Sweet Potatoes with Coconut, Pomegranate and Lime

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Sweet Potatoes with Coconut, Pomegranate and Lime

Servings 4

Total Time: 50 minutes

Cook Time: 50 minutes

Nutrition Information

calories 141

carbohydrate 28g

protein 3g

fat 4g


  • 3 medium sweet potato(es)
  • 1/2 cup(s) coconut milk, full fat
  • 1/4 cup(s) coconut, unsweetened shredded toasted
  • 1 medium pomegranate(s) seeded
  • 1 teaspoon(s) sea salt (optional)
  • 2 tablespoon(s) cilantro, fresh chopped
  • 1 medium lime(s) cut into wedges


  1. Preheat oven to 400 F.
  2. Cut off ends of sweet potatoes. Using a heavy fork, prick 20 times around the surface of each potato.
  3. Arrange on a rimmed baking sheet and roast until tender (about 45 minutes).
  4. Let cool slightly, then mash sweet potatoes with a fork.
  5. Stir in coconut milk, coconut flakes and pomegranate seeds.? Season with sea salt if desired.
  6. Garnish with cilantro and serve with lime wedges.


  1. Fabulous!
    Of course when I need a pomegrante – there were not any in the store.
    However, I finely chopped up some strawberries to replace the pomegrante. We all enjoyed the sweet potatoes!!!

  2. I am assuming the toasted coconut just gets mixed in with the sweet potato? It calls for it in the ingredients, but says nothing in the directions!!

    1. Yes, the coconut gets mixed in with all the other ingredients. Thanks for catching that – I corrected the recipe. Enjoy!

  3. I really liked having a crunch in these sweet potatoes (the pomegranate seeds), but the best part was the lime. I’ll be making this again!

  4. Made this tonight as a pre-holiday presentation for my Paleo Challenge group. Loved the crunchy, smooth combo with sweet coconut against the tangy lime. A BIG HIT! Thanks so much for this inspiring dish.

  5. Just fork the sweet potatoes top and bottom 2-3 times, bake them 5 mins on full power in a microwave and then flip and do 5 more mins. Much easier and faster than the oven.

  6. This might be my favorite recipe so far. It is so confusing to the taste buds…so unique! With the red pomegranates and the green cilantro, it would make a very festive Christmas dish.

  7. If you can’t find pomegranate maybe dried cranberries for colour and pine nuts for some crunch would work. I’m trying this recipe. It’s sounds fantastic! Thank you. :)

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