Dinner Tonight: Spicy Sweet Potatoes with Lime Recipe

Sweet potato fries with lime wedges

My fiancée and I have a thing for sweet potatoes, especially in fry form. We like them fried or baked, crisp or soggy. They are such an odd twist on an old standby, and they work more often than not. So I was quickly sold on this recipe, which presented not only big fat sweet potato fries but an interesting-looking sauce with lots of lime.

I suppose it’s a side dish, but we just dumped the wedges into a large bowl and went at them without any thought of a main course. It succeeds because of the play between the pungent, earthy seasonings and the quick, zippy sauce. Either way, it’s another adaptation from Martha Stewart. And for that we thank her.

Recipe Facts

Prep: 10 mins
Cook: 30 mins
Total: 40 mins
Serves: 4 servings

Rate & Comment


For the Sweet Potatoes:

  • 4 medium sweet potatoes, scrubbed

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil

  • 2 teaspoons ground cumin

  • 1 teaspoon paprika

  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger

  • Salt and pepper

For the Sauce:

  • 1 cup plain yogurt

  • 3 tablespoons cilantro, chopped

  • 1 tablespoon fresh lime juice

  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin


  1. For the Sweet Potatoes: Preheat the oven to 400°F. Set a baking sheet in the oven while warming.

  2. Halve the potatoes length-wise, and cut each piece into three wedges.

  3. Mix together the cumin, paprika and ground ginger. Coat the potato wedges quickly with the oil, and then toss with the spices and season with salt and pepper.

  4. Place the potatoes on the preheated baking sheet, in one layer. Set in the oven and cook for 15 minutes. Flip the wedges with a spatula and cook for another 15 minutes.

  5. For the Sauce: Meanwhile, mix together the yogurt, cilantro, lime juice, and cumin to make the yogurt dipping sauce.

  6. To Serve: When the potatoes are done, remove from oven and serve with the sauce.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)
208 Calories
8g Fat
29g Carbs
6g Protein
Show Full Nutrition Label Hide Full Nutrition Label
Nutrition Facts
Servings: 4
Amount per serving
Calories 208
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 8g 11%
Saturated Fat 2g 8%
Cholesterol 3mg 1%
Sodium 305mg 13%
Total Carbohydrate 29g 11%
Dietary Fiber 4g 15%
Total Sugars 12g
Protein 6g
Vitamin C 24mg 121%
Calcium 163mg 13%
Iron 2mg 11%
Potassium 727mg 15%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)