Monday, May 13, 2013

80--- Grilled Sweet Potato Wedges with Spicy Adobo Greek Yogurt Sauce

Yes.  You read correctly.  I am using sweet potatoes, not yams.  I know, I know.  It's odd for me.  But I needed a bit milder flavor.  And for that my friends, we use sweet potatoes.

Sweet potatoes have many valuable nutrients such a vitamins C and A and FIBER.  Make sure you eat the skin- where the majority of those nutrients are found!

Grilled Sweet Potato Wedges with Spicy Adobo Greek Yogurt Sauce
Serves 8

6 medium sweet potatoes, quartered into wedges
1/4 cup olive oil
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp fresh ground black pepper
7 oz 2% Greek plain yogurt
4-5 tsp adobo sauce (from a can of chipotle peppers)
1/8 tsp garlic powder
2 green onions, sliced thin

For sauce: Mix together yogurt, adobo sauce (to taste- note: it gets spicier as it chills together), and garlic powder.  Cover and place in refrigerator for 2-4 hours prior to serving.

For potatoes:  Heat grill to medium-high heat.  In a large bowl, drizzle potato wedges with olive oil and toss to coat.  Sprinkle with salt and pepper.

Place wedges cut-side down onto the grill.  Cook for 4-5 minutes, until grill marks appear, then flip and place the other cut-side down.  Cook for additional 4-5 minutes.  Move wedges to a part of the grill away from direct flame and cook, skin-side down for additional 4-5 minutes.

Serve wedges warm drizzled with chilled yogurt sauce.  Garnish with sliced green onions.

Nutrition Info per 3 wedges with 2 Tbsp sauce: 146 calories, 6.2 g fat, 4 g protein, 16 g carbohydrates, 3 g fiber


  1. That looks pretty good.. what kind of sides or main courses would you do with/for this?

  2. This would be lovely as a side dish for grilled fish with a mango salsa, or on the side of a big taco salad! Try my Chopped Taco Salad as a main dish.