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5 vegetarian grilling recipes for summer

By: Enrique Gili on Aug. 7, 2010, 10:33 a.m.
Chile-Lime Sweet Potatoes

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Chile-Lime Sweet Potatoes

The marriage of Southern comfort food laced with smoky Latin condiments is the perfect complement to grilled vegetable sandwiches and cold beers.

Prep time: 15 minutes

Total cooking time: 45 minutes

Servings: 4-6


  • 2 lb. sweet potatoes
  • Juice and zest from 1 lime
  • 2 tablespoons of sesame oil
  • 1 teaspoon of chili pepper
  • 1 clove of garlic, pulverized
  • .5 teaspoon of coarse salt
  • Light grill.
  • Bring a 5- to 6-quart container to boil. Peel sweet potatoes. Cut lengthwise in half, and divide into eights. Boil until tender. Remove from heat after about 5 minutes. And let cool.
  • Combine the remaining ingredients in a large bowl. Stir until aroma of lime and oil pervade the air. Create a smooth dark-brown glaze in the process, about 2 minutes.
  • Toss sweet potatoes into bowl. Let stand for 15 minutes.
  • Add sweet potatoes to medium-high grill. Flip and rotate until the potatoes start to crisp and the glaze blackens. Remove from heat. Serve hot.