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

Grilled Sweet Potatoes picture source 

Maple Grilled Burgers

Maple Grilled Burger

maple grilled burger

Try this recipe for the perfect gluten free burger with a Canadian Maple twist! Simple recipe with simple ingredients, what could be better?


• 4 Burgers
• 2 Tablespoons of olive oil
• 2 Tablespoons of Canadian Pure Maple Syrup + maple syrup for grilling
• 2 large Spanish onions, sliced
• 1 teaspoon of balsamic vinegar
• ½ teaspoon each of sea salt + red pepper flakes
• Lettuce (optional)
• grilled avocado slices (optional)
• tomato slices (optional)


Heat olive oil in a pan on medium heat for 3 minutes.
Add sliced Spanish onions.
Add balsamic vinegar, maple syrup, sea salt and red pepper flakes.
Allow to cook until golden brown.


If you liked this recipe, please try this Hummus Recipe as a topping!


Image and Recipe Adapted from Kathy Smart’s Canada Day recipe