Sweet Potatoes With Yogurt and Cilantro-Chile Sauce

Sweet Potatoes With Yogurt and Cilantro-Chile Sauce

In this luscious vegetable dish, velvety sweet potatoes get a spicy jolt from a chile-spiked cilantro sauce spooned on top. Greek yogurt adds a creamy element and a bit of protein if you’re serving these as a vegetarian main course. As a side dish, they are satisfying yet not the least bit heavy, thanks to the bright flavors of the sauce. You can make the sauce up to 4 hours ahead. Any longer than that and it starts to lose its fresh, tart taste. It’s also very good on roasted carrots.
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  • Serves: 4 persons



  1. Step 1

    Heat the oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Step 2

    In a large bowl, combine 1/4 cup oil, the honey, juice from 1 lime, a large pinch of salt and pepper to taste, and toss with potato wedges. Spread in an even layer on a rimmed baking sheet, bake until tender and lightly browned in spots, 45 to 55 minutes. Sprinkle with additional salt to taste.
  3. Step 3

    Meanwhile, in a food processor, pulse to combine 1/3 cup oil, the cilantro, chiles, garlic, almonds, juice from remaining lime, vinegar and a large pinch of salt, until it forms a chunky purée. Taste and add more salt if needed.
  4. Step 4

    Spoon the sauce over the potatoes, dollop with some yogurt, drizzle with oil, and serve with any remaining yogurt on the side.