{Whole30} Potato Hash with Harissa-Tahini Sauce

A nice twist on potato hash with a bit of kick from harissa-tahini sauce. A one-skillet dish that’s ready in 30 minutes. Healthy and a whole-30 compliant meal.


Yes, I stillΒ have more to share about my whole-30 experience. πŸ˜€

Whole-30 program is not a weight-loss program. At least that’s what I’ve read. It’s more like of a clean-eating program. Some results didn’t lead to losing weight and some lost much.

In my case, I lost 13Β lbs. I felt amazing, not only because of losing weight, but because I’ve proven myself that I can take a break or ditch those naughty foods. It felt great that I didn’t feel the “need” to eat ice cream or brownies. Β I feel great and lighter. During the program, I didn’t feel bloated at all. I slept more soundly, but I still feel sleepy at work, though. I think it’s a normal thing for me. πŸ˜€


I was surprised by how I felt satisfied with meals like this and not to look for any other foods like burgers, pasta or rice. I have to say I had best friends during these times – potatoes, eggs, spinach and tahini. So expect more recipes with tahini sauce. πŸ˜‰

This recipe is super easy. I microwaved the diced potatoes while preparing other ingredients so they will be cooked faster when they join the lovely onions and bellpeppers. I also added chopped rotisserie chicken as I had it as leftover from a previous whole-30 meal. The combination of the spices is superb. I must say that I always use that mix of spices in most of my whole-30 meals.


The addition of the tahini sauce? Brilliant!Β  I just added store-bought harissa to my tahini sauce recipe – it was amazing! I think I put too many sauce, you see. There’s no such thing as too many tahini, yes? πŸ˜€ That alone sounds really delicious, but I just couldn’t let this meal pass without sunny side up egg on top! This meal is really satisfying. I made this dish over and over again. It’s like this is my go-to whole-30 meal.


I really enjoyed this meal a LOT. I am taking this with me at this week’s Fiesta Friday #162. This week’s party will be co-hosted by Sarah @ Tales from Kitchen Shed and Liz @ Spades, Spatulas and Spoons. Thanks to both of you and of course, to our amazing host, Angie. ❀ Happy Fiesta Friday!!

Potato Hash with Harissa-Tahini Sauce


  • 2 cups potatoes, diced
  • water, to boil potatoes
  • salt, to boil potatoes
  • 2 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil
  • Β½ cup onion, sliced
  • ΒΌ cup red bellpepper, chopped
  • ΒΌ cup orange bellpepper, chopped
  • ΒΌ cup yellow bellpepper, chopped
  • 1 cup rotisserie chicken, shredded or chopped (optional)
  • 1 Β½ tsp cumin powder
  • 1 Β½ tsp onion powder
  • 1 Β½ tsp garlic powder
  • 1 Β½ tsp hot smoked paprika
  • 4 handfuls of baby spinach, washed
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Sunny side up eggs, to serve
  • Harissa-tahini sauce (recipe below, optional)


  1. In a large heatproof bowl, place diced potatoes. Add enough water to cover potatoes and salt.
  2. Microwave on high for 5 minutes or until potatoes are tender. You can also boil the potatoes over a stove until tender.
  3. When potatoes are done, place in a strainer to drain liquid. Set aside.
  4. In a large skillet with medium-high heat, add olive oil.
  5. Add in sliced onions and cook until a little caramelized (about 5 minutes).
  6. Add in bellpeppers and cook for 2 minutes.
  7. Add in chicken (if using) and potatoes.
  8. Add in cumin powder, onion powder, garlic powder and hot smoked paprika. Stir and cook for 2 minutes. (If you feel that the dish is a little dry for you, add more olive oil).
  9. Add salt and pepper. Adjust seasoning if necessary.
  10. Add handfuls of spinach and cook until spinach is wilted.
  11. Turn of the heat and transfer to a serving plate.
  12. Top with sunny side up egg(s) and drizzle with harissa-tahini sauce.
For the harissa-tahini sauce:
  • 1/4 cup tahini
  • 3-4 tbsp freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • Warm water
  • 1 tsp harrisa paste
  • Salt, to taste
  1. Β In a bowl, place tahini sauce. Start off by adding 3 tbsp lemon juice. Add water until desired consistency. Add in harissa paste (you can reduce the quantity or add more). Add salt. Do a taste test and adjust according to your preference. I love mine lemony, a little salty and not too thick and runny… and with a bit of kick from the harissa.


