Grilled sweet potatoes with cilantro cream and quick chimichurri is the perfect side dish recipe to celebrate summer. Sweet potato slices are tossed olive oil and grilled to a charred perfection. It is then dolloped with the creamiest cilantro cream and flavorful chimichurri. It’s the perfect recipe for your next barbecue or picnic!
I am SOOOOO ready to be grilling all the foods. There’s just something so exciting and summery about breaking out the grill for the summer. It has been quite beautiful here. It’s been in the mid 60s. The skies have been blue, and it’s pretty much been perfect. While we still have had a few snow falls here and there, the next day it has melted reminding us that spring in Wyoming is officially here.
I’m celebrating the start of grilling season with these grilled sweet potatoes. If there’s anything I enjoy grilling more than steaks and burgers, vegetables are definitely at the top of that list. Grilling veggies gives them that perfect charred texture and taste, which I just love. It’s also a great way to utilize the grill in different ways, which keeps you out of the kitchen, away from the stove, and outside hanging by the grill.
These grilled sweet potatoes are so simple and cook up rather quickly, but what sets these grilled sweet potatoes apart from the rest are the chimichurri and cilantro cream. The chimichurri has a slight kick but is so refreshing, and the cilantro cream gives it the perfect creamy texture. All three work so well together in this recipe!
I hope you guys enjoy this recipe as much as I enjoyed creating it for you! Pair these potatoes with a brown ale and have a wonderful weekend friends! xo
3 large sweet potatoes, cut into 1/4 inch slices lengthwise
salt and black pepper
2 tablespoons olive oil
Preheat your grill to medium heat.
While your grill is heating up, prepare your chimichurri and cilantro cream. In the bowl of your food processor, combine the parsley, cilantro, garlic, and red onion. Pulse 2-3 times just to break up the ingredients. Add the olive oil, white wine vinegar, and a dash of salt and black pepper. Pulse until the ingredients just come together. Pour the chimichurri into a bowl and stir in the crushed red pepper. Season to taste and set aside.
Next, prepare your cilantro cream. In a medium bowl, fold together the cilantro, sour cream, mayonnaise, salt and black pepper to taste, garlic powder, and chipotle chili powder until fully combined. Season to taste with additional salt and black pepper and set aside.
Add the sweet potatoes, a generous amount of salt and black pepper and the olive oil to a large bowl. Toss to coat. Place the sweet potatoes directly on the grill and cook for about 4-5 minutes on each side or until cooked through with the perfect scorch or grill marks. Transfer the slices to a platter. Dollop with quick chimichurri and cilantro cream.
Serve the potatoes immediately with additional chimichurri and cilantro cream on the side. Enjoy!