Baked Harissa Spiced Sweet Potato with Pesto

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This baked Harissa sweet potato side dish with a nutrient-packed kale and walnut pesto is super tasty and healthy at the same time. It is prepared with just a few ingredients and makes a fabulous accompaniment to any main meal.

  • 1 kg Sweet potatoes, thinly sliced
  • 2 tbsp Olive oil
  • 1 tbsp Butter, melted (olive oil if vegan)
  • 1 clove Garlic, minced
  • 1 tsp Harissa spice mix
  • Sea salt and pepper, to taste
  • Homemade kale and walnut pesto, to serve
  1. Preheat oven to 190C/375F. Combine together the olive oil, melted butter, minced garlic, harissa spice mix, salt, and pepper in a small bowl.
  2. Pour half of the oil-spice mixture in the bottom of a rectangular baking dish. Arrange sweet potato slices in the dish and brush potatoes with the remaining oil-spice mixture.
  3. Bake for 40 minutes until tender and lightly browned. Serve with pesto. | © 2017 | | © 2017 |


Rafeeda AR 14/12/17 07:09

That sounds like a delicious and healthy meal! Like the kale and walnut pesto...

Evolve With Mary 14/12/17 07:48

Your Kale and Walnut pesto looks delicious Angie! And I haven’t found a sweet potato I didn’t like. This is a great recipe :) Happy Holidays my friend.

The Yum List 14/12/17 09:30

Beautiful! A dish for me please!

Tricia Buice 14/12/17 12:58

We eat plenty of sweet potatoes so this is going on the menu! The kale and walnut pesto sounds great too :) Have a terrific weekend Angie!

claudia lamascolo 14/12/17 13:26

This is just what I was looking for amazing timing we love sweet potatoes

No Spoon Necessary 14/12/17 13:40

This bake looks delicious, Angie!!! I absolutely love harissa and sweet potatoes, so this is a MUST try! Cheers!!

Evi 14/12/17 14:04

This is so my type of food, Angie! Sweet potatoes, kale and walnut....perfection!

Nancy Chan 14/12/17 15:19

Makes me hungry looking at the pictures! Have a lovely day!

Jean | 14/12/17 15:40

Angie, that is a showstopper! Just imagining the flavors is making me drool!

Pam 14/12/17 17:33

YUM! Great combination of flavors.

Cheri Savory Spoon 14/12/17 18:02

I could easily eat this sweet potato dish all by myself, love the way you spiced it up and the pesto sounds amazing!!!!

Evelyne CulturEatz 14/12/17 19:18

That is such an awesome twist for a holiday dinner. Pesto and sweet potatoes? What a great idea to pair. And a little spicy touch is nice.

Abbe@This is How I Cook 14/12/17 23:13

I think harissa would be a great compliment to sweet potatoes. And I love both!

Gloria Baker 15/12/17 00:44

Sweet potatoes looks beautiful Angie!

Liz Berg 15/12/17 03:33

What a gorgeous dish, Angie! Perfect side for the holidays, but I'd eat this all year round!

mjskit 15/12/17 04:44

Pesto AND harissa! I'm in heaven! I have to try these sweet potatoes. Thanks Angie!

Alida 15/12/17 14:35

Wonderful! I love your healthy dishes Angie, I am bookmarking this one, I love food with spices.

fimère .b 15/12/17 20:10

une recette originale plein de saveurs j'adore la patate douce
bonne soirée

Anca 16/12/17 10:41

What a lovely colour, I like the sound of this recipe a lot. They would make a yummy side dish for Christmas.

Lukhi Diamond Pvt. Ltd. 16/12/17 10:45

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natalia20041989 16/12/17 17:28

Love those vibrant colors☺☺

kitchen flavours 17/12/17 06:47

What a beautiful sweet potato dish! Looks really delicious with the kale pesto!

Medeja 17/12/17 08:21

Looks yummy!I love sweet potato!

Cathleen 17/12/17 16:01

This would make a great addition to a Christmas party!!

