Grilled Honey-Lime Sweet Potato Apple Salad is a delicious, vibrant, healthy side for any BBQ or summer meal, served warm or room temperature. A perfect make-ahead dish for potluck.
The honey and lime glaze/vinaigrette adds a sweet zesty boost to the sweetness of the potatoes and the slight tartness of the apples. I used Pink Lady apples, but you can use a sweeter Honey Crisp if you prefer or Fuji. All of these stand up well to grilling and won’t break down and turn to mush.
The trick for the sweet potatoes is to precook them before grilling. This cuts the grilling time to a few minutes and ensures they don’t burn in the process. You can boil the sweet potatoes, but I prefer to microwave them – much faster and no extra pot. Once precooked, the skins easily peel off with a knife or, if you like, you can leave the skins on. Just make sure you wash them well before microwaving.
Make ahead: It’s not problem to make this recipe early in the day and serve it in the evening. Or even make it the day before. It can be warmed in the oven or microwave if you like. Or just bring the dish to room temperature.
- Don’t bother peeling the skin off the sweet potatoes.
You might also like two of our other sweet potato recipes (one also takes under 30 minutes to make) – scroll down to the end of this post.
Other Sweet Potato Recipes you might like:
Roasted Sweet Potatoes, Peppers, Eggplant and Apples (one of our most popular recipes)
Vegetarian Sweet Potato Hash (one of my personal faves)