Healthy fries are the best fries. In this recipe, sweet potatoes are cut into wedges, baked until delightfully crispy, and then tossed in a zesty mixture of tomato and Harissa. Sweet, spicy, and oh so very good.

Harissa Sweet Potato Fries With BBQ Sauce [Vegan]



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For the Harissa Fries:

  • 3 medium sweet potatoes
  • 3 teaspoons Harissa
  • Salt, to taste

For the BBQ sauce:

  • 8 ounces cherry tomatoes
  • 2 tablespoons apple cider
  • 2 tablespoons tomato paste
  • A pinch of curry powder
  • 1-2 garlic cloves
  • A dash of tabasco sauce
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • 2 tablespoons agave nectar or maple syrup
  • 1 onion
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil, for roasting the onion


To Make the BBQ sauce:

  1. Preheat oven to 390°F, prepare a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. Roast the tomatoes for about 25 minutes.
  3. In the meantime, heat 1 teaspoon of olive oil in a large skillet. When oil is hot, add the onion and roast for 5 minutes. Set aside.
  4. When tomatoes are roasted, let them cool for around 10 minutes, then transfer to a blender or food processor. Add the garlic, tabasco, agave or maple, onion, curry, cider, and tomato paste.
  5. Pulse and blend into a really smooth and silky sauce.

To Make the Harissa Fries:

  1. Preheat oven to 390°F and prepare a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. Peel the sweet potatoes and cut into fries.
  3. Add to a bowl, mix with the Harissa and salt.
  4. Bake in the oven for 25-30 minutes, depending on how thick you cut them.