Sweet Potato Salsa…An In Season Recipe From Sweet Basil


  • 2 medium sweet potatoes, peeled/chopped into 1/2-inch pieces
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon red wine vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 tomato, cored and chopped
  • 1 bell pepper, cored, seeded and chopped into ¼-inch dice (about 1 cup)
  • 1 jalapeno, seeded and diced (2 if you like spicy)
  • 2 scallions, minced (green and white part)
  • 2 tablespoons fresh chopped cilantro
  • Juice and zest of 1 large lime (about 2 tablespoons)
  • Salt and freshly ground pepper to taste


  1. Preheat oven to 400º F.
  2. In a medium bowl, toss the sweet potatoes with the olive oil, vinegar, chili powder and cumin and spread in one layer on a large, rimmed baking pan.
  3. Place in the oven and roast for 30 to 35 minutes, stirring a couple of times, until the potatoes are golden brown and soft. Remove from the oven and set aside to cool.
  4. In a medium bowl, place the tomato, red pepper, jalapenos, scallions, cilantro and lime juice and zest with the sweet potatoes; toss until combined.
  5. Season with salt and pepper and serve warm with grilled or baked chicken, pork or in tacos.

Enjoy!                                                                                                  John 10:10

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Recipe post by Tisha Johnson Matthews, of Sweet Basil Farm & Gardens. Recipe and photo courtesy of North Carolina Sweet Potatoes Association and Photo courtesy of Fine Cooking. Special thanks to J. David Matthews, of Barnesville, Georgia for support and patience with all that I try and test.

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