I’m always on the hunt for new healthy dinner ideas to get us through the week. Even I, who cooks for a living, get bored of the same old recipes. These roasted sweet potato feta bowls are so delicious, and a great way to pack in tons of nutrients!
The harissa tahini sauce truly makes this dish special. It’s a mix of tahini (sesame paste), lemon juice, garlic, water, salt and harissa. It’s creamy, spicy, and a meal prep staple in our fridge!
Harissa is a hot chili pepper paste widely used in North African and Middle Eastern cooking. It can be mixed into sauces, spread onto sandwiches, or even poured onto a plate of hummus to add a little extra heat and flavor.
When mixed into tahini sauce, harissa adds the perfect combination of flavors to elevate this grain bowl. Tahini is so versatile, and is a great addition to both sweet and savory dishes.
The flavor combination in this meal is amazing! You get a good amount of protein, fiber and healthy fat in each portion.
How to prep these easy grain bowls
- Pick your grain. Brown rice is a go-to of mine, but quinoa, barley, farro, or any other grain you like would all be great options
- Roast your sweet potatoes
- Add in some veggies + greens
- Choose a protein! Beans and tofu are great vegetarian options
- Add your feta cheese
- Toss with your harissa tahini sauce
These bowls are delicious, nutritious, and a great way to use up any veggies lying around. The sauce is the best part, so I suggest making a double batch to keep in the fridge to pour onto everything!