Grilled Sweet Potato Salad

Sweet potatoes are ideal for grilling and, when topped with a potent vinaigrette, they make a winning side dish.

from The Cheating Chef's Secret Cookbook

Grilled Sweet Potato Salad© iStockphoto/ThinkstockIf you're only accustomed to super-sweet holiday preparations, this is a whole new angle.

Sweet potatoes are ideal for grilling and, when topped with a potent vinaigrette, they make a winning side dish: sweet flesh and sharp dressing, creamy interior with a crispy grilled edge, all with a smoky undertone.

Quick look

  • prep 15 min    cook 12 min
  • serves 6

Ingredients

  • 6 medium sweet potatoes, peeled and cut into wedges
  • Vegetable oil, for grilling
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • 3 scallions, thinly sliced
  • ¼ cup chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley
  • ¼ cup olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 2 tablespoons red-wine vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh rosemary
  • 1 small shallot, minced
  • Dash of Worcestershire sauce

    How to make it   27 minutes

  • 1

    Put the sweet potatoes in a large saucepan and barely cover with cold water. Bring to a boil and cook for about 5 minutes, until just tender when pierced with a knife tip. Drain and cool.

  • 2

    Preheat a gas grill on high with the lid closed for 10 minutes. Brush the potatoes with vegetable oil and sprinkle with salt and pepper. Grill for about 3 minutes per side, until the outside edges are crisp and the potatoes are tender.

  • 3

    Put the potatoes on a serving platter and sprinkle with the scallions.

  • 4

    In a small bowl, whisk together the parsley, olive oil, honey, vinegar, mustard, rosemary, shallots, and Worcestershire sauce. Pour over the sweet potatoes while still warm.

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