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Rebecca Rose


Harissa Roasted Vegetables with Black Beans and a Tahini Harissa dressing

This is a vegan tray bake dish I made which is rich in amino acids: Black beans roasted with peppers, courgettes, aubergines, in Harissa paste served with short grain brown rice and drizzled with a homemade Harissa tahini dressing.

Vegan | Easy | Prep time 20 minutes | cooking time 45-50 minutes | serves 3


1 small cup of short grain brown rice

x1 tin of organic black beans/or dried

x1 red pepper

x1 aubergine

x2 cloves of garlic

x1 courgette

Harissa paste

Pinch of salt and pepper

Tahini dressing:

2 tbsp olive oil

1 tbs Tahini

x1 juiced lemon

1 tsp Harissa paste (I used Belazu Rose Harissa Paste)


  1. Preheat the oven to 180C/fan

  2. Chop the aubergine, courgette, and peppers into large chunks

  3. Peel garlic cloves and crush

  4. Then place these ingredients in a large baking tray

  5. Drain the tin of black beans and add to the baking tray

  6. Drizzle with olive oil, and a pinch of salt and pepper

  7. Then brush vegetables and beans with Harissa paste

  8. Add the tray to the oven a cook for around 40 -45 minutes

  9. While the vegetables and beans are cooking, cook the rice according to the instructions. (Short grain brown rice should take a similar time.

For the tahini dressing

  1. Add all the ingredients for the dressing to a small bowl and mix together to form a paste. Add water to thin if necessary

When everything is cooked, add the veggies, beans, and rice to bowls and drizzle with the dressing. Enjoy!


Amino Acids

Amino acids are the building blocks of proteins and each one plays an important role in the body. They are also needed for the synthesis of neurotransmitters and hormones.

This dish is high in fibre, vitamins, and minerals! Added bonus when it comes to plant-based protein!

Other Sources of Amino Acids are:

QUINOA: a great source of fibre, quinoa also contains all nine essential amino acids that your body requires from food. It also contains more lysine than rice or wheat

EGGS: Contain all the essential amino acids and an ‘eggcellent’ source of protein

TURKEY: contains high amounts of amino acid tryptophan. Tryptophan helps to produce serotonin, a neurotransmitter that helps to enhance your mood. It also is used to make the B-vitamin niacin which is important for digestion, healthy skin, and nerves.

MUSHROOMS: contains 17 amino acids, including all the essential ones

FISH: Most fish contain essential amino acids. Salmon, in particular, is high in omega-3 and amino acids

LEGUMES & PULSES: chickpeas, lentils, peas, peanuts, edamame, beans (lima, black, butter, kidney). Legumes are a great source of good quality protein,


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