Grilled Chili-Lime Sweet Potato Wedges

I ate these gorgeous little guys with my grilled bacon guacamole. It was a good choice. Just warning you now, these are bit spicy. If you don’t like spicy, well, make them differently. I think next time, I’ll just use strips of bacon as my chips for that bacon guacamole. It’s the only reasonable choice.

I mentioned that I was leaving on vacation for Powell soon. Next week to be exact. So I’ve been trying to work on my tan. The last thing I want to be is burned and miserable on the lake. The problem is, everywhere I’ve been tanning permits me to only sit on my butt. Example A: the boat. Watching people wakeboard is much more fun than laying on my stomach being anti social…even though I’m pretty damn good at sucking in my social abilities. Example B: the park. Laying butt side up in the park is never a good idea. Creepy drunk human beings + flying volleyballs equates to an unsafe bikini environment. Example C: my backyard. Do you know how boring and uncomfortable it is to lay on the grass in your backyard? I do. It’s hot as sh*t. I only like to sit in my own sweat so much, and that’s at the gym. Or the bar. Obviously.  So the back side (the cellulite side that needs the most tanning) is lacking in color. What the hell is a girl to do?! I don’t effing know. I need to figure it out in the next week though. Maybe I’ll just go stand on the street corner in my underoos, bum facing the sun, of course. I’m kidding. I don’t want to get arrested. Or laughed at. I’ll leave that to the people on my trip in Powell.

Speaking of being awkward in social situations, I think I’ve figured out why I can’t get a date. You all may be shocked, but I’m gonna lay it out there. I’m. Incredibly. Awkward. The other night, when I took that really good picture, a guy at the bar came and talked to me after I got done dancing. He was super nice, good looking, and said he loved my dancing. I awkwardly giggled and said ‘I like dancing, a lot.’ and then our conversation ended. Laura and Sergio let me know the next day that he was hitting on me, but I was too stupid to notice. I’m going to take a dating class soon. Learn how to not enter the friend zone within 25 seconds of meeting someone. I’m a pro at the friend zone.

But back to Powell. If you know Powell, you know there is not cell phone service out there. That’s pretty rad, not gonna lie. I’m pretty pumped to get away from technology. BUT that means I will be not be updating my Facebook or Pinterest or Twitter or maybe even Instagram (gasp…i love instagram). BUT I will still have recipes for you on my website!! AND, get this, A GIVEAWAY!! Not telling you what it is, but it’s a paleo cookbook. So I’m kind of telling you what it is. It’s officially my favorite paleo recipe cookbook. Be sure to check back next week for the giveaway and to find out what my new favorite paleo cookbook is!! I’ve never done a giveaway so I’m pretty excited!

I also plan on posting the best burger I’ve ever made. I haven’t made it yet, but I just have a feeling it’s going to be epic.


Grilled Chili-Lime Sweet Potato Wedges

  • Prep Time: 20 mins
  • Cook Time: 20 mins
  • Total Time: 40 minutes
  • Yield: 1-2 1x


  • 1 sweet potato or yam
  • 2 tablespoons choice of fat (I used olive oil but you could use coconut or whatever else)
  • juice of 2 limes
  • 1 tablespoon chili powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • salt and pepper, to taste


  1. Place your sweet potato or yam in a large pot with water that completely covers it.
  2. Put your pot over medium heat and let the sweet potato cook until you can poke it with a fork and it’s nice and soft. This took about 15-18 for my large sweet potato to cook through.
  3. Once your pull your softened sweet potato out of the water to cool, heat up your grill.
  4. When your sweet potato has cooled, cut it into wedges. The size or shape doesn’t matter, just that you love how they look.
  5. Toss the sweet potatoes in a bowl with the remaining ingredients.
  6. Place on the top rack of your grill to cook for 15-18 minutes, depending on the thickness of the sweet potatoes. Turn them over half way through cooking.
  7. When the sweet potatoes have a bit of char to them and nice grill marks, place them on a plate and sprinkle with a bit more salt and chili powder while still hot.
  8. Let cool so you don’t burn every taste bud you have then eat with Grilled Bacon Guacamole


You could bake these in the oven as well, just bake them at about 400 degrees for 10-15 minutes, turning them over half way through.

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I’m a food hoarder. And a really bad dancer. If you don’t know me well, you will probably not understand my humor. Therefore, I apologize ahead of time. Thanks for listening to my ramblings of my ever-changing life and trusting my kitchen mishaps. Your trust in me is appreciated.


40 thoughts on “Grilled Chili-Lime Sweet Potato Wedges”

  1. What kind of grill do you have? Mine sucks at making grill marks on anything! Love the website, Thank you!

  2. I am going to try these this weekend.I make them with chili, cayenne and cinnamon……never thought of lime….yum!
    Have a great holiday!

  3. Get the book Act like a lady think like a man by Steve Harvey. Then read it. Then date your ass off. Love your blog!

  4. YUM! Sweet potatoes are my favourite! I have to try this.. but I’ll be making your pumpkin cake in a mug first 🙂

    BTW. Americano with coconut milk = amaazzzinnnggg.
    .. Don’t know why I’ve never tried it before!

  5. I love spicy sweets. So yummy. When I’m being really lazy, there’s an all natural brand of frozen ones called Alexia. They have a chipotle sweet potato fry that is. to. die. for.

