Tropical Sweet Potato Fries


Sweet potatoes make a perfect summer treat, especially with a nice twist by using lime zest! Boiling the potatoes beforehand allows them to cook perfectly once in the oven. This pairs well with seafood and burgers alike.

Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
40 mins
Total Time:
50 mins
2 servings


  • 2 sweet potatoes, unpeeled

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil, or as needed

  • salt and ground black pepper

  • 1 tablespoon sea salt

  • 1 ½ teaspoons grated lime zest

  • teaspoon chili powder

  • teaspoon paprika

  • teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes

  • ¼ cup chopped fresh cilantro


  1. Place the sweet potatoes into a large pot and cover with water. Bring to a boil over high heat, then reduce heat to medium-low, cover, and simmer until tender, about 20 minutes. Drain and allow to steam dry for a minute or two. Allow to cool, then slice each sweet potato into wedges. Arrange wedges on a baking sheet.

  2. Preheat an oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C).

  3. Brush the sweet potato wedges with olive oil, and lightly season with salt and pepper. Combine sea salt, lime zest, chili powder, paprika, and crushed red pepper flakes in a small bowl.

  4. Bake in the preheated oven until golden brown on all sides, about 20 minutes. Plate and sprinkle with the seasoning mixture and cilantro immediately.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

318 Calories
14g Fat
46g Carbs
4g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 2
Calories 318
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 14g 18%
Saturated Fat 2g 10%
Sodium 3618mg 157%
Total Carbohydrate 46g 17%
Dietary Fiber 7g 26%
Total Sugars 10g
Protein 4g
Vitamin C 9mg 47%
Calcium 77mg 6%
Iron 2mg 9%
Potassium 809mg 17%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.