Finding recipes that are nutritious and full of flavor can be challenging. If you love tropical flavors then these Smoky Sweet Potato Fries with an Avocado Coconut Dipping Sauce will leave you feeling nourished and satisfied!
These sweet potato fries are crisp and the avocado sauce has a bit of coconut milk to give it a subtle tropical flavor that is so light and refreshing.
Yes, this is life-giving food.
I also have an easy hack for baking sweet potato fries so they don’t stick to the pan and they evenly bake.
But first, let’s discuss how to slice sweet potato fries without needing a trip to the emergency afterwards.
How to Cut Sweet Potato Fries (without slicing off your fingers):
1. Slice a portion off of the sweet potato to create a safe flat surface to chop from.
2. Lay the sweet potato flat side down and slice about 1/2-inch size slices width-wise.
3. Slice them into fries. Remember that the sweet potatoes will shrink in the oven so don’t slice them paper thin.
4. Watch the video for this recipe below for an even better visual tutorial on how to cut sweet potato fries.
Now coat them with chipotle powder, smoked paprika, potato starch, and olive oil. Don’t salt them until they are done, as the salt pulls out moisture and will make them a little soggy.
A Simple Hack for Baking Sweet Potato Fries
Although this next step isn’t required, if you have a cooling rack that fits in a sheet pan, place the fries on top with parchment paper so they won’t stick. The rack helps to circulate heat under the fries to help them crisp up.
If you don’t have a rack, just place them on parchment paper directly on the sheet pan. Don’t overcrowd the pan. They will get soggy otherwise!
How to Make the Sweet Potato Fries Dipping Sauce
Option 1: While the fries are baking, make the avocado dipping sauce. Add an avocado, cilantro, unsweetened coconut milk, lime, and salt to a food processor and blend.
Option 2: You can also use a blender but because there isn’t a lot of liquid in this dip, your blender may have a hard time blending it without an blender tamper (those sticks that help stir and blend ingredients when they’re in a blender).
Option 3: Or you can also mash the avocado well with a fork or potato masher, then use a handheld mixer to blend the rest of the ingredients until smooth.
After the fries come out of the oven, let them cool for a few minutes, then dive right in.
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WATCH THE TASTY VIDEO FOR THE RECIPE ↓
Here is to life-giving food and self-love in action.
Bon Appétit Ya’ll,
Smoky & Spicy Baked Sweet Potato Fries|Avocado, Cilantro & Lime Dipping Sauce
For the Sweet Potatoes
- 3 sweet potatoes skins removed, sliced then cut into fries
- 2 1/2 Tbsp olive oil
- 1/4 tsp chipotle powder
- 1/2 tsp smoked paprika
- 3 tsp potato starch
For the Avocado Sauce
- 1 avocado
- 1 lime juiced
- handful cilantro
- 1/4 cup unsweetened coconut milk
- salt to taste
- Preheat the oven to 450 degrees.
- Slice a chunk off of the sides of each sweet potato to make a flat surface to cut from. This will keep the sweet potato still while you are slicing into it.
- Slice 1/2 slices width-wise. Cut them into fries from there. Don't slice them to small because they will shrink in the oven.
- Mix the spices and potato starch together.
- Coat in olive oil, then the spices and potato starch mixture. Don't salt until they come out of the oven. Salt will extract moisture and will make them soggy.
- Place a cooling rack in a sheet pan and cover with parchment paper. Top with the sweet potatoes, but don't overcrowd the pan! It's better to use two pans if your sheet pan isn't big enough.
- Bake in the oven for 20-25 minutes, or until they are cooked and the edges have darkened. Let cool for a few minutes before serving.
Avocado Coconut Dipping Sauce
- Option 1: While the fries are baking, make the avocado dipping sauce. Add an avocado, cilantro, unsweetened coconut milk, lime, and salt to a food processor and blend.
- Option 2: You can also use a blender but because there isn't a lot of liquid in this dip, your blender may have a hard time blending it without an blender tamper (those sticks that help stir and blend ingredients when they're in a blender).
- Option 3: Or you can also mash the avocado well with a fork or potato masher, then use a handheld mixer to blend the rest of the ingredients until smooth.
- Serve with the fries!