Baked Fingerling Sweet Potato Wedges is a really nice dish. It can be a light lunch or brunch which will satisfies the appetite without that sluggish feeling.  It will also make for a tasty side dish. It’s sweet and spicy notes can accompany so many main course dishes.

Baked Fingerling Sweet Potatoes Wedges has great eye appeal too, serve to your friends who are concerned about their calorie intake and they will be very, very grateful.


Baked Fingerling Sweet Potato Wedges by Diverse Dinners


The fingerling sweet potatoes are cut into quarters and then coated with olive oil and Chinese five spice, then baked for 20 minutes.  The avocado, pomegranate, jalapeno, cilantro and sesame seeds topping, is mixed with rice vinegar and extra virgin olive oil, with a dash of salt and pepper. This combination is totally yummy, a real winner in my book.

Now let’s talk health benefits. Sweet potatoes are often described as one of the world’s healthiest foods. A food which is held in such high regard should be combined with other such foods, hence my decision to add avocado and pomegranate. Aside from the combination being ridiculously delicious Baked Fingerling Sweet Potato Wedges is a concoction of health benefits. Here’s a few of their purported benefits.

Sweet Potato

  • Regulates sugar levels
  • Anti-inflammatory
  • Anti-cancer


  • Helps lower cholesterol
  • Helps control high blood pressure
  • Aids healthy visioin


  • Anti-inflammatory
  • Cancer fighting
  • Helps control high blood pressure

Cilantro and sesame seeds have great health benefits too, but one needs to eat a considerable amount to see any true benefit which doesn’t exist in this recipe.

I also like that Baked Fingerling Sweet Potato Wedges is nice and easy to make once you have all of your ingredients together. This is a dish best served as soon as it is prepared, so if you plan on serving to guests, I suggest you wait until they arrive before you start on creating it.


Baked Fingerling Sweet Potato Wedges by Diverse Dinners


Baked Fingerling Sweet Potato Wedges is a all you need for some sustenance. Give this recipe a try and let me know what you think.


Serves 4

Baked Fingerling Sweet Potato Wedges

20 minPrep Time

20 minCook Time

40 minTotal Time

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  • 2 lb fingerling sweet potatoes
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tsp Chinese five spice powder
  • 2 haas avocados (diced)
  • 1/2 cup pomegranate arils
  • 1/2 a jalapeno (cut into quarters)
  • 1/4 cup fresh cilantro (removed from stalks)
  • 2 tsp sesame seeds
  • 3/4 tsp rice vinegar
  • 2 tsp extra virgin olive oil
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Equipment & Utensils
  • Large roasting tin with rack


  1. Wash sweet potatoes thoroughly, then cut into quarters.
  2. Dry off with paper towels, and then place in a large bowl.
  3. Add olive oil and toss, and then sprinkle with five spice powder and toss.
  4. Place potato wedges skin side down on rack in roasting tin. Dependent upon the size of your roasting tin, you may have to roast the wedges in two batches.
  5. Place in a preheated oven at 450 and cook until wedges are soft inside when pinched (approx. 20-30 mins).
  6. Once cooked, arrange wedges in equal amounts on plates. Or one large serving platter.
  7. Place avocado, pomegranate, jalapeno, cilantro and sesame seeds in a bowl, then add rice vinegar and oil and mix together.
  8. Sprinkle with salt and pepper to taste, then spoon mixture over the sweet potato wedges and serve immediately.