I love the way a lime smells, and for this reason am drawn to find ways to use them more in my kitchen. So when I decided to make a big pot of simmered black beans to eat with homemade flour tortillas (recipes here), the table needed a little something extra.
I stumbled upon this recipe on my Epicurious iPhone app when I was searching for a way to use the sweet potatoes that were delivered in my vegetable box. With lime and cilantro as the key ingredients, I knew it would be perfect to go alongside the beans.
I once thought I was making progress in my efforts to help Andrew appreciate sweet potatoes, but I'm now very, very close to giving up alltogether. Even these, the light-skinned, non-orange variety, were, as he put it, “too sweet for his taste.” I’m not sure there is much hope left. But that shouldn't stop you from eating them, or me, on the occasional nights when I'm cooking for one.
GRILLED SWEET POTATOES WITH CILANTRO LIME VINAIGRETTE
The recipe makes 16 servings. I used four sweet potatoes to serve two as a side dish, and we still had several left over (great for lunch the next day).
Recipe slightly adapted from Epicurious
4 lb sweet potatoes (8; preferably long)
1/4 cup fresh lime juice
1 1/2 teaspoons kosher salt
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
1/2 cup olive oil
1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro