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.
A Perfectly Balanced Snack or Side!
Not only are these roasted sweet potatoes a fantastic side dish, but they also lend themselves as fuel for anyone who likes to get out for some afternoon cardio.
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 amps things up with a sprinkle of chili powder, smoked paprika, and cayenne, along with a smear of honey and a refreshing squeeze of lime juice.
Not only are the flavors a hit, but the feeling of nourishing your bod with something so hearty and healthful is incredibly satisfying.
Calling for Ingredients You Probably Already Have
- Sweet Potato
- Avocado or olive oil
- Raw or organic liquid honey
- Chili powder
- Paprika—sweet or smoked add a nice touch
- Cayenne pepper
- Sea salt and cracked black pepper
- Fresh parsley
Got an Air Fryer?
Try these Honey Lime Air Fryer Sweet Potatoes!
How to Roast Sweet Potatoes With Honey and Lime.
- Preheat the 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.
Why You’ll Love This Recipe:
- It’s a nutrient-rich source of carbs, which makes it a great post-workout snack since
- This recipe requires very few ingredients, most of them being pantry staples
- It’s a healthy option
- It’s super easy to prepare
- You can adapt it to your preference! Play with the seasoning, and even swap honey for maple syrup!
More Sweet Potato Recipes You’ll Love:
- Honey Lime Air Fryer Sweet Potatoes
- Coconut Curry Instant Pot Lentil Soups with Sweet Potatoes
- Honey Miso Roasted Sweet Potatoes
- Smokey + Spicy Sweet Potato Soup
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Chili + Honey Roasted Sweet Potatoes With Lime Juice
- 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)
- 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.
20 Comments on “Chili + Honey Roasted Sweet Potatoes With Lime Juice”
These were a huge hit for a recent family gathering. Love the combo of flavors!
You had me at chili honey…and adding lime juice for that extra tang was the perfect touch. This was an amazing side dish!
I love that you gave me the idea of making this for a pre-run snack. I find it so hard to eat before working out, and I need something that will fuel me without weighing me down. This looks perfect!
I’ve never seen sweet potatoes look so beautiful! I actually just bought some sweet potatoes on sale and this looks like an amazing side dish for the upcoming week. Excited to try it!
Absolutely gorgeous! Made them for the first time last night and it was just the most amazing combination of sweet, spicy and sour! 10 out of 10! LOVE your recipes :)
Oooooo…. Just when I thought sweet potatoes couldn’t get any better! These look amazing. :)
Score the sweet potatoes prior to olive oil. That can potentially avoid a nasty cut. Otherwise , a solid easy recipe with moderate flavor.
This was a good side to a beef dish and super cheap to make.
Because I eat plant-based, I replaced the honey with maple syrup! Oh my, DELICIOUSNESS,!
I think these would be much improved by baking them whole until tender, then splitting & scoring them, adding the flavorings, & baking for an additional ten minutes. The instructions given resulted in an under-cooked, somewhat dry yam.
Sorry your yam turned out undercooked and dry! This is the first I hear of this happening but I’m definitely taking it to consideration and will give your method a go. I need to re-photograph this recipe anyway ;) Thanks for the feedback!
I love your photos! Your sweet potatoes look so tasty!
Thanks so much, Shareba!
Love your blog’s name! Am looking forward to a cooler day to turn on the oven to make this.
Thanks so much, Tamara! Funny you mention a cooler day to turn the oven on — I’ve been feeling this exact same way. I recently shared this recipe which is *perfect* for days where it’s too hot to cook, in case it’s of interest: https://www.killingthyme.net/2017/05/28/cold-soba-noodle-salad-with-spicy-peanut-sauce/
Def keep me posted either way :)
I made them on the grill!
Love this idea! I mean, it’s summer. We should be grilling ALL THE THINGS! <3
Pretty in love with these chili roasted sweet potatoes. They look like such a simple but delicious snack that you could pair with anything (especially avocado).
Yesssssss these would be amazing with avocado, Meredith! Now I need to make these again and include that addition :)