Have you ever thought about having a savory version of sweet potatoes?  Just because they are called sweet, doesn’t mean that they need to be dozed with sugar, butter, and cinnamon.

A few weeks ago, I shared one of my favorite Savory Sweet Potato recipe with my friend Melissa.

3 large sweet potatoes, peeled and cubed
1 lime, juiced
1 jalapeno pepper, seeded and minced
1/2 bunch cilantro, chopped
2 Tbsp olive oil
Salt and Pepper to taste

Place potatoes in a medium size pot.  Cover with cold water, season with salt and bring to a boil over medium high heat.  Lower the heat and simmer the potatoes until completely tender, about 15 minutes.  Drain.

Mash the sweet potatoes in a large bowl. If you have a potato ricer, this is where you want to use it (it will do a super fine job of getting rid of those fibers!).

Mix the potatoes with lime juice, jalapeno, cilantro and olive oil.  Season with salt and pepper.

I bet you are going to love this way of eating sweet potatoes.  Let me know what you think!  Pictured below are the Southwestern Savory Sweet Potatoes with grilled Chicken Sausages and Lemon Garlic Green Beans.