These Vegan Grilled Sweet Potatoes with Creamy Avocado Lime Sauce are the perfect Summer appetizer, snack or side dish for July 4th weekend!
We’re on the official countdown to July 4th and if you’re looking for a healthy side dish to jazz up your family BBQ or potluck, you’re going to love these vegan grilled sweet potatoes with creamy avocado lime sauce. I’m all about simplicity, and tossing a few sweet potatoes in olive oil and Tajin seasoning is exactly how I want to roll all summer long. They’re honestly delicious just as is and Baby E LOVES them. But I think it’s a proven fact that everyone LOVES to get saucy, and anything with avocado is a win.
key ingredients for this recipe
Sweet Potato – This recipe uses 3 medium size sweet potatoes cut into wedges.
Tajin – I first started using Tajin on what now has become my most popular recipe of all time- my Watermelon Fries. It’s this amazing Mexican lime, chili, salt seasoning that will legit blow your mind. I put it on pretty much EVERYTHING but it’s particularly good on sweet fruit and veggies like these vegan grilled sweet potatoes.
Avocado – Avocado makes this sauce creamy, dreamy, and full of healthy fats! Be sure to use ripe avo’s to get the creaminess we desire.
Cilantro – I LOVE cilantro, but I totally understand if you’re not a cilantro person. So feel free to omit this ingredient or substitute with another herb like parsley or basil, you can totally make it your own.
Lime Juice – For a delicious citrus kick, of course. Feel free to use lemon juice if you don’t have limes.
Garlic – This sauce uses one garlic clove, but you can of course add as much or as little as you like. Interesting nutrition factoid – garlic is a PREbiotic meaning it’s good for your gut! The more you know, you know?
How to Make Vegan Grilled Sweet Potatoes
The key to good grilled sweet potato wedges like these is that you want to get a crisp outside and a tender pillowy soft inside. The most reliable way to accomplish that is to just par-boil them just a bit (making sure you pat them super dry, and then grill them over medium heat until they get those nice amazing grill marks.
How to Make Creamy Avocado Sauce?
This could not be simpler. Basically I just puree together some avocado, lime, cilantro and garlic, until super smooth, and I add water to thin it to a spoonable sauce. If you want to make this more like a dip (which is totally amazing too for these vegan grilled sweet potatoes), I suggest omitting the water. I mean, it’s avocado, you can’t screw this up.
faq about this recipe
how can i make the sauce higher in protein?
So easy! If you’re not vegan, you can add some cottage cheese or Greek yogurt to the sauce to boost up the protein and calcium content. If you want to keep the sauce vegan, you can try adding in some soy yogurt, hemp hearts, or nutritional yeast which will give it an cheesy flavour.
is this recipe kid friendly?
It sure is! There is something about dipable foods that makes my little guy go cray cray. This recipe is a perfect example and is always a hit with my son.
can i roast the sweet potatoes if i don’t have a grill?
For sure! I would suggest sprinkling with a little bit of corn starch to help the sweet potatoes crisp up in the oven. Try roasting at 425 F for 15-20 minutes on each side. If you desire more crispiness, you can broil for 5 minutes.
do you have any other grilled summer recipes?
You bet I do! Here are some of my summer recipe essentials.
I’m just getting started with grill season, so I would love to know some of your favourite grilled side dishes and mains for Summer? Leave me a comment below!
Vegan Grilled Sweet Potatoes with Creamy Avocado Lime Sauce
- Place the potatoes in a large saucepan and cover with water. Bring to a boil, cover and simmer for 4 minutes until crisp tender. Drain well and dry very well.
- Toss with olive oil and tajin.
- Grill over medium heat, covered, for 10 or so minutes or until tender with grill marks.
- To a blender, puree the avocado, garlic, lime, olive oil, cilantro, water and salt and pepper, to taste.
- Serve the sweet potato wedges topped with the avocado sauce and enjoy.
Updated on June 24th, 2020
Abbey Sharp is a Registered Dietitian (RD), regulated by the Ontario College of Dietitians. She is a mom, YouTuber, Blogger, award winning cookbook author, media coach specializing in food and nutrition influencers, and a frequent contributor to national publications like Healthline and on national broadcast TV shows.