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Roasted Purple Yams with Avocado Aioli

Roasted Purple Yams with Avocado Aioli - these colorful yams are roasted to perfection with a bit of olive oil and Parmesan cheese, then served with a smooth and creamy avocado aioli.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time40 mins
Course: Side Dish, Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: roasted yams
Servings: 4
Calories: 609kcal


  • 3 medium yams purple or any color, or sweet potatoes, about a lb
  • 2 tablespoon olive oil
  • 3 tablespoon Parmesan cheese grated
  • salt and pepper to taste

For Avocado Aioli

  • 1 avocado
  • ½ cup Greek yogurt
  • ¼ cup basil chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic
  • juice from 1 lime
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 2 tablespoon olive oil


  • Preheat the oven to 425°F.
  • Cut the purple yams into long thin strips then place them in a large bowl, drizzle with olive oil, add Parmesan cheese, salt, pepper and toss well.
  • Spread out the purple yams over a baking sheet. Try to have a single layer of fries so that each fry bakes evenly.
  • Place in the oven and roast for about 25 to 30 minutes, turning them over after 15 minutes, until they're crispy and start to brown.
  • While the purple yams are baking, you can prepare the avocado aioli. Place all the avocado aioli in a food processor or blender and blend until smooth.
  • Serve purple yams with avocado aioli.


  1. Please keep in mind that nutritional information is a rough estimate and can vary greatly based on products used.


Serving: 1serving | Calories: 609kcal | Carbohydrates: 94g | Protein: 10g | Fat: 23g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 3g | Monounsaturated Fat: 15g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 4mg | Sodium: 102mg | Potassium: 2866mg | Fiber: 16g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 618IU | Vitamin C: 60mg | Calcium: 138mg | Iron: 2mg