Cumin Lime Roasted Sweet Potatoes

$3.01 recipe / $0.75 serving
by Beth - Budget Bytes
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I’ve been making these Cumin Lime Roasted Sweet Potatoes since long before Budget Bytes was started. Why? Because sweet potatoes are delicious and inexpensive, and this particular recipe is easy to prepare and has bright, bold flavors—just my style! I’ve applied this same cumin-lime treatment to countless recipes since then, but pairing it with the subtle creamy sweetness of sweet potatoes will always be my favorite. 

Front view of Cumin Lime Roasted Sweet Potatoes on a baking sheet with cilantro and squeezed lime

What to Serve with Cumin Lime Sweet Potatoes

I kind of made these out of the blue this week because I got one of those sudden cravings, but they go great with any southwest-inspired meal. Serve them alongside dishes like tacos, enchiladas, or grilled meat. Here are a few ideas:

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Cumin Lime Roasted Sweet Potatoes

5 from 5 votes
Bright lime juice and earthy cumin pair perfectly with the subtle creamy sweetness of sweet potatoes in these Cumin Lime Roasted Sweet Potatoes.
Bright lime juice and earthy cumin pair perfectly with the subtle creamy sweetness of sweet potatoes in these Cumin Lime Roasted Sweet Potatoes. BudgetBytes.com
Servings 4
Prep 15 minutes
Cook 35 minutes
Total 50 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1.5 lbs sweet potatoes ($1.99)
  • 2 Tbsp olive oil ($0.32)
  • 1 tsp cumin ($0.10)
  • 1/4 tsp salt ($0.02)
  • 1/4 bunch fresh cilantro ($0.25)
  • 1 fresh lime ($0.33)

Instructions 

  • Preheat the oven to 425ºF. Peel and slice the sweet potatoes into 1/2 inch wide sticks. Place the sweet potatoes on a large baking sheet and drizzle with olive oil. Sprinkle the cumin and salt over top.
  • Pull the cilantro leaves from the stems and roughly chop. Add about 3/4 of the cilantro to the baking sheet with the sweet potatoes, reserving some to add fresh after baking. Toss the sweet potatoes until they are evenly coated in oil, cumin, salt, and cilantro.
  • Roast the sweet potatoes in the oven for 20 minutes, stir, and return to the oven. Roast for about 15 minutes more, or until the sweet potatoes are blistered and browned on the edges.
  • After roasting, add the remaining cilantro and squeeze fresh lime juice over top. Serve warm.

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Nutrition

Serving: 1ServingCalories: 214.7kcalCarbohydrates: 36.45gProtein: 2.93gFat: 6.88gSodium: 244.38mgFiber: 5.75g
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I’m not kidding when I say it’s hard for me to not just stand over the baking sheet and eat them all in one swoop. 😅

Overhead view of Cumin Lime Roasted Sweet Potatoes on the baking sheet with limes and cilantro

How to Make Cumin Lime Roasted Sweet Potatoes – Step by Step Photos

Seasoned Sweet Potatoes cut into fries, on the baking sheet

Preheat the oven to 425ºF. Peel and cut 1.5 lbs. sweet potatoes into 1/2-inch wide sticks. Place the sweet potatoes on a large baking sheet and drizzle with 2 Tbsp olive oil. Sprinkle with 1 tsp cumin and about 1/4 tsp salt. Pull 1/4 bunch cilantro leaves from their stems and roughly chop. Add about 3/4 of the chopped cilantro to the sweet potatoes, saving the rest to add after roasting. Toss the sweet potatoes until they’re evenly coated in oil, cumin, salt, and cilantro.

Roasted Cumin Sweet Potatoes just out of the oven, on the baking sheet

Roast the sweet potatoes in the preheated oven for 20 minutes, stir, then return them to the oven. Roast for about 15 minutes more, or until the sweet potatoes are blistered and browned.

Squeeze Fresh Lime Juice over the roasted sweet potatoes

Squeeze fresh lime juice over top and add the remaining fresh cilantro.

Finished Cumin Lime Roasted Sweet Potatoes on the baking sheet with cilantro and limes

Serve the Cumin Lime Roasted Sweet Potatoes while warm.

Close up side view of Cumin Lime Roasted Sweet Potatoes on the baking sheet

Easy, quick, perfect.

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  1. Awesome recipe – would like to ask though would it work substituting another herb for cilantro (parsley maybe?) I have family members who cannot stand the taste of parsley but love roasted sweet potatoes)

    1. Unfortunately I don’t think parsley would be a good replacement. Their flavors are far too different. If anything, I would simply leave the cilantro out and do a plain cumin lime sweet potato.

  2. Great recipe, though I used carrots in lieu of sweet potato. Still very delicious and I find pairs well with most mexican/spanish dishes.

  3. Really inexpensive and delicious! I make oven baked sweet potato disks and fries regularly with sea salt and olive oil, but I love the cumin and lime added! It makes them even more yummy!

  4. Made these last week with cilantro lime chicken and Beth’s spiced black bean recipe. So amazing! Definitely going into my cooking rotation!

  5. These look awesome! I love pairing sweet potatoes with “mexican” type flavors.

    Thank you!