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Basil Chimichurri Crispy Baked Sweet Potato Fries

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Soaking Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 35 minutes
Servings 6 servings
Calories 259kcal


Basil Chimichurri Sauce

  • 1/4 cup lightly-packed fresh basil leaves
  • 1/4 cup lightly-packed flat leaf parsley
  • 3 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1/8 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Sweet Potato Fries

  • 3 medium (about 2 lbs) sweet potatoes, peeled and cut into 1/4-inch wide fry-sized matchsticks
  • 3 tablespoons melted coconut oil
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Parmesan shards (or grated) for topping, optional


Basil Chimichurri Sauce

  • Place basil, parsley, lemon juice, garlic, red pepper flakes, and honey in a food processor. Pulse several times while drizzling olive oil through top until sauce is thick and smooth, scraping down sides as necessary. Season sauce with salt and pepper to taste. Refrigerate until ready to use.

Sweet Potato Fries

  • Place cut sweet potato matchsticks in a large bowl. Cover with cold water and let soak for 1 hour. (or up to 8 hours)
  • Preheat oven to 425F. Line two baking sheets with parchment paper. Set aside. Remove sweet potatoes from cold water and let drain well. Pat completely dry with paper towels and place in a large bowl. Toss with melted coconut oil until evenly coated.
  • In a small bowl, combine cornstarch with cayenne, paprika, and garlic powder. Toss into sweet potatoes until evenly coated.
  • Divide sweet potatoes between baking sheets, making sure to space out sweet potatoes into a single layer. Bake sweet potatoes at 425F 15 minutes, then flip fries over to opposite side. Return to oven and bake an additional 10-15 minutes until fries are crispy and tender. Let cool 10 minutes.
  • For serving, place sweet potato fries in individual serving bowls and drizzle chimichurri over top. Top with Parmesan if desired. Serve immediately and enjoy!


Serving: 8oz | Calories: 259kcal | Carbohydrates: 32g | Protein: 2.7g | Fat: 13.9g | Saturated Fat: 7.4g | Sodium: 85mg | Potassium: 42mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 11.3g | Calcium: 32mg | Iron: 1mg