Mexican Roasted Sweet Potato Cubes
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Mexican Roasted Sweet Potato Cubes

Delicious cubes of sweet potato, coated in spices, garlic and lime juice and roasted in the oven for just 20 minutes, these Mexican Roasted Sweet Potato Cubes make a delicious side dish for tacos, fajitas and BBQs.

Recipe Type Side Dish
Cuisine Mexican
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Serves 4 people
Calories 136 kcal
Author Eb Gargano

Ingredients

  • 2 teaspoons cumin
  • 2 teaspoons smoked paprika
  • 1 teaspoon chilli flakes
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cloves garlic crushed or grated
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • Juice of 1 lime
  • 1 large sweet potato chopped into 1cm/½inch cubes (ish!)

Method

  1. Preheat your oven to 220C / 200C / gas mark 7 / 425F.

  2. Mix together the cumin, paprika, chilli, salt, garlic, olive oil and lime juice in a large bowl.
  3. Add the cubes of sweet potato and stir to coat thoroughly. (Or use your hands!)
  4. Place the sweet potato cubes on a large non-stick baking tray, ensuring the cubes are well spread out (use 2 baking sheets if necessary) and in a single layer.
  5. Roast in the oven for 20 minutes.

Notes

It’s crucial to ensure the sweet potato cubes are spread out well over the baking sheet - if they are touching each other too much or piled on top of each other they will steam rather than roast…which won’t be half so nice!

I have found that if you use a good non stick  baking sheet, the cubes don’t need turning throughout their cooking time, but if you are at all worried do give them a check after 10 minutes and turn them if you think necessary.

Nutrition information is approximate and meant as a guideline only.

Nutrition Facts
Mexican Roasted Sweet Potato Cubes
Amount Per Serving
Calories 136 Calories from Fat 90
% Daily Value*
Fat 10g15%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Sodium 610mg27%
Potassium 177mg5%
Carbohydrates 10g3%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 1g2%
Vitamin A 5265IU105%
Vitamin C 6.1mg7%
Calcium 27mg3%
Iron 1.3mg7%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.