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Roasted sweet potatoes with caramelized onions and cilantro dressing

  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 4 servings as a side


Roasted Sweet Potatoes:

1 large or 2 medium sweet potatoes, cubed into bite sized pieces – about 4 cups cubed

1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil

Caramelized Onions:

2 medium or 1 large red onion, about 2 cups thinly sliced

1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil

Cilantro Dressing:

1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil

1 tablespoon white wine vinegar

1/2 teaspoon dijon mustard

1/4 teaspoon kosher salt

1/8 teaspoon black pepper

1 tablespoon chopped cilantro

Optional Toppings:

Crumbled feta

Kalamata olives

Pine nuts

More cilantro

Pomegranate arils 


Preheat oven to 425°F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper. 

Add sweet potato cubes to the baking sheet and toss with 1 tablespoon olive oil and roast in the oven for 20-25 minutes or until soft. 

While the sweet potatoes are roasting, heat a small skillet over medium low heat and add 1 tablespoon olive oil and onions. Stir occasionally and saute for 20 minutes. 

Add all of the dressing ingredients to a jar and shake. 

When the potatoes are done roasting, add the onions to the pan and toss lightly. Drizzle with the dressing and add optional ingredients. 




This serves 4 for a side dish, but 2 for a main dish.