Chipotle Yam Fries with Avocado Cilantro Sauce

Most of us love fries, but we do not necessarily want the unhealthy fat that to often associated with the french fry.  No need to give up fries all together though. Baked yam fries are a great option, and as a plus they have more vitamins than regular potato fries. I like to put some spicy chipotle and chili powder on mine and serve them with a heart healthy avocado cilantro sauce similar to guacamole.  Both the sauce and the fries are simple to make, and the key is to roast the fries in a hot oven for maximum crispness.  Both kids and adults will love these, and if you want them a little milder, go lighter on the chipotle.  But if you are like me and you like spice, you can double the amount in the recipe.

Author: Amy Lyons O’Neil

Amy has worked for Fresh and Natural Foods since 2006 contributing to the variety of healthful foods we offer. She graduated with a degree in studio art from Bethel University in 2007, but in her senior year of college, found that her passion was with the art of food. She later used her photography and culinary skills to create a vegan food and recipe blog, Fragrant Vanilla Cake. She has also written 3 cookbooks. She specializes in vegan and vegetarian recipes. Local, fresh and organic food has always been her focus in whatever she creates.



To make the yam fries, cut the yams into fries, toss with the olive oil, chipotle, and chili powder, and spread out on a sheet pan. Roast in the oven at 450º F for about 30 minutes, turning once after 15 minutes. Remove from the oven once browned and crisp.

Meanwhile, to make the sauce, combine all ingredients in the food processor and process until smooth. Serve the fries with the dipping sauce.

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Recipe Type

  • Allergen Friendly
  • Dairy-Free
  • Gluten-Free
  • Heart Healthy
  • Paleo
  • Vegan
  • Vegetarian

Course Type

  • Appetizer
  • Side Dish
  • Snack

Skill Level

  • Beginner
  • Child Friendly
  • Easy