This easy grain bowl has so much to love--sweet potatoes, protein-packed chickpeas, creamy avocado and homemade tahini dressing. Make the full recipe on the weekend and pack into individual serving containers for ready-to-go lunches for work all week.

Carolyn Casner
Source:, April 2017


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Recipe Summary

30 mins
30 mins


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Instructions Checklist
  • Preheat oven to 425 degrees F.

  • Toss sweet potato with 1 tablespoon oil and 1/4 teaspoon each salt and pepper in a medium bowl. Transfer to a rimmed baking sheet. Roast, stirring once, until tender, 15 to 18 minutes.

  • Meanwhile, whisk the remaining 2 tablespoons oil, tahini, water, lemon juice, garlic and the remaining 1/4 teaspoon each salt and pepper in a small bowl.

  • To serve, divide quinoa among 4 bowls. Top with equal amounts of sweet potato, chickpeas and avocado. Drizzle with the tahini sauce. Sprinkle with parsley (or cilantro).

Nutrition Facts

455 calories; protein 11.1g; carbohydrates 50.5g; dietary fiber 11g; sugars 3.1g; fat 24.6g; saturated fat 3.4g; vitamin a iu 5894.7IU; vitamin c 20.7mg; folate 148.8mcg; calcium 77.2mg; iron 3.5mg; magnesium 114.7mg; potassium 741.9mg; sodium 472.1mg; thiamin 0.3mg.

Reviews (6)

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6 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 5
  • 4 star values: 0
  • 3 star values: 1
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Rating: 5 stars
Made the recipe according to the instructions I have to say this was quick to prep easy and taste great. I will add this to my recipe collection. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
So filling and healthy at the same. Not to mention the simplicity of it. Yum!! Read More
Rating: 3 stars
The list of ingredients does not mentioned garlic but in the directions it says to add garlic to the dressing but it does not say how much to add. I wish I read all the directions instead of just the ingredient list before i went grocery shopping. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
Quick and easy to make. I made this with millet instead of quinoa. Yum! Definitely a keeper! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
Delicious! I didn't have quinoa so I used rice. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
This recipe is so convenient for on-the-go lunches! I usually try to add some cloves of garlic on the baking sheet with sweet potatoes before roasting just as a an added topping so good! Read More