  6. The guy at the bar….his bad for not asking you to dance. That dude is out there…maybe at Lake Powell. Meanwhile, just keep being you 🙂

  7. Oh look…I’m making these with dinner tonight! You are awesome.
    As for tanning, I’m a redhead and my skin only burns. My solution: Jergen’s Natural Glow gradual tanning lotion. It takes a couple of days to build up, but that means no streaking (yay!!). They sell it everywhere…Walgreens, grocery stores, etc. Love that stuff.
    Next, for the dudes: If you’re in a bar, and some guy you don’t know comes up to talk to you, he thinks you are cute. Period.
    Talking to strangers of the opposite sex is potentially scary stuff, so no guy is going to come up to talk to you, without thinking your awesomeness is worth the risk of getting shot down, you know?
    Anyway, thanks for the lovely recipes, and I hope your vacation is fantastic!!

    1. Austingirl,

      Does the lotion come off on your clothes or sheets? It never fails that when I go to bed with self tanner, I wake up with a tan body double on my sheets. Scares the shit outta of husband! Haha…

      Btw, these sweet potatoes look AMAZING….as everything does that you make! 🙂

  8. I’m awkward too! The conversation at the bar would have gone exactly the same if it were me. My mind just goes blank at that point and I don’t remember how to carry on a conversation! Ugh if you figure out the remedy please share 🙂

  9. Ah yes, the friend zone, I know of this place all to well. That is why need to have a CrossFit Singles Mixer! So when my awkwardness starts to shine through and the conversation slows, I can mention how sore my ass and thighs are or whine about what I can’t eat on this sugar detox and not seem like a total idiot, maybe. Gotta keep that positive aditude Coach, now get out there and get that backside some sun!

  10. This sounds wonderful. I will definitely be having bacon guacamole and sweet potatoes for lunch this weekend.

  11. I am so frickin’ awkward. I have no idea how I ended up married. Well, yes I do. I found someone even more awkward than me.

  12. I will for sure try these out!!

    Also if you happen to be cruising through Hanksville UT on your trip to Powell (I don’t know your route) you HAVE to stop at Stans Burger Shack! Warning! hanskville is a tiny town (blink and you’ll miss it) but the burgers are things beefy, bisony paleo dreams are made of.

  13. Reason #403 I need a grill… Le siiiiigh

    And as for awkward bar moment, I watched my girlfriend talk to a guy who was with a bachelor party; they go to the dance floor and start dancing. Next thing I know, they are busting out Insanity workout moves, like the Heisman and the Mummy… On the dance floor. Talk about awkward… But, as someone stated before, you just need to find someone equally or more awkward than you!

  14. You are freakin hilarious. I feel like you’d be that awesome best friend that I’m constantly laughing at, in a good way of course. Ha

  15. didn’t have time before work this morning to make the full-blown version of your grilled bacon guac, but did add some bacon to my regular guac for a snack for today. how did i not think before to add bacon to guacamole?! can’t wait to try the real thing, but this was fantastic!

  16. I am going to make these this coming weekend. Along with the guacamole. I love how the word ‘mole’ is there. I also love saying “guac” Caulk and Guac kind of sound-a-like. I know I just made you say the two words aloud and you are laughing now.

  17. I LOVE me some Sweet Potatoes!!! I know you probably shouldn’t do this on your sugar fast, but try making these with Maple Syrup! They are awesome!!!

    Oh, and I checked Ralphs and Trader Joes for Coconut Butter and they don’t carry it.. Looks like I’ll have to make a trip to Whole Foods to pick that up for my Americano! Oh, and some beet chips!

  18. This sounds awesome!

    Side note, the guys kinda lame for approaching you with “I like your dance moves” … I’d probably be awkward after a line like that too. I mean seriously, what do you say to that? There are only 2 outcomes, you come of sounding awkward or a total perv. Pervy in a bar situation is just plain awkward anyways.

  19. Please stop trying to give yourself skin cancer. Seriously. How can you be all crazy about your healthy eating and then go and purposefully tan your skin? You will also look prematurely old, in addition to having to have your nose or eyelid cut off. Try getting a date then. Kidding. not really.

    Try spray tanning, it is safe and looks real. It will last you for a week.

  20. Sometimes awkward isn’t so bad though. You’ll one day find just the right person just doing things that make you happy. Example – I’m selling raffle tickets for my alumni club and telling people how to fill them out. Guy says, “I thought you were asking for me number.” Me, clueless: “No, I’m telling everyone to put their number down on their tickets.” Guy: “Well I’d like your number.” Me, still clueless as he holds out a cell phone: “Hold on, I need a pen and paper.” Annnnnd now he’s my husband.

  21. This recipe is money…so is the guac recipe. I will be serving this tomorrow for dinner with a nice juicy steak, strong work JB.

  22. Had to tell you that I made these last week and even my non-Paleo friends LOVED them, especially with the bacon guac!

  23. Holy comoly ~ These were so stinkin yummy! Little sweet from the potatoe, lil salty, and lil spicy….. OMG !!! Went fab with my grilled Salmon!

  24. These look awesome and I am about to make them… But I don’t know, sure the sweet potatoes supposed to be peeled before they are boiled? Or are we talking skins on all the way?

  25. Thank you! I cut this into 3 inch fries (3 x 1/4 x 1/4). Boiled for 7 minutes, drained. 3 Tablespoons Olive Oil and spices as you noted. I broiled 550 3 minutes, turned the over, another 3 min at 550. I’ll report I don’t know how these will last until tomorrow. This is an awesome recipe. Thanks.

  26. This recipe looks great! I’m trying to prepare as much of my foods before Super Bowl Sunday, do you think I could boil the sweet potatoes the night before, refrigerate them overnight, so that Sunday morning I can throw them on the grill? Thanks!

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