Traditionally known as yams, sweet potatoes are cooked and prepared in a variety of ways. From baked to mashed, these sweet treats can even be grilled. In addition to its versatility, this vegetable is a good source of vitamins C, E, potassium and iron, and has a low fat and cholesterol content. This recipe can be served alongside grilled pork, chicken or other vegetables.
4 medium sweet potatoes (about 3 pounds), scrubbed well
1 teaspoon kosher salt
1 teaspoon ground cumin
1 teaspoon paprika
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon chipotle powder
2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
1/4 cup olive oil
Method: Cover potatoes with cold salted water in a large pot, and then bring to a boil. Simmer until slightly resistant when pierced with a sharp small knife, five to seven minutes. Drain well. When cool, slice potatoes lengthwise. Mix together salt, spices and apple cider vinegar; add oil in a slow stream. Brush this mixture on sweet potatoes. Grill potatoes on a lightly oiled grill rack over medium heat, until grill marks appear and potatoes are cooked through, about 15 minutes. Serve potatoes warm.
Per serving: 160 calories (30 from fat), 3.5g total fat, 0g saturated fat, 0mg cholesterol, 210mg sodium, 30g total carbohydrate (5g dietary fiber, 9g sugar), 3g protein