Vibrant kale lightly sautéed topped with roasted sweet potatoes, Greek yogurt, olives, and pistachios.

Easy Nourish Bowl with Chimichurri

In Mains by sarawalkenbach2 Comments

This delightful recipe was born on a late evening when I hadn’t yet had dinner and discovered leftover chimichurri and sweet potatoes in the fridge. Repurpose leftovers in this flavorful Nourish Bowl with Chimichurri recipe.

Nourish Bowl loaded with healthy veggies, protein, complex carbs, and a little healthy fat.
It’s amazing what you can make with leftovers and kitchen staples.

What’s In It?

Roasted Sweet Potatoes

A healthy complex carbohydrate, sweet potatoes are an excellent choice to incorporate into your diet. One cup of sweet potatoes contains 213% of the daily value needed for vitamin A! Vitamin A is essential for immunity. 

Cook your sweet potatoes anyway you like:

  • Air-fried
  • Oven-roasted
  • Pan-seared
This Nourish Bowl can be made with leftovers: roasted sweet potatoes, Greek yogurt, kale, olives, chimichurri, and pistachios.
Make this meal with leftover roasted potatoes and kitchen staples.

My go to sweet potato recipe is this Roasted Sweet Potatoes with Harissa. These reheat well in an air-fryer. Make them for a meal, then use the leftovers for this Nourish Bowl with Chimichurri recipe.

Kale (or Spinach)

Loaded with vitamins K and C, Kale is a powerhouse green with oodles of health benefits. Not a kale fan? Go for spinach.

Gently sauté the kale or spinach in a drizzle of olive oil to achieve a perfectly tender texture.

Greek Yogurt

We always have Greek Yogurt in the fridge. It’s our “sour cream” on Taco Tuesdays, in yogurt fruit parfait for a snack or breakfast, and dips like queso and ranch.

My preferred brand is Fage. The 5% option boasts a higher fat content, which means you’ll feel satiated with a smaller serving. On the other hand, the 0% version is crafted with skim milk, making it a fat-free alternative. We usually opt for the middle ground and choose 2%. However, select what aligns best with your preferences and needs.

Feel good Nourish Bowl with kale, Greek yogurt, olives, pistachios, sweet potatoes, and topped with chimichurri.
Feel good Nourish Bowl with kale, Greek yogurt, olives, pistachios, sweet potatoes, and topped with chimichurri.

Olives & Pistachios

Add in a little healthy fat with olives and pistachios. Castelvetrano olives are my all-time favorite. They’re a firmer olive and a bit milder in flavor. If you don’t have pistachios on hand, any nut will do.

Chimichurri

And now for the awesome sauce. Hailing from Argentina, this vibrant condiment is known for its robust flavors and versatility. Traditionally made with a blend of parsley, cilantro, garlic, vinegar, and olive oil, chimichurri adds a zesty punch to any dish it accompanies.

Herby Chimichurri in glass bowl all stirred together and ready to be enjoyed.
Chimichurri made with fresh from the garden herbs, aromatics, vinegar, and olive oil.

Chimichurri is a versatile condiment. Try it as a salad dressing, or top of grilled protein like chicken, steak, or salmon. This herby sauce is also superb on top of veggies like broccoli, cauliflower, and potatoes.

If you like this recipe, you’ll love my Easy Artichoke Chicken Recipe.

Substitutions

  • Kale: spinach
  • Pistachios: almonds, pecans, sunflower seeds, or any nut
  • Olives: avocado
  • Sweet Potatoes: white potatoes, quinoa, or brown rice
  • Greek yogurt: dairy free plain yogurt

How to Make?

The best part about this dish, there is minimal cooking required. Especially if you are riding the leftover train. Here’s how to assemble:

  1. Reheat sweet potatoes in air-fryer or stove top.
  2. While potatoes are reheating, sauté kale.
  3. In bowl, place kale, sweet potatoes, a dallop of Greek yogurt, & olives.
  4. Drizzle with prepared chimichurri, and top with pistachios.

This is an extremely easy meal made with leftovers and a few kitchen staples.

A fork full of this Nourish Bowl with Chimichurri dressing.
Delicious and nutritious, make a dinner that will leave you feeling good.

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Sweet Potato Nourish Bowl with Avocado Dressing

Crunchy Thai Nourish Bowl with Peanut Dressing

Creamy Pesto Shrimp Pasta

Salsa Verde Chicken Soup

Mango Shrimp Ceviche

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Nourish Bowl loaded with healthy veggies, protein, complex carbs, and a little healthy fat.

Easy Nourish Bowl with Chimichurri

Sara Walkenbach
Packed full of vitamins and minerals, this nourish bowl will leave you feeling satisfied and happy. Use leftover roasted sweet potatoes to have this meal ready in 15 minutes.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Servings 1 serving
Calories 470 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 2 cups Kale or spinach
  • 1/4 tsp Olive Oil extra virgin
  • 1/2 cup Roasted Sweet Potatoes
  • 1/2 cup Plain Greek Yogurt 2% or your preference
  • 1/4 cup Olives, pitted & halved castelvetrano or your favorite
  • 2 tbsp Pistachios chopped
  • 1/4 cup Chimichurri prepared

Instructions
 

  • Roast sweet potatoes (see link for recipe). If using leftovers, reheat sweet potatoes in air fryer or on stovetop.
  • While potatoes are heating up, sauté kale. On the stovetop heat up a small sauté pan and add a 1/2 teaspoon of olive oil. Rip kale leaves into pieces, avoiding the stem, and put in pan. Cook for a few minutes until kale is bright green. Remove from heat.
  • Assemble Nourish Bowl: Place kale in bowl, top with roasted sweet potatoes, Greek yogurt, olives, chimichurri, and pistachios. Enjoy!

Notes

I like to soften up the kale. If you prefer it raw, eat it that way. 
 

Nutrition

Serving: 1gCalories: 470kcalCarbohydrates: 32gProtein: 20gFat: 31gSaturated Fat: 4gPolyunsaturated Fat: 6gMonounsaturated Fat: 20gTrans Fat: 0.01gCholesterol: 5mgSodium: 733mgPotassium: 1096mgFiber: 12gSugar: 9gVitamin A: 23519IUVitamin C: 140mgCalcium: 558mgIron: 5mg
Keyword 15-minute meal, Buddah Bowl, chimichurri, herby chimichurri, Macro Bowl, Nourish Bowl, repurpose leftovers
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