Honey-Roasted Sweet Potato Wedges

This delicious recipe for honey-roasted sweet potato wedges with sea salt, herbs, and a creamy honey tahini drizzle is a great side dish for any meal. Dairy free, gluten free, and baked with locally made Alberta honey! 

Gluten Free Honey-Roasted Sweet Potato Wedges

The Most Delicious Baked Sweet Potato Wedges 

 

Well, fall is definitely  in full swing! I am super happy with the sunshine we have been getting this past month as I feel like our not-so-great summer is now being made up with this beautiful fall weather we are having. While summer is my seasonal soul-mate (ha, ha!) I really do love the vibe of Fall especially when the weather is as beautiful as it’s been. As I’m sure you’ve noticed, I’ve shifted gears on the blog to showcase warmer, cozier recipes and those that are abundant in Fall ingredients. 

Honey-Roasted Sweet Potato Wedges with Dill

I am thrilled to be partnering with the Alberta Beekeepers Commission for this delicious honey-roasted sweet potato wedges recipe. Not only do I love to support local producers, I am a huge fan of honey as this healthy and delicious ingredient constantly makes its way into the recipes here on the blog. I use honey often in both sweet and savory recipes as it adds a perfect amount of sweetness and blends so well with other flavours including rosemary, thyme, and dill in this particular recipe!

One might not think to put honey and sweet potatoes together but this combination has been a staple in our house for years. When the sweet potato wedges are honey-roasted to perfection the honey caramelizes and creates a wonderful sticky sweetness that crusts the potatoes and pairs perfectly with a generous sprinkle of sea salt and a mix of fresh herbs. 

Dairy Free Honey-Roasted Sweet Potato Wedges

Let’s Chat The Health Benefits of Honey!

 

I’m super proud of this as a born and raised Albertan, did you know that Alberta has a large and thriving beekeeping industry that produces most of the honey in Canada? I knew honey was produced in Alberta but I wasn’t aware of how vast the beekeeper group is here until I began perusing the Alberta Beekeeper Commission website. Not only do these honey producers make abundant varietals of honey, you can also find a wide selection of honey-related products including bee pollen, beeswax products, beverages and more. For this honey-roasted sweet potato wedges recipe I used Good Morning Honey produced just outside of Edmonton. 

Irresistible Honey-Roasted Sweet Potato Wedges

Honey is definitely  a superfood with excellent health benefits. It’s known and proven to have strong antibacterial properties and can even fight against strains like E.coli and Salmonella. It has been used traditionally to heal digestive disturbances like ulcers as well as burns, inflammation, and to soothe sore throats. There’s nothing like honey and lemon when you have a scratchy throat! 

Honey is also known to be a great ingredient for endurance athletes as it’s a natural, unrefined sugar that provides a quick source of energy and it is also a source of antioxidants. There have actually been studies showing honey’s effectiveness in helping to reduce blood pressure. 

All in all, honey is more than just delicious, it is great for you too! 

Gluten Free Dairy Free Honey-Roasted Sweet Potato Wedges

The Health Benefits of Sweet Potatoes

 

Combine the wonderful benefits of honey with sweet potatoes and it’s a pretty wonderful combo. Sweet potatoes are another superfood as they are rich in many nutrients and have great health benefits too! They are a wonderful source of fibre, contain loads of antioxidants and many vitamins and minerals including vitamin C, vitamin B, calcium, iron, and selenium. They are also a great complex carbohydrate option for those trying to avoid grains for specific health reasons. 

These honey-roasted sweet potato wedges make a delicious side dish (hello Thanksgiving…say goodbye to those odd marshmallow topped sweet potatoes!) and they can also be enjoyed for breakfast along with eggs, or in a buddha bowl at lunch, added to a salad, or on their own! 

Delicious Honey-Roasted Sweet Potato Wedges

The honey tahini dressing I created to drizzle over these delicious sweet potato wedges is made with honey, tahini, lemon, a touch of salt, and water. It’s super simple but tastes amazing poured over the honey-roasted sweet potatoes or as a dipping sauce. 

Thank you to the Alberta Beekeepers Commission for sponsoring this post and supporting Alberta honey producers who bring their amazing, beneficial products to so many of us honey-lovers in Canada and beyond! Be sure to pop over to their website and browse the “find a producer” section to discover beekeepers and honey producers near you! 

Healthy Honey-Roasted Sweet Potato Wedges

Also, don’t forget to pin the photo below the recipe to save it for later and of course, share the love! What’s your favorite way to enjoy honey? I’d love to read about it in the comments section!

Honey-Roasted Sweet Potato Wedges

Honey-Roasted Sweet Potato Wedges

Yield: Makes 8-10 Servings
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 35 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes

This delicious recipe for honey-roasted sweet potato wedges with sea salt, herbs, and a creamy honey tahini drizzle is a great side dish for any meal. Dairy free, gluten free, and baked with locally made Alberta honey!

Ingredients

  • 3 extra large sweet potatoes, washed, skin intact, sliced into wedges
  • 2 tablespoons raw honey
  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt, divided
  • 1 teaspoon chopped fresh rosemary
  • 1 teaspoon chopped fresh thyme
  • 1 teaspoon chopped fresh dill

Honey Tahini Sauce

  • 3 tablespoons tahini (sesame seed paste)
  • 2 tablespoons raw honey
  • Juice from 1 lemon
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 3 tablespoons water

Instructions

    1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. If you have "convect bake" option on your oven, use that setting and line a large baking pan with parchment paper.
    2. Cut the sweet potato into wedges and add to a large bowl.
    3. In a small bowl whisk the honey with the olive oil.
    4. Pour honey mixture in the large bowl with the potato wedges and sprinkle in the fresh herbs, tossing again until everything is lightly coated, then spread the potatoes evenly over the baking pan.
    5. Sprinkle with ¼ teaspoon of sea salt.
    6. Bake the wedges for 20 minutes, then flip and bake an additional 15-20 minutes.
      Move the potatoes to the top rack in the oven and broil for 2-3 minutes, watching closely, just to create a light caramelization on the potato wedges.
    7. Remove from the oven and transfer to a serving bowl, then sprinkle with the remaining sea salt and more fresh herbs if desired.
    8. Prepare the honey tahini dressing by blending all of the ingredients in a small blender or blending with a hand blender until smooth.
    9. Drizzle the potatoes with the honey tahini dressing or serve on the side as a dip.
    10. Serve sweet potato wedges while warm and enjoy!

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These delicious oven roasted healthy sweet potatoes with honey are baked to perfection and top the charts for sweet potato recipes. Crispy and soft, a great substitute for fries, these wedges are great as a side or to add to a salad or power bowl. Great for Thanksgiving too!

 

Have a wonderful Sunday, 

Christal // NITK

This post was sponsored by the Alberta Bee Commission but as always the thoughts and opinions are my own. 

 

Author: Christal Sczebel

Christal is the creator of Nutrition in the Kitch. She's a Certified Nutritional Consultant, twice published author, gluten and dairy free recipe developer, food photographer, speaker, wife, and mama. Christal loves good food, all things wellness, and loves to travel. Her wellness philosophy is centred around balance and sustainable health, life's way too short for boring diets and restriction!

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