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.
It makes for the perfect sauces, like in this maple tahini tofu recipe, or can replace a fat source in baked goods, like in these tahini oatmeal bars.
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!
I made this lunch yesterday and it was amazing! I trusted Gal when she said this sauce was sublime, so I made a double batch and I am so glad I did! It’s delicious! We ate the sweet potatoes with the sauce beforehand and my husband kept going, “so good” every few bites. He’s not a Buddha bowl person – to be honest, he’s a total “bro” when it comes to food (fast food burgers and coke for lunch kinda deal) so this meal was an excellent opportunity to get him to eat healthier. I am pleased to say that my husband and I finished our bowls! AND we were full the entire day! This bowl is truly a nutritious meal that will fill you up with all the good stuff and taste delicious will doing so. 10/10 Recommend.
Side note: I didn’t have bell peppers, so I substituted for avocado and that also tasted great!
Thank you so much for the kind review, Manpreet! I’m so happy to hear your husband loved it as well. The best part about it is that its completely customizable, so you can always play around with different toppings and proteins, and double the sauce for extra flavor.