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!
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.
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.
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.
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!
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!
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!
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!
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.