Roasted Sweet Potatoes with Citrus Dressing
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Serves: 6
  • 3 large white sweet potatoes (I didn't have any so I used orange)
  • 1½ Tbsp coconut oil, melted
  • 1 tsp sea salt
  • Grated zest of ½ lemon
  • Juice of 1 lemon (3 Tbsp)
  • ¼ cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • 2 Tbsp filtered water
  • Pinch of sea salt and ground black pepper
  • 2 tsp coconut sugar
  • ¼ cup fresh cilantro leaves, chopped
  • 1 Tbsp chopped fresh chives
  • ¼ medium shallot, thinly sliced
  1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees
  2. Peel and chop the sweet potatoes into bite sized pieces.
  3. Spread the sweet potato pieces evenly over a large rimmed backing sheet lightly greased with coconut oil.
  4. Toss with the melted coconut oil and season with salt.
  5. Roast for 40 minutes or until fork tender, stirring every 15 minutes to ensure that they cook evenly.
  6. While the sweet potatoes are roasting, make the dressing; combine the lemon juice, olive oil, water, salt and pepper in a small mixing bowl, whisking to blend the oil with the acid.
  7. Add the coconut sugar and whisk again until it has dissolved into the dressing.
  8. Add the cilantro, chives and shallot and whisk again to combine all of the ingredients.
  9. Remove the sweet potatoes from the oven and carefully transfer them to a large glass mixing bowl. Pour the dressing over the potatoes and carefully mix to coat the potatoes evenly in the dressing.
  10. Sprinkle with lemon zest over the top of the potatoes and stir again.
  11. Serve warm or cold.
Recipe by Simple Roots at