Thanks for being with me today and have a fantastic weekend to all!


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55 thoughts on “{Whole30} Potato Hash with Harissa-Tahini Sauce

  1. This sounds really delicious and definitely something I’d happily eat again and again too! Great for an easy weekend brunch. Thank you so much for sharing with #CookOnceEatTwice!

  2. Oooh the whole 30 plan sounds interesting, I’ll be looking into that one! This meal looks and sounds delicious. Thank you for sharing with #CookBlogShare x

    1. It’s good that the founders allowed potatoes now, or else I’d not be doing this Whole30 thing. πŸ˜€ Thanks, Kirsty. x

  3. I’ve heard the Whole30 is not a permanent diet. It’s lacking in some of the food groups, but the concept is grounded in whole foods and clean eating – and that is what we all need to focus on. We eat way too many processed foods in this country. I don’t do whole30 but many of the recipes look incredible!! Like this one! Thanks for sharing on the What’s for Dinner link up~

    1. I guess you are right on that. I missed eating cheese and eating cereals with milk… but not really. I think I’ll continue with third round with a bit of naughty stuff in between. πŸ˜€ Thanks, Helen. x

  4. I’ve been considering whole 30. I love your explanation of it – that its more about clean eating than weight loss. I have some harissa in the pantry and a snowday tomorrow – you have inspired some breakfast inspiration! Thank you! –Deb

    1. I was not expecting that I can finish a round of whole-30, but I did, and I am very much happy. I am not saying that I will not eat sweets or rice again, but I guess, occasionally. πŸ™‚ Thanks for stopping by, Deb. x

  5. Tahini and harissa sounds like a brilliant combination and it sounds delicious with the dish! It sounds like the Whole 30 really is working! I almost always have an energy dip in the afternoon no matter what I do πŸ™‚

    1. I have just discovered the combination by accident. I was making the tahini sauce to bring with me at my workplace (that was last year, I think) and I wanted it spicy. I opened the fridge and saw a tube of harissa paste and I just added some to the sauce. I just couldn’t make tahini sauce without harissa now. It’s so good, I could drink the sauce:D Thanks for the visit, Petra. x

      1. What a great discovery! I must give it a go! A friend of mine made a sauce with miso, tahini and yogurt, I am sure a little harissa would be lovely in there as well! Inspired πŸ™‚ x

    1. The sauce is superb! I just finished the one I made last weekend and I am going to make another batch today. πŸ™‚ Thanks, Chef Mimi.

    1. Thanks a bunch, Ana. I feel really great. It’s not that I won’t eat sugar again, but maybe occasionally. πŸ˜‰ Thanks for stopping by.

  6. This looks fantastic, and that’s great that you’ve been able to make such a positive change! I’ve thought about trying Whole 30, but I honestly don’t think I could give up legumes. What was the hardest part of Whole 30 for you?

    1. I still have a can of chickpeas and beans waiting for me to come back to them. Hmm, maybe at a later time – before they commit suicide. Haha!

      Hmm, to answer your question, the hardest part is spending a lot of money. πŸ˜€

  7. This does look amazingly good and hearty and I’m flabbergasted about the potatoes. I have been toying around with whole 30 here and there in my life but it’s a lot harder to eat healthy with my folks. I try to make a lot of foods that are flexible, like dishes I might serve with pasta or rice for them, but with a salad for me, but inevitably I end up eating it all anyway…After hearing how much better you felt and the weight you lost, I’m inspired.

