I’m reposting this recipe for Grilled Sweet Potatoes with Honey-Lime Ginger Dressing because I am entering this recipe in a contest with North Carolina Sweet Potatoes’ Blogger Recipe Contest.  Now that the snow is melting I’m anticipating taking out our grill so we can start cooking outside. I was watching my neighbor last weekend grill out in his t-shirt with envy.  This recipe is one of the first things that I’m going to make. I can’t wait.

This recipe was originally published on July 28, 2010.

I’m tired of the same old side dishes when we grill for dinner. We usually have corn and baked potatoes. Tonight I decided to try something new at least for myself. Part of the reason that I’m doing this project is that I get bored of cooking the same things over and over. I had a sweet potato and I knew I wanted to grill it so I did a quick search on the interweb and was inspired by this recipe at Bitchin Camero.

Grilled Sweet Potatoes with Honey-Lime Ginger Dressing

  • 1 sweet potato, peeled and cut into 1/2 inch slices (cook several potatoes to serve more than one person)
  • juice from half a lime
  • 1 tsp grated fresh ginger
  • 1 tsp honey
  • ground chipotle chili pepper
  • fresh ground pepper
  • kosher salt
  • chopped cilantro for garnish

Whisk together the lime juice, ginger, honey and fresh ground pepper for the dressing and set aside.


Partially cook the sweet potato slices until tender to a fork. I microwaved them in water for 5 minutes.


Drain the sweet potato slices and sprinkle with ground chipotle chili pepper and kosher salt.


Place on a hot grill and cook about 5 minutes each side.


Spoon dressing over the grilled sweet potato and garnish with chopped fresh cilantro. I think this might be my new favorite side dish on the grill. It was so easy to throw together.