Cilantro-Lime Sweet Potatoes Recipe

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This is something my mom makes as a side dish for meats. The sweetness of the potatoes is perfectly complemented by the hint of lime and cilantro! It is wonderful and easy to make. If you like, an additional 2 tablespoons of olive oil can be added to the garlic, cilantro and lime juice mix after roasting.—Jessica Snyder, San Clemente, California
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 35 min.
MAKES:9 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 35 min.
MAKES: 9 servings


  • 4 large sweet potatoes (3 pounds), peeled and cut into 1-inch cubes
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 tablespoons minced fresh cilantro
  • 1 tablespoon lime juice
  • 1 garlic clove, minced

Nutritional Facts

3/4 cup: 123 calories, 3g fat (0 saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 206mg sodium, 23g carbohydrate (9g sugars, 3g fiber), 2g protein.


  1. In a large bowl, toss the sweet potatoes with oil, salt and pepper. Transfer to a greased 15-in. x 10-in. x 1-in. baking pan. Bake at 425° for 35-40 minutes or until tender.
  2. In a small bowl, combine the cilantro, lime juice and garlic; add to sweet potatoes and toss to coat. Serve immediately. Yield: 9 servings.
Originally published as Cilantro-Lime Sweet Potatoes in The Taste of Home Cookbook 2011, p20

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