Sweet Potato Skewers

Another delicious way to enjoy the seasonal sweet potatoes; on a skewer, roasted or grilled! These make the perfect snack for guests or side dish for anything you like. We loved them dipped in a sundried tomato pesto dipping sauce.

Level

Beginner

Category

  • Vegetarian
  • Health
  • Side Dish

Cooking Methods

  • Roasting

Serves

4

Prep Time

40 minutes

Cooking Time

15 minutes

Ingredients

For the Sweet Potato Skewers:

  • 4 small red skin sweet potatoes
  • 30ml (2 Tbsp) olive oil
  • 10ml (2 tsp) ground cumin
  • 5ml (1 tsp) garlic powder
  • Zest of 1 lemon
  • Wooden skewers, soaked in water for 30 minutes

For the Dipping Sauce:

  • 45ml (3 Tbsp) sundried tomato pesto
  • 125ml (1/2 cup) plain double thick yoghurt
  • Zest and juice of 1 lemon
  • Salt and black pepper, to taste

Directions

For the Sweet Potato Skewers:

  1. Soak 4 long wooden skewers on cold water overnight or at least 1 hour.
  2. Pre heat the oven to 180°. Cut the sweet potatoes into 2-3cm blocks and skewer the sweet potato onto the wooden skewers.
  3. Combine the olive oil with the cumin, garlic powder and lemon zest. Brush this oil mixture over the sweet potato skewers and bake in the oven for about 35-40 minutes or until cooked, baste and turn the skewers regularly while cooking.
  4. For the Dipping Sauce:

    1. Mix together all ingredients and season to taste.
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