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The Moment of Lift

Aired on March 07, 2020

Grilled Sweet Potato with Ginger and Lime Dressing Recipe


  • 6 small sweet potatoes
  • 1 cup olive oil
  • 1/3 cup fresh lime juice
  • 3 tbsp chopped fresh cilantro
  • 2 tbsp honey
  • 4 tsp grated fresh ginger
  • 1 red chili, seeded and finely chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, crushed
  • Salt and freshly ground pepper

Special Equipment

  • Cast-Iron grill pan


  1. Peel the sweet potatoes and thinly slice them horizonally to a thickness of approx. 1/8 in. thick.
  2. In a large saucepan of boiling water, blanch the sweet potatoes for 1 minute, then drain and allow the slices to steam dry.
  3. Put the sweet potatoes into a bowl, add 4 tablespoons of olive oil and mix with your hands until the slices are well coated.
  4. Heat the grill over a high heat until it begins to smoke.
  5. Working in batches, grill the sweet potatoes on both sides until they are well charred, then place them in a large bowl.
  6. To make the dressing, mix all the remaining ingredients together in a separate bowl and adjust the seasoning to taste.
  7. Drizzle the dressing over the grilled sweet potatoes and serve hot or cold.

Serves 8

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