Cilantro Lime Baked Sweet Potato Fries

Cilantro Lime Baked Sweet Potato Fries is a remarkably delicious and simple New recipe take on plain old sweet potato fries; baked to a healthy perfection with a wild and delicious splash of flavor including cumin and lime in a delicious dipping sauce of Cilantro Lime Ranch.

I bet you are all wondering, “How in the heck did cilantro and lime get in this mix?“, You absolutely have to try this winning combination of delicious Baked Sweet Potato Fries with a hint of lime and cumin in a cilantro lime Ranch sauce to believe how awesome those flavors work together- Seriously try them!Cilantro Lime Sweet Potato Fries

 

 

Some Sweet Potato Facts…

  • Although the soft, orange sweet potato is often called a “yam” in parts of North America, the sweet potato is botanically very distinct from a genuine yam, which is native to Africa and Asia and belongs to the monocot family Dioscoreaceae.
  • Sweet potatoes have been said to have unique health benefits. They are loaded with vitamins A, C, and E – antioxidants that can help prevent heart disease and cancer, bolster the immune system and even slow aging by promoting good vision and healthy skin. They have been recently reclassified as an “anti-diabetic” food. They are anti-inflammatory and can protect against emphysema.
  • Sweet potatoes are high in Beta Carotene. They are said to be an excellent source of copper, manganese, potassium, iron and vitamin B-6.
  • Sweet potatoes can be: Baked, steamed, boiled, microwaved, fried, mashed, pureed or eaten raw
  • Sweet potatoes are high in Beta Carotene and vitamins E and C.
  • Sweet potatoes offer other nutrients such as potassium, iron, and vitamin B-6
  • Sweet potatoes are roots, compared to regular potatoes which are tubers (underground stems).
  • Sweet potatoes are the official vegetable for North Carolina.
Cilantro Lime Baked Sweet Potato Fries
  • 4 large sweet potatoes
  • 3 tablespoons of olive oil for tossing
  • zest of 1 lime
  • juice of 1 lime
  • 1/2 teaspoon of cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon of kosher salt
  • fresh ground pepper to taste
  • 1 recipe for Cilantro Lime Ranch Dipping sauce, below
Directions for Sweet Potatoes
  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees
  2. Place a baker’s rack on a large cookie sheet. In a large bowl toss sweet potatoes with 3 tablespoons of olive oil, juice of 1 lime, lime zest, cumin, kosher salt, and fresh ground pepper.
  3. Spread sweet potatoes in single layer on prepared baking sheet on top of bakers rack, being sure not to overcrowd.
  4. Bake until sweet potatoes is tender and light golden brown, turning occasionally, about 20 minutes.
  5. Let stand 5 to 10 minutes before serving.
Cilantro Lime Ranch Dipping Sauce
  • 1/2 cup of real mayonnaise
  • 1/4 cup of sour cream
  • 2 tablespoons of fresh finely chopped cilantro
  • 1/2 tablespoon of fresh dill, minced
  • 1 tablespoon of minced fresh chives
  • zest of 1 lime
  • juice of 1 lime
  • Dash hot sauce
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1/8 teaspoon of  kosher salt
  • fresh ground black pepper
  • 1/4 of a cup of buttermilk
Directions
  1. In a medium bowl combine mayonnaise, sour cream, chopped cilantro, fresh dill, minced chives, zest of 1 lime, juice, of 1 lime, dash of hot sauce, kosher salt, fresh black pepper to taste, and buttermilk taste and adjust seasonings if desired.
  2. Best if chilled for 2-3 hours (overnight is best) before using.

 

 

 

5 from 5 votes
Cilantro Lime Sweet Potato Fries
Cilantro Lime Baked Sweet Potato Fries
Prep Time
20 mins
Cook Time
20 mins
Total Time
40 mins
 
Cilantro Lime Baked Sweet Potato Fries is a remarkably delicious and simple New recipe take on plain old sweet potato fries; baked to a healthy perfection with a wild and delicious splash of flavor including cumin and lime in a delicious dipping sauce of Cilantro Lime Ranch.
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Cilantro, Fries, Lime, Sweet Potato
Servings: 4 People
Author: hmccallum
Ingredients
  • 4 large Sweet Potatoes Sliced
  • 2-3 tablespoons Oil for tossing
  • 1 Lime Zest and Juice of
  • 1/2 teaspoon Cumin
  • Kosher salt sprinkle to own taste
  • freshly ground black pepper to own taste
  • 1 recipe Cilantro Lime Ranch Dipping sauce See blog post
Cilantro Lime Ranch Dipping Sauce
  • 1/2` cup Real mayonnaise
  • 1/4 cup Sour Cream
  • 2 tablespoons Fresh chopped cilantro
  • 1 tablespoon Fresh dill
  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh chives
  • 1 Lime zest and Juice of
  • 1 dash Hot Sauce your brand
  • 2 clove Garlic minced
  • Kosher salt to own taste
  • Black pepper to own taste
  • 1/4 cup buttermilk
Instructions
Instructions for Cilantro Lime Ranch Dipping sauce
  1. In a medium bowl combine mayonnaise, sour cream, chopped cilantro, fresh dill, minced chives, zest of 1 lime, juice, of 1 lime, dash of hot sauce, kosher salt, fresh black pepper to taste, and buttermilk taste and adjust seasonings if desired.
  2. Best if chilled for 2-3 hours (overnight is best) before using.
Cilantro Lime Baked Sweet Potato Fries
  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees
  2. Place a baker’s rack on a large cookie sheet. In a large bowl toss sweet potatoes with 3 tablespoons of olive oil, juice of 1 lime, lime zest, cumin, kosher salt, and fresh ground pepper.
  3. Spread sweet potatoes in single layer on prepared baking sheet on top of bakers rack, being sure not to overcrowd.
  4. Bake until sweet potatoes is tender and light golden brown, turning occasionally, about 20 minutes.

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