Wednesday, May 1, 2024

Warm Quinoa Salad with Sweet Potatoes


About The Recipe

Quinoa is as filling as it is reassuringly nutritious. It is ideal for salads, as it happily accommodates other ingredients while providing its own flavor and lightly resistant texture. This salad is perfect for picnics, packed lunches, or dinner.

Serving 4 


2 medium size sweet potatoes, peeled and diced in cubes

¼ cup fresh thyme, chopped

2 tablespoons of olive oil- for roasting sweet potatoes

Salt and pepper to season potatoes

¾ - 1 cup of quinoa- cooked per package instructions (you can use regular or tri-color quinoa)

1 cup of chicken or vegetable broth

1/3 cup chopped scallions

1/2 cup fresh baby spinach julienne for garnish


1 medium-sized roasting pan to roast sweet potatoes

1 medium-sized saucepan for quinoa


Roasted Sweet Potatoes

Preheat oven to 400°F
Place sweet potatoes in a Ziploc bag, add olive oil, chopped thyme, and season with salt and pepper to taste.  Then, place the potatoes on a medium-sized baking sheet and roast in the oven for about 30 minutes or until tender and slightly caramelized around the edges.  Once done remove from the oven and set aside.


Meanwhile, add chicken broth to a saucepan on medium heat and bring to a boil. Add quinoa, salt, and pepper, then reduce the heat to low, cover with a lid, and cook for 10-12 minutes or until all the liquid has been absorbed and the quinoa is tender.

Make a warm salad

In a large bowl, add roasted sweet potatoes, quinoa, and scallions. Combined everything together, taste for additional salt and pepper if necessary.  Garnish with julienne baby spinach. Served warm or at room temperature.

Recipe Tips

** You make the salad in advance as it will be stored in the fridge for a day.  You remove it from the fridge and let it stand at room temperature or warm in the microwave for about 30 seconds.

** Recipe can be doubled for more people and servings.

** Salad is perfect for lunch or a picnic dish.

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