Grilled Sweet Potatoes - KNEP - Kentucky Nutrition Education Program


Grilled Sweet Potatoes

Servings:Makes 6 servings


  • 6 medium sweet potatoes
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • ---Dressing---
  • 1 tablespoon finely chopped fresh basil
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • ½ teaspoon lemon zest
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • ¼ teaspoon salt


  1. Prepare grill for hot, direct heat.
  2. Peel sweet potatoes and cut lengthwise or on a diagonal into ½-inch slices.
  3. Coat each slice with olive oil.
  4. Lay sweet potato slices on hot grill.
  5. Cook about 5 minutes on each side until slices are tender and crisp, being careful not to char.
  6. Baste sweet potato slices with dressing and serve hot.
Source: Plate it up! Kentucky Proud Project.
200 calories; 9g fat; 1.5g saturated fat; 0mg cholesterol; 170mg sodium; 26g carbohydrate; 4g fiber; 5g sugar; 2g protein.