  • 2 sweet potatoes, cut into 1” wide pieces
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 green lime (you’ll need 1/4 teaspoon zest and 1 1/2 tablespoons juice)
  • 35 fresh cilantro stems with leaves, washed and chopped (separate the chopped stems from the leaves)
  • 2 1/2 tablespoons oil


  • 1
    Preheat the oven to 425° F.
  • 2
    Mix the chopped sweet potatoes with salt, lime zest, chopped cilantro stems and oil.
  • 3
    Put the mix on a baking tray so you can bake it all in one layer. Make sure the sweet potatoes are not overlapping.
  • 4
    Bake for 25 minutes or until everything is cooked. Flip after about 12 minutes.
  • 5
    Take the sweet potatoes out of the oven and let them rest for a couple of minutes. Mix the lime juice with the chopped cilantro leaves. Mix with the sweet potato and serve.

Expert Tips

  • tip 1
    If you don’t have limes, you can use lemons.

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