Garlic Lime Sweet Potato Fries

These Garlic Lime Sweet Potato Fries are so easy to make and are full of flavor. You will never have sweet potato fries quite like these. They are the perfect side dish, and get you out of the same side dish rut.

Do you find yourself eating the same side dishes every week? Because all six sisters’ definitely do.

We have our typical go-to’s like Honey Roasted Carrots or our Italian Fresh Green Salad but it was time for something new. It can be especially hard to find side dishes that are new, as well.

I came across a new sweet potato recipe, and decided I had to give it a try. I love all things sweet potatoes, so I knew this would be a recipe I would love.

There’s one thing that makes this side dish packed with delicious flavor, can you guess what it is? All fresh ingredients.

Fresh garlic, fresh limes, and fresh cilantro give this side dish a kick of flavor that cannot be beat. It’s a little extra work, but trust me when we tell you that it’s worth it. It doesn’t require a lot of time, and it’s healthy.

It’s also a recipe the entire family will eat, which I consider a win.

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what is the difference between a yam and a sweet potato?

This is a commonly asked question. People often don’t know which ones to use when it comes to baking. I myself, had no idea what the difference was. I did a little research and found out that you most likely have never had a yam.

Yams and sweet potatoes are both a tuberous root vegetable, however Yams are grown in parts of Asia and Africa.

The deeper copper colored sweet potatoes are often referred to as yams because they have the soft outside and sweeter skin, like a true yam.

Sweet potatoes, with a lighter skin and inside, have a harder skin. This is how they differentiate the two at grocery stores. Both the orange and yellow sweet potatoes, are actually sweet potatoes, although label differently at the store.

Mind blown. I know.

Both the “yam” (more orange looking sweet potatoes) and the golden sweet potatoes would work for this recipe.

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Serves: 6

Garlic Lime Sweet Potato Fries

10 minPrep Time

25 minCook Time

35 minTotal Time

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  • 3 yellow sweet potatoes
  • 1 1/2 Tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 lime (juiced)
  • 1 Tablespoon fresh minced garlic
  • 2 Tablespoons fresh cilantro (chopped)
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper


  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees F.
  2. Cut sweet potatoes into fries and spread on a baking sheet.
  3. Drizzle olive oil, juice of one lime, garlic, cilantro, salt and pepper on top of potato slices; toss until evenly coated.
  4. Bake for 20-25 minutes or until fries are golden brown.



487 cal


22 g


68 g


6 g
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