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5 Ingredient Sweet Potatoes with Cilantro Gremolata

5 Ingredient Sweet Potatoes with Cilantro Gremolata

5 Ingredient Roasted Sweet Potatoes with Cilantro Gremolata requires minimal ingredients and is perfect for weeknights—easy, but still packs plenty of flavor.
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 6 servings


  • 4 medium sweet potatoes scrubbed clean
  • cup plus 2 Tbsp. extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 tsp. kosher salt divided
  • cup fresh cilantro leaves
  • 1 garlic clove minced
  • 2 Tbsp. seeded and finely chopped jalapeno pepper
  • Zest of 1 lime
  • Optional for serving: plain whole-milk Greek yogurt


  • Preheat oven to 425°F. Cut potatoes into quarters lengthwise, then cut each wedge in half crosswise into 2-3"-long pieces. Toss with 2 Tbsp. of the oil and ½ tsp. salt on a rimmed baking sheet. Bake for 35 minutes, tossing every 12 to 15 minutes to avoid burning, until fork tender.
  • Finely chop cilantro and place in a bowl; add garlic, jalapeno, lime zest, and remaining ½ tsp. salt. Whisk in remaining ⅓ cup olive oil.
  • To serve, add a swoosh of yogurt on a plate or serving platter and top with roasted sweet potatoes. Spoon cilantro gremolata overtop.