    1. I understand what you mean, Mollie. I cook double now that I am doing the whole 30 stuff. Double meaning: I cook something whole 30 and not I try my best to do just whole 30, but there are people who are not used to eating such foods – you know without the soy sauce or rice… πŸ˜€

  8. Mmmm! This looks and sounds so tasty, Jhuls! It feels like a super-satisfying meal… and congrats on the weight loss! What great news! Thanks so much for sharing all of this with us! πŸ˜€

    1. Super satisfying, indeed. I sometimes try to add sweet potatoes in this dish and it’s fantastic. I overdo the spinach part… always. πŸ˜€ Thanks, Chef Julianna. x

  9. Firstly Jhuls congrats on losing almost a stone – that’s amazing! And secondly this a hearty and healthy recipe that I’ll be keeping as winter comes round – I’d be very tempted to have some good bread on the side for dipping πŸ˜„

    1. Wow! I completely forgot about bread. Now that you mentioned it, I am making some after a week. My cousin requested for it… maybe I’ll take a bite. Oooppss! πŸ˜€ Thanks, Laura.

        1. The aches and pains got better since January because of the meds. I took a test 3 months ago and again today and the result is the same and I wonder why. Overall, I am feeling better now and happier. πŸ™‚

  10. While I doubt I’ll try the Whole 30 experience, I sure wouldn’t mind trying this dish Jhuls; it really does look delicious πŸ™‚

    1. I ate the same thing this morning, just I added sweet potatoes and it was amazing! I’ll be making the sauce again, too. πŸ˜€ Thanks a lot, Jess. x

    1. Cheese!! I missed that on nachos! Hmm, maybe I’ll be eating some when I cheat. πŸ˜› Thanks, Liz. It really takes a lot of willpower and I am glad that I finished one round. πŸ˜‰ Thanks as well for co-hosting! x

  11. This looks so very good Jhuls. I love Tahini and it’s staple in my kitchen…. the addition of harissa is perfect! I am going to have to try this with sweet potatoes. Thanks for sharing this healthy and yummy recipe.

    1. Sweet potatoes would be perfect, Zeba. I try it with sweet potatoes sometimes, too. I always add more sauce than you can imagine. πŸ˜€ You’d love it. Thanks, Zeba. x

  12. Oooh this looks so good that I feel inspired to try the whole 30! My friend did it and lost weight too but I do not think I have the willpower to do it:) This hash has all my favorite flavors! Yum! Congrats on losing the weight!

    1. That’s what I thought at first – no sugar, no grains, no dairy – I felt that I could die any minute without them. Haha! But I was wrong. You can do it if you really put yourself into it. πŸ˜‰ Though I must admit that I might eat chocolate anytime soon. πŸ˜€ I am on my second round, week 2, but maybe an invitation will come and I couldn’t say no. Haha. Thanks, Sandhya. x

  13. Well done for losing so much weight! Once you start feeling healthier it is such a great feeling, it gives you so much more motivation and you feel like you are ready to conquer the world! Great job and keep inspiring us with your great recipes! πŸ™‚ Monica x

    1. I am scared when I eat fruits a lot, thinking I could gain 1lb instantly. Haha. I feel that if I feel full from eating a serving of potatoes, that’s overeating already. πŸ˜€ I feel great and happier. Thanks, Monica. x

      1. Don’t worry, it’s still better to eat fruit than chocolate, at least if you overeat, you overeat stuff that is actually good for you! πŸ™‚ try to see it this way πŸ˜‰ x

  14. Oh, potatoes are allowed? Why didn’t you say so! πŸ˜„ Now whole30 doesn’t look all that hard anymore. Scratch that! Just wishful thinking on my part. I still don’t think I can follow the program. But I can definitely make this hash!

    1. Yes, potatoes are allowed now. That was a relief for me when I found out. If not, I don’t think I’d go with this program.🀣

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