Grilled Sweet Potatoes with Orange-Ginger Butter

Baked potatoes take a backseat to this tasty, change-of-pace side dish.

  • Prep Time 20 min
  • Total Time 20 min
  • Servings 4

Ingredients

2
medium dark-orange sweet potatoes (8 oz each), peeled, cut in half lengthwise
1/4
cup water
1
tablespoon butter or margarine, melted
1
teaspoon grated orange peel
1/2
teaspoon grated gingerroot
1/4
teaspoon salt

  • 1 Heat gas or charcoal grill. In 8- or 9-inch square glass baking dish, place sweet potatoes and water. Cover with plastic wrap, folding back one edge 1/4 inch to vent steam. Microwave on High 4 to 6 minutes or just until tender; drain.
  • 2 Meanwhile, in small bowl, mix remaining ingredients; set aside.
  • 3 Place potatoes on grill. Cook uncovered over medium heat 3 to 5 minutes, turning frequently and brushing with butter mixture, until potatoes are tender and lightly browned.

Expert Tips

Zapping potatoes in the microwave before grilling is a quick and easy trick that helps decrease the overall grill time.

Low in calories and fat-free, sweet potatoes are chock-full of nutrients like vitamins E, C and B6, potassium and beta-carotene.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
100
(
Calories from Fat
25),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
3g
3%
(Saturated Fat
2g,
2%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
),
Cholesterol
10mg
10%;
Sodium
190mg
190%;
Total Carbohydrate
16g
16%
(Dietary Fiber
2g
2%
  Sugars
5g
5%
),
Protein
1g
1%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
280%;
Vitamin C
10%;
Calcium
2%;
Iron
4%;
Exchanges:
1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
1
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.