As sweet potato season arrives and tomato season ends, I created this savory roasted sweet potatoes with cherry tomatoes recipe as a transition from one season to the next. Fresh and full of flavor, this is a great side dish to the main entree, as well as a great option to take along to a gathering.
Preheat oven to 375 degrees F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
In a medium-sized bowl, toss sweet potatoes with 1 Tbsp of the olive oil, smoked paprika, garlic powder, 1/4 tsp of sea salt, and 1/8 tsp of ground black pepper. Spread sweet potatoes in a single layer on the prepared baking sheet. Roast for 30 minutes, stirring halfway through.
While the sweet potatoes are roasting, soak the green onions in a bowl of ice water and set aside.
To prepare the cherry tomatoes, combine the halved tomatoes, garlic, remaining 1/2 Tbsp of olive oil, red wine vinegar, 1/4 tsp sea salt, and black pepper in a medium, bowl. Season to taste and set aside to allow the tomatoes to marinate.
To serve, spread the roasted sweet potatoes on to a serving platter. Drain the green onions, pat dry, and add to the cherry tomatoes along with the pepperoncini peppers and a glug of olive oil. Toss the tomato mixture to combine and pile the tomatoes and their juices on top of the sweet potatoes.