Easy quick dinners are no joke because sometimes life happens and then you are hungry, then hangry, then maybe yelling and or tears start and nothing is ever going to be good again. And then you eat and everything is A OK, but that time between tears and food can be long, especially when you just can't think so one should have a least a good 2 or 3 good dinners up there sleeve (besides pasta) that can be made quick and easily to avoid the fallout of food deprivation. This bowl of goodness here is one of those. And sure some people might not always have a sweet potato, tahini, or chickpeas is the house (I ALWAYS have a sweet potato or some type of winter squash and tahini and chickpeas... they are staples here) but with a tiny it of foresight, you can make these things happen too. And then you will make it and realize that you must have these ingredients on hand at all times because yeah, a good go to meal that will prevent the tears.
Admittedly I have made this for the mr but he is not that into it. Says he is not a huge fan of sweet potatoes. (what the fuck is wrong with him?) But me, I eat is and I eat it all.. The sweet potato/chickpea/tahini combination is classic fantastic. This hash is sweet potato sweet, a little chickpea crunchy, salty, savory, and creamy citrusy. It's all sorts of goodness. I tossed this hash on a big bed of kale (any sturdy green would be good) and only good things happen in my mouth. So the mr. might not like it but I am starting to realize (after 15 years) that my taste is far superior to his. Haha. (but really) Quick and easy (and healthy) and good. Make it once and it will turn into on of your go to dinners, unless you don't like sweet potatoes. In that case there is pasta.
The stuff. Chick peas (I had just made a batch but if you don't have any made already, grab a can) a sweet potato, an onion, a lemon, some tahini, and garlic Also some cumin and chili powder, olive oil, and salt and pepper.
Preheat your oven and chop up the onion and sweet potato into mouth sized pieces.
Toss the chopped stuff onto a baking sheet with the chickpeas.
Drizzle the whole shebang with olive oil and toss with cumin, chili powder, and salt and pepper.
Into the oven it goes.
Half hour later it is all roasted and ready.
Oh quick, make this before the stuff is out of the oven. Tahini, minced garlic, a dash of salt, a bit of the liquid from the chickpeas and the juice of a lemon. Just stick it all in a cup or bowl and mix it around. Then it's done.
Scoop the hash into a bowl (I like a large pile of greens underneath) and cover with the tahini sauce.
Eat is all to your face.
Sweet Potato Chickpea Hash With Lemon Tahini Sauce
dinner for one, a side for two. Very easily doubled or tripled.
- 1 sweet potato
- 2 cups or 1 can cooked chickpeas drained but liquid reserved
- 1 medium yellow onion
- 1 tablespoon cumin
- 1 teaspoon chili powder
- salt and pepper
- 2-3 tablespoons olive oil
- 3 tablespoon tahini
- 1 lemon
- 1/4- 1/2 cup of aquafaba (chickpea liquid)
- 2-3 cloves garlic
Preheat oven to 425
Chop sweet potato and onion into mouth sized cubes and place on a baking sheet. Add the drained chickpeas and drizzle with olive oil and toss around. Sprinkle on the cumin, chili powder, salt and pepper, and toss that around again. When the oven is preheated, slide the baking sheet on in.
While the stuff is baking, mince the garlic and place it in a bowl with the tahini, the juice of a lemon, and a pinch or two of salt to taste. Add in 1/4 cup of aquafaba and mix it all around. If to thick for your liking, add a little more of the aqaufaba until its a good consistency.
Check the stuff in the oven after 20 minutes and give it a toss. Keep baking for another 5-10 minutes or until the sweet potato is cooked and starting to brown. Remove from oven and dump into a bowl (maybe on a bed of greens or rice) and drizzle all over with the tahini sauce.