Grilled Sweet Potatoes With Chimichurri & Tajin Drizzle

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Sweet potatoes have become such a buzzy food. With The Whole 30 Diet sweeping the nation periodically, sweet potatoes have become the filling starch of choice while all others have been banished to the naughty corner.

I don’t believe in naughty foods. I do believe in eating foods that taste good, make you happy AND that those foods can also be good for you. I try to live by this. Sometimes I push it a bit too far in one direction or another, but mostly, I live in this space.

Grilled Sweet Potatoes with Chimichurri and Tajin drizzleThe sweet bonus

Sweet potatoes are one of the foods that help me to live right in the middle. I find their sweet, carby taste a bit indulgent and filling. But I also know that they’re nutritious.

Not only were these sweet potatoes delicious, but they were also simple and wholesome. All the tastes work together so beautifully that we’ve made this recipe over and over again.

The toppings

The Chimichurri is tangy, vibrant and fresh. The Tajin Lime Cream is smooth, with a hint of tangy spice and cool lime, and the sweet potatoes themselves are sweet (obviously), hearty and healthy.

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Oh and if you’ve never tried Tajin before you’re missing out. It’s the main spice in the cream and a popular spice in Mexican cooking. It’s usually on Mexican Street Corn, also called Elote, and sometimes you can find it on the rim of a margarita. It’s addictive.

sweet potato - The Everyday Mom Life sweet potato - The Everyday Mom LifeI can’t stress enough how much we love this recipe. My husband dreams of it and wishes he could eat it probably once a day. I’ve it because it’s so incredibly delicious and it’s also something that I feel good about indulging in.

Grab the full recipe below and see just why we love it.

P.S. Make the Chimichurri the day before and give the ingredients time to really fuse together so it can sing in the dish. It’s always a good idea to give Chimichurri 24 hours.

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sweet potato - The Everyday Mom Life

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Grilled Sweet Potato Steaks with Chimichurri

These grilled sweet potato steaks will become your favorite side dish, appetizer OR even eat them as a main dish. They're that good and that filling. 
5 from 7 votes
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Course: Appetizer, Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: sweet potato recipe, sweet potatoes
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 6 minutes
Total Time: 16 minutes
Servings: 6
Author: Rachel

Ingredients

Sweet Potato Ingredients

  • 4 large sweet potatoes, cut into rounds diagonally
  • 3 Tbsp. of olive oil
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Chimichurri Ingredients

  • 1 cup of cilantro
  • 3/4 cup of parsley
  • 2 Tbsp. + 1 tsp. of vinegar
  • 2 Tbsp. red onion
  • 1.5 tsp. of garlic
  • 1.5- 2 tsp. of lime juice
  • 1 tsp. garlic powder
  • 1/4 tsp. crushed red pepper
  • 1.5 tsp. of salt
  • 1 tsp. of pepper

Tajin Sauce

  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1/4 cup of mayonnaise
  • 1.5 tsp. of Tajin
  • 1 tsp. of lime juice
  • 1/2 tsp. garlic powder

Instructions

  • Preheat grill to medium heat or about 350 degrees.
  • Wash sweet potatoes well.
  • Slice them in ¼-inch slices diagonally.
  • Coat sweet potatoes in olive oil and toss with salt and pepper to taste.
  • In a food processor, combine your ingredients for the Chimichurri sauce and blend until pureed.
  • Add your sweet potatoes to the grill. Put them directly on the grill slats. Cook each side for about 5 – 6 minutes or until they are soft.
  • While they cook, mix together the ingredients for the Tajin Drizzle in a bowl. Whisk together until well combined.
  • When the sweet potato steaks are done, serve immediately. Drizzled the Chimichurri over them and top each with a dollop of Tajin Drizzle.
  • Reserve additional Chimichurri and Tajin Drizzle for dipping.

 

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52 COMMENTS

  1. I loved sweet potatoes before they ever started trending. I’ve been eating them as long as I can remember and your sweet potato steaks look absolutely amazing. I can’t wait to make them!

  2. This looks so yummy and would be perfect to make for my next family gathering. I would have never thought to grill sweet potatoes. I’m sure I’ve been truly missing out.

  3. My father likes Sweet Potato so the next time he visits I plan on sharing your post with him and seeing if he would like to try this out because it would give him a new dish to try out.

  4. I love chimichurri and I think it goes well with the grilled sweet potatoes! It’s definitely a healthier alternative and I’d love to try this recipe soon. It looks so, so good!

  5. I will tell you this every single time… COME FEED ME. you rock hard core in the kitchen!!! Voting for you NOW!!!!!

  6. Yummy! I wonder if I could use Korean sweet potatoes for this? My in-laws always give us a bunch from their garden. I doubt I can convince my husband we need to buy a different kind 🤦‍♀️

  7. Oh my goodness, this looks like such a delicious recipe! With so many autumn parties coming up in the near future, this would be a great thing to make when either hosting your own, or being invited to someone else’s!

  8. I am a little ashamed to say this but I have never had sweet potatoes lol. These do look delicious though. Maybe I can try them one day


  9. Wow! This looks really delicious. It’s been a while since we had sweet potatoes and I would love to try this. Thank you for sharing the recipe. I am so curious to try some Chimichurri.

  10. I’m loving the perfect grill marks on them. I’ve never thought of topping sweet potatoes like that. Thanks for the great idea.

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