Roasted Sweet Potatoes with Citrus Dressing

Roasted sweet potatoes are a versatile side dish, nicely complementing everything from steak to eggs (and everything in between). This dish is light on the palate from the addition of lemon juice and zest, brightening up any meal. We included this recipe in our latest cookbook: Make it Paleo 2 (find it on Amazon at the link below).
20 minutes
40 minutes
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This is our estimate based on online research.
Fat:13 g
Carbohydrates:1 g
Protein:0 g
Calculated per serving.

Serves: 6

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Note, these instructions are written assuming the standard serving size, since you have modified the number of servings, these steps may need to be modified for best results
  1. Preheat the oven to 375°F. Peel and chop the sweet potatoes into bite-sized pieces. Spread the sweet potato chunks evenly over a large rimmed baking sheet. Toss with the melted coconut oil and season with the salt. Roast the sweet potatoes for 40 minutes, or until fork-tender. Stir every 15 minutes to allow them to cook evenly and prevent burning.
  2. While the sweet potatoes are roasting, make the dressing: Combine the lemon juice, olive oil, water, salt, and pepper in a small mixing bowl, whisking to blend the oil with the acid. Add the coconut sugar and whisk again until it has dissolved into the dressing. Add the cilantro, chives, and shallot. Whisk again to combine all of the ingredients.
  3. Remove the sweet potatoes from the oven and carefully transfer them to a large glass mixing bowl. Pour the dressing over the potatoes and carefully mix to coat the potatoes evenly in the dressing. Sprinkle the lemon zest over top of the potatoes and stir again. This dish can be served warm or cold.


You can line the baking sheet with foil to prevent the sweet potatoes from sticking.

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