SavoringTime in the Kitchen 17/12/17 17:05

Sweet potatoes have always been a favorite of mine and I love the combination of spice and pesto. Well done, Angie!

Choclette Blogger 17/12/17 17:43

Oh yes, this sounds so delicious. Love the contrasting flavours and colours.

Debra Eliotseats 18/12/17 01:12

This looks sooooo delicious and could be a whole meal.

Amy (Savory Moments) 18/12/17 12:56

This is a delicious way to serve sweet potatoes!

grace 19/12/17 00:56

i'm so glad harissa was introduced to me! it has such a wonderful flavor, and i imagine it must go really well with these sweet potatoes!

Rebecca Subbiah 19/12/17 01:54

this looks wonderful, great dish to take to a pot luck

Dawn Yucuis 19/12/17 05:08

I love sweet potatoes, this recipe sounds delicious. Great side dish!

Geraldine Saucier 19/12/17 07:14

Great recipe. These sweet potatoes look wonderful

Pola & Cleme 19/12/17 08:45

Wow. I must try this combination.

Easyfoodsmith 19/12/17 09:27

I love to always pep up my sweet potatoes and these flavors sound so amazing together. Would give it a go sometimes soon.

Tania|My Kitchen Stories 19/12/17 11:57

I think I am in love. Sweet potatoes and pesto plus spices. Divine

Adina 19/12/17 20:44

What a great side dish for the holiday season! I love baked sweet potatoes and the combination with pesto sounds great!

GiGi Eats Celebrities 19/12/17 21:48

I love sweet potatoes so much, it's probably unhealthy. LOL! I ate WAY TOO MANY of them last night, lol... But loved EVERY SECOND of it!

Kitchen Riffs 20/12/17 01:53

Harissa is great, isn't it? Love its spicy flavor! And spicy stuff is excellent with sweet potatoes -- perfect combo. This looks great -- thanks!

Sharon D 20/12/17 02:32

Angie, this looks so yummy! The stuff that we call 'comfort food'.

Nava K 20/12/17 08:27

This is really tempting. I can't stop loving it and loving you Angie.

Pam 20/12/17 14:22

Your sweet potatoes look delicious, Angie! And I like that you sliced them, have to give this a try with that good pesto. Good pairing, I'm sure!

Ashley@CookNourishBliss 20/12/17 16:14

You know I love anything with sweet potatoes!!! haha This sounds delicious! Happy holidays Angie!!!

Judee Algazi 20/12/17 16:57

I love the simplicity and the healthy ingredients in this delicious looking side dish. Sweet potatoes are a favorite.

Karen (Back Road Journal) 20/12/17 19:39

What a colorful dish and I love your combination of flavors. Definitely pinning.

Monica 20/12/17 20:19

I love sweet potatoes every which way. I usually just roast it with a bit of salt and I've never enjoyed it with a pesto like this. It looks great and it must taste wonderful. Hope you have a great holiday!

Marcelle @ A Little Fish in the Kitchen 21/12/17 05:45

Yum, we are a family of sweet potato lovers! This dish sounds like a flavorful and healthy new way for us to cook them. Nice recipe, Angie! Gorgeous pictures too!!

Katerina 22/12/17 09:27

I love sweet potato plus it is so packed with vitamins and good ingredients! These look amazing!

Anne Regalado 23/12/17 12:54

I actually have a canned of harissa here and don't know what to do with it :D Sweet potato baked with that spiced pesto sounds delicious !

Emma @ Bake Then Eat 26/12/17 23:04

What an absolutely perfect side dish, flavours are just bursting out here. Hope you had a great Christmas Angie :)

Anne@ASaladForAllSeasons 29/12/17 06:05

Oh how I LOVE sweet potatoes in any form! Your sweet and spicy version looks amazing! :)

Merry Smith 1/1/18 13:24

I really love this food for side food and pesto rise this taste..thanks for sharing a great recipe..

Katerina 10/1/18 08:50

Sweet potato is my latest love! These look gorgeous!


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