Grilled Sweet Potatoes & Red Onion with Tahini Dressing

A Middle Eastern vegetable dish using grilled sweet potatoes, scrumptious! Complete the meal with these maple grilled burgers! 


  • 3 medium sweet potatoes, washed well and sliced into ½ inch rounds
  • 1 small red onion, sliced into ½ inch rounds
  • 3 tbsp olive oil, divided, seasoned with salt and pepper to taste
  • 2 tbsp tahini (seseame paste)
  • ½ lemon, juice
  • 3 tbsp warm water
  • A good pinch of chili flakes
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 2 tbsp toasted pine nuts
  • ¼ cup fresh basil leaves


  1. Heat barbecue to medium-high, approximately 400°C (200°F).
  2. Brush onion and toss sweet potatoes with 2 tbsp seasoned olive oil. Spread evenly over grill, trying to keep slices of onion rounds intact. Barbecue for 20 minutes, flipping once, midway, or until cooked through and lightly charred.
  3. To make dressing, combine tahini, lemon juice, warm water, and chili flakes. Stir until smooth, then add salt and pepper to taste.
  4. When sweet potatoes and onions are ready, pile them onto a platter, drizzle with tahini dressing, and scatter with pine nuts, olives and basil. Drizzle with remaining 1 tbsp of seasoned olive oil. Encourage guests to coat their veggies in the tahini sauce. It looks better separate, but tastes better mixed up!

Serves 4 to 6.

Adapted from Food and Drink 2015

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Crockpot Onion Soup

Dreaming of a delicious, savory soup for dinner tonight to help combat that evil cold that’s been spreading around? Well, dream no more – try this simple soup that will cook in your crock pot with minimal steps required!


½ cup red wine

½ cup water

5-6 sweet onions finely cut into strips

4 cups organic beef stock

1tbsp grape seed oil

4-5 garlic cloves depending on size

2 tsp red wine vinegar

1 bay leaf

1tbsp tamari or soy sauce

¼ tsp dried rosemary

¼ tsp dried thyme

Sea salt and pepper to taste


Slice onions and add to the crock pot or large cooking pot. On high, let onion cook down for about 30-45 minutes.

Add in the rest of the ingredients and let simmer on low for 4-5 hours.

Adjust seasoning as needed