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overhead shot of a tray of grilled sweet potato salad with minty lime yogurt dressing

Grilled Sweet Potato Salad

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  • Author: Emily
  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Yield: 4 servings 1x
  • Diet: Vegan


This Grilled Sweet Potato Salad with Minty Lime Dressing and Crispy Farro is a summer winner! Ready in under 20 minutes, it's a perfect pack-along recipe for a picnic or summer cookout.


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For grilled sweet potatoes:

  • 2 lbs sweet potatoes, about 5 small/medium
  • Avocado oil, or other neutral, high-head oil
  • Salt and pepper
  • 2 tsp cumin, optional

For Chili Lime Yogurt Dressing:

  • 1 cup plain vegan yogurt, like Kite Hill
  • Juice of one medium lime
  • 1/2 tsp cayenne pepper, or red pepper flake (optional if you don't like spice)
  • 1/4 cup chopped parsley, cilantro, or mint
  • Salt and pepper

For salad base:

  • 1/2 cup leftover cooked farro, cooked rice, or nuts/seeds of choice
  • 1 TBS avocado oil
  • 1/2 cup fresh mint leaves


  1. Begin by washing the sweet potatoes (no need to peel). Slice them into medium sized wedges about 1-2 cm wide, trying to get each in a relatively similar size and shape. Add to a large bowl and drizzle with a few TBS of neutral oil, tossing to coat. Sprinkle on 1 tsp salt, few twists of black pepper, and cumin if using. 
  2. Heat a grill to high (if you do not have access to a grill, see notes).  Lay sweet potatoes down on grates and let cook for 4-6 minutes, until char marks form. Flip and cook a few more minutes on the other side. You want to ensure they are fully cooked through, and depending on their specific positioning on the grill this could take some time. 
  3. While sweet potatoes are cooking, add yogurt, lime juice, cayenne/red pepper, chopped herbs, and a pinch of salt and pepper to a blender. Add some water to thin to your liking. I normally add at least 1/2 cup water to get something nice and saucy (which helps coat the potatoes later). Set aside.
  4. If you're making crispy farro, add it to a lined baking sheet and toss with neutral oil. Broil in the oven for about 5 minutes, until you hear small popping noises. Remove and let cool (it will harden more out of the oven). If you are using nuts, coat with a bit of oil until lightly browned and fragrant - about 5-7 minutes. They can burn easily! Set aside.
  5. To assemble salad, plate sweet potatoes on a platter and drizzle with dressing to coat (you may have some left over). Sprinkle crispy farro on top and then add chopped herbs. Serve immediately. Store any leftovers in a sealed container in the fridge for a few days. 


If using an oven: Preheat it to 400 degrees F and add the sweet potatoes to a lined baking sheet. 

  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Category: Salad
  • Method: Grilling
  • Cuisine: American


  • Serving Size: One fourth of recipe
  • Calories: 197.8 calories
  • Sugar: 4.4 grams
  • Sodium: 387.7 milligrams
  • Fat: 9.2 grams
  • Saturated Fat: 1.2 grams
  • Unsaturated Fat: 8 grams
  • Trans Fat: 0 grams
  • Carbohydrates: 26.2 grams
  • Fiber: 4.3 grams
  • Protein: 3.9 grams
  • Cholesterol: 0 milligrams