Turmeric and Ginger Sweet Potatoes

IMG_1102I love potatoes. Who doesn’t love potatoes? And what I really love are sweet potatoes. The bright orange delicious ones.IMG_1095I was inspired by Gina of So…Let’s Hang Out and these Turmeric Roasted Sweet Potatoes and Parsley Tahini Sauce. Sadly, when I was meal planning I did NOT check the weather, and it was way too hot to turn on the oven the day I decided to make these.  So, I improvised and went with big slices of potato that could be cooked on the grill. Also, I only have whole cloves in my pantry and was feeling a bit too lazy to grind them up (on a Tuesday, forgive me!). So I tossed slices of yams with coconut oil, ginger, turmeric, salt and pepper, and threw them on the grill with some asparagus and fish. So delicious! Honestly might be my new favorite way to cook potatoes. Such a great combination of sweet, salty and earthy. Thanks Gina for the inspiration! One note: if your potatoes are cold out of the fridge, the coconut oil will harden as you toss it with the cold potatoes. Nothing wrong with this, but it does make it harder to evenly distribute the oil and spices.IMG_1097Of course, if it is not 80 degrees at 8 pm at your house, feel free to cube the potatoes and roast them in a 400 degree oven.IMG_1101I did make the Parsley Tahini Sauce, but honestly I didn’t think the potatoes needed it. They were just so good on their own. However, it was a nice addition to the salmon and asparagus, so all in all a good endeavor.IMG_1103

Grilled Turmeric and Ginger Sweet Potatoes

  • Servings: 2
  • Difficulty: Easy
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  • Approximately 3 sweet potatoes or yams sliced about 1/4 inch thick
  • 3 Tbs. coconut oil, melted
  • 1/2 tsp. ground ginger
  • 1 tsp. turmeric
  • 1 tsp. sea salt
  • 1/4 tsp. black pepper

Toss all of the ingredients together, and lay out on a perforated pan for your grill. Cook the potatoes for approximately 20 minutes, flipping halfway through.

The message that I hope to convey to you with this post is to be inspired, and never feel held back by the circumstances of your kitchen. Don’t have a spice or an herb? Substitute another! Too hot to cook something you were dying to try? Take it outside! Don’t have a grill? See if you can pan sear or broil whatever it is that inspires you.

I’d love to hear about how you make substitutions in a pinch.


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Filed under Quick Healthy, Recipes, Side Dishes, Vegetable

One response to “Turmeric and Ginger Sweet Potatoes

  1. I love sweet potatoes. Love. So so much love. And they are sweet potatoes, not yams. Yams vary in color, but I typically see white ones (they’re sweet in flavor too).


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