I remember how delighted I was when I discovered Sweet Potato Fries, and the recipe on the blog for Spicy Sweet Potato Fries has been a favorite of mine for quite a while now. I still love to make sweet potato fries that way, tossed in a mixture of spices, but recently I started to make plain sweet potato fries and put the spiciness in the dipping sauce. Sometimes I will even eat this dipping sauce on (gasp) frozen sweet potato fries like the ones in these photos, although there's no doubt that from-scratch sweet potato fries are more South Beach Diet friendly. Whether you make your own fries, or use frozen ones, this dip with spicy Sriracha is a fun way to eat them.
Mix together the mayo and sour cream until no lumps appear. I used light sour cream and regular mayo, but I think light mayo would be fine in this too. I'm not a fan of fat-free sour cream or fat-free mayo because they often have added sugar.
Whisk in Sriracha sauce, starting with a tiny amount and then tasting until it's as spicy as you prefer. I used about 1/2 tsp. Sriracha sauce, but I'm kind of a lightweight when it comes to spicy foods. Other types of hot sauce could be used, but I love the Sriracha flavor in this.
Then whisk in the fresh-squeezed lime juice, and blend until it's creamy with no lumps. That's all! Serve with sweet potato fries and wait for compliments.
Spicy Dipping Sauce with Sriracha Sauce for Sweet Potato Fries or Roasted Vegetables
(Makes just over 1/2 cup dipping sauce, enough for a big cookie sheet of sweet potato fries. Recipe created by Kalyn with inspiration from Spicy Mexican Slaw.
1/4 cup sour cream (I used light sour cream)
1/4 cup mayo (I used regular mayo, but next time I would probably use light mayo)
Sriracha sauce to taste (about 1/2 - 1 tsp.)
2 T fresh-squeezed lime juice
Sweet Potato Fries for serving (I would probably just roast the sweet potatoes with olive oil, salt, and pepper if I was eating them with this dipping sauce.)
Whisk together sour cream and mayo, stirring until there are no lumps. Then add Sriracha sauce, starting with a small amount, stirring to combine, and tasting until it is as spicy as you'd like it. I used about 1/2 tsp. but if you like spicy foods you'll probably want a bit more.
When the sauce is as spicy as you'd like, add the fresh-squeezed lime juice and whisk in until the mixture is smooth. Serve dipping sauce with sweet potatoes fries. I think this would also be good with other roasted vegetables, especially Roasted Cauliflower or Roasted Broccoli.
South Beach Suggestions:
Sweet potato fries with a moderate amount of this dipping sauce would be approved for phase 2 or 3 of the South Beach Diet, especially if you make your own sweet potato fries and use light sour cream and light mayo. If you use low-glycemic vegetables like Roasted Cauliflower or Roasted Broccoli, this could be eaten for phase one.
More Ideas with Sweet Potato Fries:
(Recipes from other blogs may not always be South Beach Diet friendly; check ingredients.)
Oven-Baked Sweet Potato Fries from Sarah's Cucina Bella
Chili-Spiked Sweet Potato Fries from the Kitchn
Rosemary Garlic Sweet Potato Fries from Pinch My Salt
Baked Sweet Potato Fries from Zesty Cook
Sweet Potato Fries from Carrots n' Cake
(Want even more recipes? I find these recipes from other blogs using Food Blog Search.)