Honeyed and savory roasted sweet potatoes make for a perfect side or a pre-workout snack to fuel you up.
- 1 in sweet potato cut half lengthwise
- 2 tsp olive oil
- 1 TBSP liquid honey
- 1/2 tsp of chili powder
- 1/2 tsp sweet or smoked paprika
- 1/2 tsp Harissa or cayenne optional
- Kosher salt + cracked black pepper
- 1 lime halved
- Fresh chopped parsley optional
Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
Brush each sweet potato halve with olive oil, skin included.
Season the entire sweet potato with kosher salt + cracked black pepper.
Score the top halves (interior flesh) with a knife.
Season each top halve with chili powder, paprika and harissa or cayenne, if using.
Bake for 20 mins at 400 degrees F.
Remove from oven and smear the top halves with honey.
Return to oven and bake for another 10 minutes.
Once the sweet potatoes are tender, remove from oven.
Squeeze fresh lime juice over both halves upon serving, and add parsley.
From The Author
I love delicious accidents. Even more so when they are delicious blog-worthy accidents. (It’s like hitting the easy content jackpot, yay!) Who doesn’t want more some extra sweet potato inspo in their lives, anyway?
I had been Googling foods to snack on pre-run and sweet potatoes came up. So, in an effort to spruce things up, I made these bad boys for lunch one afternoon and was over the moon with how they turned out. Don’t get me wrong, I love me some deep’n richly flavored brown sugar and/or curried sweet potatoes, but these possess a balance of sweet and heat that tickles the tastebuds; hitting’em with a splash of bright lime juice doesn’t hurt, either.