These Chili + Honey Roasted Sweet Potatoes With Lime Juice are sweet, savory, and the perfect side dish or pre-run snack.

Comfort food, but make it healthy!

Not only is this a fantastic side dish, but also the perfect fuel for those who enjoy getting out for a run. Sweet potatoes offer up a good balance of protein, carbs, fiber, and micronutrients. Sure, they’re a complex carb, but they’re easier on your stomach than a lot of other options out there. This recipe jazzes things up with a sprinkle of chili powder, a smear of honey, and a squirt of lime juice. Not only are the flavors a hit, but the feeling of nourishing your bod with something so hearty and healthful is pretty damn satisfying.

The gist on making Chili + Honey Roasted Sweet Potatoes With Lime Juice.

Start by preheating your oven to 400º F. Cut your sweet potato in half lengthwise and brush each half, including the skin, with olive or avocado oil. Season the entire sweet potato halves with sea salt and cracked black pepper. With a sharp knife, score the top (interior) halves, and season with chili powder, paprika, and cayenne pepper, if you’re using it. Pop the potatoes into the oven and bake them for about 20 minutes. Remove them from the oven and brush the top halves with honey. Place them back into the oven and bake for another 10 minutes, or until fork tender. (Time will depend on the size of the sweet potatoes.) When done, remove them from the oven and allow them to sit and cool for a few minutes. Before serving, spritz them with fresh lime juice and garnish with fresh chopped parsley

Recipe tips + tricks.

  1. For a scoopable side, cube the sweet potatoes instead (skin on or off) and place them into a bowl. Drizzle them with the olive oil, and then sprinkle the salt, pepper, and seasonings on top. Spread the cubes out evenly onto a baking sheet and bake them until they’re fork tender, about 30 minutes. Remove them from the oven, transfer to a large mixing bowl, and drizzle the honey on top. Then, add a squirt of fresh lime juice. Toss to coat, garnish with fresh chopped parsley, and serve.
  2. Love maple syrup? You can try this recipe by swapping out the honey and lime, and using maple syrup instead. This makes for a great fall side dish.

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Chili + Honey Roasted Sweet Potatoes With Lime Juice

These Chili + Honey Roasted Sweet Potatoes With Lime Juice are sweet, savory, and the perfect side dish or pre-run snack.

Ingredients

  • 1 sweet potato, cut in 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 cayenne pepper (optional)
  • Kosher salt + cracked black pepper
  • 1 lime
  • Fresh chopped parsley (optional)

Instructions 

  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
  • Brush each sweet potato half 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 half 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.
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