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Spiced Sweet Potato Skewers with Cilantro Yogurt Sauce


Post sponsored by America’s Dairy Farm Families and Importers, in Partnership with the Innovation Center for U.S. Dairy. See beneath for extra particulars.

Even although we grill out all 12 months, I have a tendency to extend my grilling through the spring months. I like to absorb as a lot time as I can exterior, which is an ideal approach to rejoice Earth Day. This 12 months, I’m teaming up with the dairy neighborhood and kicking-off on Earth Day by highlighting how our farmers are making dairy extra sustainable whereas specializing in the land and animal well being. Delivering one of the best care to their cows makes certain now we have entry to recent, high quality dairy merchandise from milk to cheese. It’s no secret that I like my dairy meals and I’m a agency believer that dairy may be a part of a properly balanced food plan with entire grains, legumes, fruits, and greens.

I’ll grill just about something and grilled candy potato has been one in every of my favorites all through the years. The gentle char, the heavy sprinkle of spice, and creamy yogurt sauce makes it a satisfying grilled meal. This yogurt sauce is the proper example- simple to whip up and might have a myriad of makes use of as a dressing for salad, grain bowls, and even enchiladas.

Spiced Sweet Potato Skewers with Cilantro Yogurt Sauce | Naturally Ella


These spiced candy potato skewers are a beautiful vegetarian grilling recipe that’s made due to a straightforward cilantro yogurt sauce!

Course: Main Course

Servings: 2 servings

Calories: 383 kcal


  • 1 pound candy potatoes peeled and minimize into ½” thick half moons
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • ½ teaspoon floor cumin
  • ½ teaspoon floor coriander
  • ½ teaspoon smoked paprika
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 1 medium pink onion

Yogurt Sauce

  • ½ cup entire milk plain yogurt
  • ½ cup loosely packed recent cilantro
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon recent lemon juice
  • ¼ teaspoon salt

For Serving

  • 2 cups cooked grains for serving
  • Minced cilantro for serving
  1. Place a steaming basket in a big pot full of ½” or so of water. Bring to a boil.

  2. Prep candy potatoes: Peel, trim ends, and minimize in half lengthwise. Cut every candy potato half into ½” thick slices. Add the candy potatoes to the steaming basket, cowl, and prepare dinner till candy potatoes are just-tender, four to five minutes. The skewer ought to simply pierce the candy potato however not trigger it to collapse.

  3. Transfer the candy potatoes to a bowl and toss with olive oil, spices, and salt. Let cool sufficient to deal with.

  4. Light grill to medium warmth. Cut onions into items related in measurement to the candy potatoes. Alternate candy potatoes and onion slices on skewers.

  5. Place skewers on grill and prepare dinner, turning often, till candy potatoes have frivolously charred on all sides, eight to 10 minutes.

  6. While the skewers are grilling, mix the components for the dressing in a blender. Puree till clean and there are not any massive items of cilantro.

  7. Serve skewers over grains with a stable drizzle of the dressing and further cilantro if desired.

Sweet Potato Skewers


These skewers are an excellent base for including totally different flavors, greens, and even polenta. A number of of my favourite variations:

Spices: I like to combine up the spices on these candy potato skewers. Chipotle powder, ras el hanout, jerk, or adobo seasoning would all work properly.

Vegetables: A beautiful summer season variation can be to swap the candy potatoes for zucchini or different zucchini squash (which wouldn’t must be steamed).

Polenta: For an addition to those skewers, cooled polenta minimize into cubes can be a stunning addition.

Sauce: This sauce is extra of a dressing consistency. If you’re searching for a thicker sauce, use Greek yogurt. You might additionally add avocado to the sauce.

Cilantro Yogurt Sauce | Naturally Ella
Spiced Sweet Potato Skewers with Cilantro Yogurt Sauce and Amaranth | Naturally Ella

Disclosure: This recipe was created in collaboration with America’s Dairy Farm Families and Importers, in Partnership with the Innovation Center for U.S. Dairy. All ideas and opinions are my very own. It’s content material like this that helps me preserve this web site operating to offer the vegetarian recipes you see each week.

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