Baked Sweet Potato Wedges with Vegan Parsley Pesto

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These easy baked sweet potato wedges with vegan parsley pesto are a great side or appetizer to begin your meal! Perfectly crispy with tons of flavor. Gluten-free, dairy-free and vegan. 

Sweet Potato Wedges topped with a drizzle of Vegan Parsley Pesto on a baking sheet.

Welcome to January, home of the post-holiday blues, my super cold feet (seriously I need five pairs of socks right now) and deliciously healthy eating! Everyone I know is getting a start on their New Years’ resolutions, namely eating healthier. I’m all for starting the year fresh and with food that not only makes us feel great, but tastes amazing too! Who says healthy food has to be boring? Not me! 

That’s where these baked sweet potato wedges with vegan parsley pesto fit in. They’re baked instead of fried making them a great option for when you’re feeling a little indulgent. These sweet potato wedges are great as a side with your meal or as a snack while watching television! I mean I know I’ll be eating these wedges while I watch The Bachelor every Monday night.

Does anyone else watch that? I’m not ashamed to say we have a bachelor fantasy league going at work and yes, I am in charge of it. You may call me “The Commish” from now on. Hmmm maybe I should change my blog name to “A Dash of the Commish”- maybe in 2017?

Sweet potato wedges topped with parsley pesto on a baking sheet with a bowl of pesto on the side.

Anddd we’re back to the sweet potato wedges after that derailment. These potatoes aren’t exactly crispy but they’re perfectly roasted so you get a little bit of a crispy exterior with a soft, tender inside. I love the garlicky parsley pesto that is drizzled on top too!

I make a lot of pesto and I always make it with what I have on hand. Today, it was parsley and almonds. But, whatever you have works! Kale and Walnuts.. Basil and Pine Nut.. Cilantro and Pistachio.. the sky is the limit! Any way you make it, pesto takes these baked sweet potato wedges to a whole ‘nother level!

A baking sheet with a pile of sweet potato fries drizzled with parsley walnut pesto on top.

Baked Sweet Potato Wedges with Vegan Parsley Pesto

These easy baked sweet potato wedges with vegan parsley pesto are a great side or appetizer to begin your meal! Perfectly crispy with tons of flavor. Gluten-free, dairy-free and vegan. 
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Course: Appetizer, Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 35 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes
Servings: 6 servings
Calories: 372kcal
Author: Megan

Ingredients

For the Potato Wedges:

  • 2 sweet potatoes (rinsed, skin on and cut into wedges)
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp pepper
  • 1/2 tsp paprika
  • 1 tbsp olive oil or avocado oil

For the Pesto:

  • 1 cup parsley
  • 1/2 cup almonds
  • 3/4 cup olive oil or avocado oil
  • 1 garlic clove (minced)
  • 1/2 tsp salt

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 400F.
  • In a bowl, toss together potato wedges, oil, salt, pepper and paprika until completely covered.
  • Place potato wedges on a baking sheet in a single layer. Bake for 25-35 minutes, until potatoes are slightly crispy on the outside and lightly browned.
  • In the meantime, to make the pesto, combe parsley, almonds, garlic, and salt in a food processor and pulse until combined. Then stream in the oil until you reach a thin consistency.
  • Drizzle the pesto over the potato wedges before serving.

Nutrition

Calories: 372kcal | Carbohydrates: 12g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 35g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Sodium: 417mg | Potassium: 285mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 7085IU | Vitamin C: 14.5mg | Calcium: 58mg | Iron: 1.4mg
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