Citrus-Spiced Roasted Sweet Potatoes


Discover the harmonious blend of flavors in Citrus-Spiced Roasted Sweet Potatoes. This dish combines the natural sweetness of sweet potatoes with the zesty tang of lime and the earthy warmth of cumin, creating a side dish that's both comforting and invigorating. It's a perfect accompaniment to any meal needing a touch of brightness.

Citrus-Spiced Roasted Sweet Potatoes

Preparation and Cooking Times

  • Preparation Time: 10 minutes
  • Cooking Time: 30 minutes
  • Total Time: 40 minutes

Servings and Serving Size

  • Serves: 4
  • Serving Size: 1 cup

Nutritional Profile (per serving)

  • Calories: 180 kcal
  • Carbohydrates: 41g
  • Fiber: 6g
  • Sugar: 7g
  • Fat: 2g
  • Sodium: 70mg


  • Sweet Potatoes, peeled and cubed: 800g (28 oz / 1.76 lb)
  • Olive Oil: 15 ml (0.5 oz / 0.03 lb)
  • Ground Cumin: 5g (0.18 oz / 0.01 lb)
  • Fresh Lime Juice: 30 ml (1 oz / 0.06 lb)
  • Lime Zest: From 1 lime
  • Salt and Pepper: To taste
  • Fresh Cilantro, chopped: For garnish

Detailed Method of Preparation

  1. Preheat oven: Preheat your oven to 200°C (400°F).
  2. Season the sweet potatoes: In a large bowl, toss the sweet potato cubes with olive oil, ground cumin, lime juice, lime zest, salt, and pepper.
  3. Roast: Spread the seasoned sweet potatoes in a single layer on a baking sheet. Roast for about 30 minutes, turning halfway through, until tender and lightly browned.
  4. Serve: Transfer to a serving dish and sprinkle with fresh cilantro.

Tips for Culinary Success

  • Cut the sweet potatoes into evenly sized pieces for uniform cooking.
  • For extra crispness, roast the sweet potatoes for an additional 5-10 minutes.
  • Drizzle with a little honey or maple syrup before serving for added sweetness.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Can I make this dish ahead of time?

Yes, you can roast the sweet potatoes ahead and reheat them in the oven when ready to serve.

What can I pair this dish with?

It pairs beautifully with grilled meats, fish, or as a hearty vegetarian main with a salad.

Can I use other spices?

Absolutely! Feel free to experiment with spices like paprika, garlic powder, or chili powder.