Barbecue sesame sweet potatoes

Easy vegan recipe for 6 people, takes only 20 mins; recipe has sweet potato, vegetable oil, sesame oil, ginger, garlic clove, soy sauce, lime, sesame seeds, peanuts, green chilli and spring onions.

Barbecue sesame sweet potatoes

Barbecue sesame sweet potatoes

Recipe by Chef Soomro Course: Easy vegan


Prep time

10 mins


  • Vegetable Oil: 3 tbsp vegetable oil
  • Garlic Clove: 1 garlic clove, chopped
  • Lime: 1 lime, juiced
  • Soy Sauce: 3 tbsp soy sauce
  • Sesame Oil: 1 tsp toasted sesame oil
  • Spring Onions: 1/2 bunch of spring onions, washed and chopped
  • Sweet Potato: 6 sweet potatoes, washed and cut into wedges
  • Ginger: 1 tbsp ginger, chopped
  • Green Chilli: 1 green chilli, sliced
  • Sesame Seeds: 1 tbsp sesame seeds (black if you have them)
  • Peanuts: 50g plain peanuts, crushed


  1. Light a liddedbarbecue. Let the flames die down and the coals turn ashen, then mound the coal up on one side or heat an oven to 180C/160C fan/gas 4. Arrange the sweet potatoes on a large tray and drizzle with 1 tbsp of the vegetable oil, season and toss. Cook on the barbecue or in the oven for 25 mins until charred and softened.
  2. Meanwhile,whiskthe remaining oils, ginger, garlic, soy and lime juice. Baste the potatoes with some of the sauce and return to the barbecue for another 30-40 mins, basting as they cook. Once the potatoes are glazed and sticky, remove and sprinkle on the sesame seeds and peanuts, and leave to cool slightly. Remove the wedges from the tray and pop into a salad bowl. Sprinkle over the chilli and spring onions and serve.