Black Lentil and Harissa-Roasted Veggie Bowl

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This filling, endlessly riffable bowl is perfect with roasted sweet potatoes, but any hardy vegetable you have on hand would be just as delicious. Try delicata squash, cauliflower, or eggplant.

4 servings


    • 2 tsp. kosher salt, plus more
    • 2 cups black beluga lentils, rinsed
    • 1/2 tsp. ground coriander
    • 7 Tbsp. extra-virgin olive oil, divided
    • 2 Tbsp. harissa paste, divided
    • 1/2 tsp. freshly ground black pepper, plus more
    • 2 large sweet potatoes (about 1 1/2 lb.), scrubbed, cut into 1/2" pieces
    • 2 pint cherry tomatoes, halved
    • 3 Tbsp. red wine vinegar
    • 1 Tbsp. honey
    • 1/2 cup chopped cilantro


    1. Preheat oven to 425°F. Bring a medium saucepan of salted water to a boil; add lentils. Adjust heat and simmer until just cooked through, 25–30 minutes. Drain lentils and transfer to a large bowl; let cool slightly.
    2. Meanwhile, whisk coriander, 3 Tbsp. oil, 1 Tbsp. harissa paste, 2 tsp. salt, and 1/2 tsp. pepper in a small bowl. Arrange sweet potatoes and tomatoes on a rimmed baking sheet and drizzle with harissa oil (reserve bowl for dressing). Roast, tossing once, until sweet potatoes are tender and browned on some sides and tomatoes burst, 25–30 minutes.
    3. Whisk vinegar, honey, and remaining 1 Tbsp. harissa in reserved bowl. Stream in remaining 4 Tbsp. oil, whisking constantly until emulsified; season vinaigrette with salt.
    4. Add half of vinaigrette to lentils and toss to combine. Taste and season with salt and pepper. Divide among bowls. Top with roasted vegetables and cilantro. Drizzle with remaining vinaigrette.
  1. Do Ahead
    1. Lentils can be cooked 3 days ahead. Let cool; cover and chill.
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