Grilled Sweet Potato Wedges

Grilled Sweet Potato Wedges

As summer gatherings kick into full gear, it's the perfect time to indulge in dishes that not only delight your taste buds (and those of your guests!) but that also support longevity. These Grilled Sweet Potato Wedges are the perfect solution. Rich in antioxidants including beta-carotene and polyphenols, nutrient dense, and full of fiber, sweet potatoes are a staple of the Longevity Diet. Here, their sweetness is enhanced with smoked paprika and garlic powder, along with heart-healthy olive oil. Easy to prepare, plant-based, and dairy-free, you can’t go wrong with this crowd favorite!  


  • 2 large sweet potatoes 
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil 
  • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika 
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder 
  • Salt and pepper 
  • Fresh parsley, chopped (optional) 


  1. Prepare the Sweet Potatoes:
  • Wash and scrub the sweet potatoes. 
  • Cut each sweet potato into wedges (about 6-8 wedges per potato)  
  1. Season the Wedges:
  • In a large bowl, toss the sweet potato wedges with olive oil, smoked paprika, garlic powder, salt, and pepper until evenly coated. 
  1. Grill the Wedges:
  • Preheat your grill to medium-high heat. 
  • Place the sweet potato wedges on the grill in a single layer. 
  • Cook for about 15-20 minutes, turning occasionally, until the wedges are tender and have grill marks. 
  1. Serve:
  • Remove from the grill and sprinkle with fresh parsley if desired. 
  • Serve hot.