Sweet Potato Fries with Basil Salt

5 sweet potatoes, cut into about 1 by 5-inch "fries" (microwave for a few seconds to soften before cutting)

3 tablespoons olive oil
2 tablespoons chopped fresh basil leaves
2 teaspoons kosher salt
1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
3/4 cup low-fat mayonnaise
1 teaspoon minced garlic
1 tablespoon lemon juice


Preheat the oven to 400°F.

Place the cut  sweet potato on a foil-lined baking sheet and toss with the olive oil. Bake until golden, about 45 minutes.

Meanwhile combine the basil, salt, and pepper in a small bowl. In another small bowl combine the mayonnaise, garlic, and lemon juice, and stir to combine.

When the sweet potato fries come out of the oven, sprinkle with the basil salt. Serve with the garlic mayonnaise alongside for dipping.


-Adapted from Giada De Laurentiis