Cumin-Dusted Sweet Potato Fries with Lime Aioli

Posted by Olivia on Thursday, January 27th, 2011

Cumin-Dusted Sweet Potato Fries with Lime Aioli

Sweet potato fries remain a restaurant side dish fave, whether you’re ordering a juicy burger or a roasted rack of lamb. There’s something so appetizing about them—sweet, salty sticks of yummy, spiced fries. They’re purely addicting!

Here’s an at-home fresh twist for sweet potato fries you will love! They’re tossed in buttery, sweet Sevillano Extra Virgin Olive Oil, and baked (not fried) with a dusting of cumin and sea salt. Out of the oven crisp-soft and golden, they are mixed with feta cheese and fresh mint, a refreshing and lighter alternative to the parmesan or cheesy cheddar fries you might get at a restaurant. To top it all off, there’s a lime aioli dipping sauce, made with yogurt and our Lime Olive Oil, instead of the usual heavy mayonnaise.

We’re pumping out the nutritious recipes this year, and this one is a great start. Enjoy your healthy indulgence!

Made with these products from The Olive Press:

Ingredients
  • 2 large sweet potatoes
  • 2 tablespoons Sevillano Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • ½ teaspoon ground cumin
  • ½ teaspoon sea salt
  • ¼ teaspoon black pepper
  • ¼ cup minced fresh mint
  • ¼ cup crumbled feta
  • Aioli
  • 3 tablespoons plain yogurt
  • 1 tablespoon Lime Olive Oil
  • 1 teaspoon mayonnaise

Directions
  1. Preheat oven to 450°F.
  2. Scrub sweet potatoes; peel if desired. Cut into long ¼-inch thick matchsticks.
  3. Combine sweet potatoes, olive oil, cumin, salt, and pepper in a large bowl; toss to coat. Arrange evenly on a large baking sheet. Bake until golden and crisp, about 25 minutes, tossing after 10 minutes.
  4. Meanwhile, prepare the aioli: Whisk all ingredients together in a small bowl.
  5. To serve, toss fries with mint and feta; serve with aioli sauce.

Notes: Makes 4 sides.
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