Cumin-Achiote Roasted Potatoes

Today I want to share a simple, effortless, and delicious potato dish packed with flavor that we really enjoyed in our house. It makes a fantastic side dish. Serve it with your favorite meat, fish or poultry.

Buen provecho!



(About 6 servings)

  • 2 pounds small red skinned potatoes
  • 1/4 cup achiote oil
  • 1 tablespoon ground cumin
  • Salt and pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder


  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F.
  2. Cut the potatoes in half or quarters and place in a bowl with the remaining ingredients. Toss until the potatoes are well coated.
  3. lace the potatoes on a baking sheet and spread out into one layer.
  4. Roast in the oven for about 45 minutes or until browned.
  5. Remove the potatoes from the oven, season to taste, and serve.
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  1. says

    Love the color achiote leaves.

    Please check out Vm channel or their webside. Chef Catalina Velex…Origenes con Catalina Velez…la historia gastronomica y cultural de idigenas. All aout you country…I love it!

  2. says

    My mom’s Puerto Rican and she makes something similar, but she uses olive oil, sweet onion, garlic, cumin, achiote, ground cilantro seed, turmeric, saffron, and sweet paprika.

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