A delicious, quick and easy side dish for the sweet potato fans out there- A sweet and salty spice rub take these grilled sweet potatoes to the next level- Perfect for grilling season or an easy weeknight meal the whole family would love! Naturally paleo, gluten free and vegan!
No, your eyes are not deceiving you.
Me, the self proclaimed white potato advocate has moved to the
dark sweet side.
Not really. Never. Me and the humble white potato will never have a negative relationship. I mean, I did eat a kilo of them in a single day. I then did it again. I followed that up by eating a kilo of potatoes a day for seven days straight.
If that’s not love I don’t know what love is.
It’s not like I despise the sweeter sister of the white ones- I just have favourites. Saying that, it’s as though i’m in the minority here. My recipe for Kettle Corn Baked Potatoes, while delicious, is one of my least popular recipes posted on here. Not only that, but my least popular recipe is my marinated pesto potato salad. The irony? The three most popular ones are my sweet potato and cheddar pancakes, spicy sweet potato and pumpkin dip and my baked falafel muffins– The two recipes which incorporate sweet potatoes.
Saying that though, just because sweet potatoes are clearly the popular of the two spuds, I’m not changing my tastes or recipes to cater for that. If I do have a delicious sweet potato or experiment with one successfully, great. However, I’m also going to do the same with the white spuds too because they are delicious and even if the only person who pins it is my mum, so be it.
Just kidding, that will never happen. She thinks the Pinterest symbol is the ‘STOP’ sign in some foreign country.
When my friend invited me to a memorial day barbecue, I knew this would be the perfect dish to bring, or rather, grill up.
These Kettle Corn Grilled Sweet Potatoes are THE sweet potato recipe you need to convert a non-sweet potato fan to be one. While grilling the potatoes already make them a winner, the added sweet and salty spice rub takes it to the next level. For those who have a decent spice tolerance, I’d recommend even adding a dash of smoked paprika and red pepper flakes (which I most certainly did for myself). I love the flavour of this coconut oil for coating them and the taste of this coconut sugar for the seasoning.
I’ve mentioned on here several times before but adding a dash of salt to sweet foods (like this oatmeal or these pancakes) bring out the sweetness even more. These are also the perfect side dish to serve at a barbecue or even during the week with your main meal. Do one better and serve up a whole plateful with a side of sour cream or condiment of choice and go to town.
The next time you turn the grill on, have your seasoned sweet potatoes ready. Also, if you choose to give the white ones the same treatment, I won’t mind.
In fact, I’ll cheers to that.
- 3-4 large sweet potatoes, cut into discs
- 1 T coconut oil, melted*
- 1 T coconut sugar
- 1 T sea salt
- 1 tsp smoked paprika (optional)
- 1 tsp + red pepper flakes (optional)
- In a large mixing bowl, add the sweet potato discs and coconut oil and mix roughly.
- Add the coconut sugar, sea salt, smoked paprika and red pepper flakes and mix very well until potatoes are fully coated.
- Heat a grill or barbecue and coat generously with cooking spray or brush will coconut oil.
- Layer your sweet potato discs and cook for approximately 12-15 minutes, flipping when charred and soft on one side
- * I tried this with 2-3 T oil and the sweet potatoes stuck to the grill and became too soft. By only using 1 tablespoon, they came out charred and semi crispy!
- Cooking time depends on temperature and power of your grill. Mine were done within 25 minutes, flipping once.
Sweet Potato and Pumpkin Dip (Paleo, Vegan, Gluten Free)
Healthy Sweet Potato and Cheddar Pancakes (Gluten Free, High Protein)
Baked Falafel Muffins (Vegan, Gluten Free)
What is your favourite thing to grill?
Am I going to make friends grilling these on Memorial day?