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
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