Harissa Sweet Potato Pita Pockets

with Cucumber Dill Salad


By Hello Fresh


Cooking Time: 30 mins

Servings: 4

Nutrition: 750 Calories



  • Sweet Potatoes- 4
  • Harissa Powder- 2 tbsp
  • Garlic- 2 cloves
  • Cucumber- 2
  • Dill- 1/2 oz
  • Avocado- 2
  • Mayonnaise- 4 tbsp
  • White Wine Vinegar- 10 tsp
  • Whole Wheat Pitas- 4
  • Pine Nuts- 2 oz


1  ROAST SWEET POTATOES.    Wash and dry all produce. Adjust rack to middle position and preheat oven to 450 degrees.  Slice sweet potatoes into ¼-inch-thick rounds. Toss on a baking sheet with a drizzle of olive oil, 1 tsp harissa powder (we’ll use more later), and a pinch of salt and pepper. Roast in oven until tender, about 20 minutes, flipping halfway through.


PREP.     Mince or grate 1 clove garlic. Halve cucumber lengthwise, then slice into thin half-moons. Pick and roughly chop enough fronds from dill to give you 2 tsp. Halve, pit, and peel avocado, then thinly slice.


3 MAKE HARISSA MAYO   In a small bowl, combine 3 tbsp mayonnaise,  a pinch of garlic, and a pinch of harissa powder. Give mixture a taste and add more garlic and harissa powder as desired. Season with salt and pepper.


4  MAKE CUCMBER SALAD       In a medium bowl, toss cucumber, chopped dill, vinegar, a drizzle of olive oil, and a pinch of salt and pepper.


5  TOAST PITAS    Cut pitas in half to create 4 pockets and place on another baking sheet. When sweet potatoes are almost done, after 18-20 minutes of roasting, put pitas in oven. Toast until warmed through but not crispy, 2-3 minutes. TIP: If there’s room, you can place pitas on the same baking sheet as sweet potatoes instead of on a second sheet.


6  FINISH AND SERVE.     Spread harissa mayo inside each pita half, then fill with sweet potatoes, avocado, a few pine nuts, and a small amount of cucumber salad. Divide stuffed pitas between plates. Add remaining cucumber salad to the side and sprinkle with remaining pine nuts.