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Grilled Sweet Potato Salad

Grilled Sweet Potato Salad


Since everyone I’m talking to these days is in the mood to grill and chill…I thought I’d go back in my archives and share a great recipe I discovered one summer long ago.

This Grilled Sweet Potato Salad is unique and just delicious. It’s pairs up wonderfully with these Jamaican Jerk Chicken Wings and really with anything hot off the grill. The smoky lime dressing is the perfect complement to the sweetness of the grilled potatoes.

I honestly never thought to grill sweet potatoes until I came across this recipe. 


Grilled Sweet Potato Salad


I’m always looking for new ways to enjoy sweet potatoes. They aren’t just for Thanksgiving that’s for sure. We love them roasted or in my family’s favorite quick weeknight meal but grilling them was a fun way to change things up.

Enjoy the recipe and your weekend!


Grilled Sweet Potato Salad


More sweet potato recipes:

Black Bean and Sweet Potato Enchilada Bake

Maple Mustard Roasted Pork Tenderloin with Mango and Sweet Potatoes

Roasted Veggie and Black Bean Burritos

Roasted Sweet Potatoes with Brussels Sprouts and Pecans


Grilled Sweet Potato Salad

  • Author: Aggie Goodman


  • 2 1/2 pounds sweet potatoes, peeled
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 23 scallions, sliced diagonally
  • 2 teaspoons fresh lime juice
  • lime wedges
  • handful chopped cilantro


  1. In a large saucepan, add whole sweet potatoes and cover with cold salted water by 1 inch. Bring to a simmer, covered, and cook until just tender, about 15 to 30 minutes, depending on size of potatoes. Test with a knife.
  2. Place potatoes in a a colander and run under cold water to cool. With a sharp knife peel potatoes and cut crosswise into 1/2-inch-thick slices.
  3. In a small bowl whisk together oil, salt, and cumin and brush some onto both sides of potato slices, reserving remaining cumin oil.
  4. Preheat your grill. Grill potato slices on an oiled rack set 5 to 6 inches over glowing coals until golden brown, about 1 minute on each side, and transfer to a platter. Sprinkle green onion over grilled potatoes. Whisk lime juice into remaining cumin oil with salt and pepper to taste and drizzle over potatoes. Serve potato salad with additional lime wedges and chopped cilantro if desired.
  5. Updated: I just wanted to note to keep an eye on your potatoes as they are boiling, you want them firm and not too soft. But you want to parboil them enough to take the bite out of them so they aren’t completely raw on the grill.
  6. Also, according to one of the reviews on epicurious, the potatoes can be boiled and sliced ahead of time and grilled later.

Grilled Sweet Potato Salad

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28 comments on “Grilled Sweet Potato Salad”

  1. SO book marking this. Sounds delicious. Love sweet tatoes but have never had them on the grill

  2. I’m glad you reposted this recipe. It sounds great. Have you boiled the potatoes earlier in the day and then just grilled and dressed them later?

  3. THis looks delicious! I would have thought that sweet potatoes would be too delicate if boiled first but your picture looks perfect. They stayed together very well! I’m going to try this!

  4. These look delicious. I’m amazed the potatoes didn’t fall apart or stick to the grill. The cumin oil was a stroke of genius.

  5. Nice photos. You just can’t beat grilling veggies.

  6. oh totally lovin this one!

  7. Hooray! A different way to serve the hubby sweet potatoes other than sweet potato souffle! I needed a new recipe

  8. Keep an eye on the potatoes as they are boiling…depending on their size they may not need more than 15 or so minutes, you don’t want them to be too soft.

  9. Great pics and great recipe! We love sweet potatoes like nothing else.

  10. What a great recipe. I’m always on the lookout for a new and different potato salad. Love the sweets and will def. be trying this. Thanks!

  11. I love sweet potatoes and just have to try this. It sounds wonderful with the cumin and lime.

  12. The first time I saw grilled sweet potato was on a Bobby Flay show. I’ve been tempted ever since. Now, thanks to you, I’m going to give it a go. Thank you my friend.

  13. Ok…Love the sound of this baby! Yep…it is workin’ for me! And what a gorgeous blog. Triple yum!!

  14. That recipe looks so good. I love sweet potatoes but have never had them grilled. A great change from roasted or mashed. I love the Caribbean flavors too. What a good summer barbeque salad.

  15. Great photos, they make me want to dig right in

  16. I’m not really sure how I feel about Sweet Potatoes. Some times I like them, sometimes not. These, however, look quite tempting.

  17. Oh my gosh, this looks amazing! I can’t wait to try this!

  18. I love the grill marks on the sweet potatoes, your photos are beautiful!!

  19. This looks great, and I love the pairing with Jamaican jerk.

  20. Wow that looks amazing! The photo looks delicious and the recipe sounds perfect. Yum!

  21. Sounds delish!!! Just love grilled veggies! Great post… 😉

  22. I’ve never had sweet potatoes on the grill before. These look awesome!

  23. Found you on foodgawker. This sweet potato salad looks AMAZING! I'd love to try it out.

  24. Ohhhh, this sounds so good! Have you seen the 101 cookbooks blog? She has a baked sweet potato falafel recipe there that I made this last weekend that is scrumptious! I'll have to try this one now. Thanks!

  25. I absolutely love the idea of this. I’m always looking for ways to make sweet potatoes that goes beyond the typical, and this fits the bill perfectly. Thanks for the rewind!

    • Thank you! This recipe has been a favorite for a while, it’s such a nice way to change up how to serve sweet potatoes! I hope you try and enjoy!

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