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Lentils with Sweet Potatoes And Parsley Tahini Sauce

This delicious, healthy, and filling meal will make you a lentil fan if you're not already. Pair these lentils with roasted sweet potatoes and parsley tahini sauce, and you've got a dish that redefines comfort food.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time34 mins
Total Time49 mins
Servings: 4
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For the lentils:

  • 1 ½ cups lentils, rinsed
  • 3 ½ cups water
  • 1 Tbsp olive oil
  • ½ tsp garlic powder
  • ½ tsp onion salt
  • ½ tsp sea salt

For the potatoes:

  • 3 pounds sweet potatoes, peeled and diced to ½ inch pieces (or use whatever potatoes you have on hand)
  • 3 Tbsp olive oil
  • ½ tsp sea salt
  • ¼ tsp onion salt
  • ¼ tsp garlic powder
  • 1/8 tsp pepper

For the tahini sauce

  • ½ cup tahini
  • 1/3 cup water
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1 tsp fresh parsley, minced
  • ¼ tsp sea salt
  • dash of pepper
  • ½ tsp fresh lemon juice


Cook the lentils

  • To a large soup pot, add the rinsed lentils, water, garlic powder, onion salt, and olive oil.
  • Turn the heat up to high, and bring the lentils to a boil.
  • One boiling, bring the heat down to low, and let the lentils simmer for 45 minutes. The liquid should be mostly absorbed, and the lentils cooked through but not mushy.
  • Now add the salt. Taste, and add additional salt if desired. Lentils are done!
  • While the lentils cook, roast the sweet potatoes and make the creamy parsley tahini sauce.

Roast the sweet potatoes potatoes

  • Preheat the oven to 375 degrees.
  • Place the sweet potatoes, seasonings, and olive oil on a standard-sized baking sheet.
  • With your hands, toss the potatoes until the seasonings and olive oil evenly coat them.
  • Roast the potatoes at 375 degrees for 17 minutes.
  • Take the potatoes out of the oven, and flip them so a different side of each potato is face down on the baking sheet.
  • Place the baking sheet back in the oven, and roast the potatoes for an additional 17 minutes. Potatoes are done!

Make the parsley tahini sauce

  • In a small bowl, add the tahini, salt, pepper, garlic, parsley, lemon juice, and water.
  • Whisk everything together with a fork until you have a creamy, smooth sauce (You can also do this in the food processor if you don’t want any texture from the garlic.)
  • Tahini sauce is done!

Serve and enjoy!

  • To each plate, add the lentils, sweet potatoes, and some greens. (I prefer spinach.) Drizzle the parsley tahini sauce over the top of everything and serve!


This dish is vegan, vegetarian, and gluten free!
Spinach is my favorite green to serve with this meal.