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Balanced Sweet Potato & Quinoa Salad

Balanced Sweet Potato & Quinoa Salad

Submitted by Kris Tapias

3-4 Servings. 30 minutes.

This refreshing and nutritious recipe is a great way to add more whole foods in your diet. Made with nutrient-rich sweet potatoes and quinoa, this salad is packed with fiber, protein, and vitamins to keep you feeling satisfied and energized. It's perfect for a healthy meal to pack for the week or a simple weeknight dinner.

Ingredients

  • 1 medium sweet potato
  • ½ red onion, sliced
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 4 cup spinach
  • 1 ripe avocado, sliced
  • 1/2 cup cooked quinoa
  • 1T toasted sunflower seeds
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt

Directions

  1. Cook quinoa according to instructions and set aside.
  2. Preheat over to 425. Toss sweet potato and onion in the olive oil, garlic powder and 1/8t salt in medium bowl. Spread on large rimmed baking sheet. Roast until vegetables are brown and cooked through (aprox. 25 min)
  3. Allow vegetables to cool completely.
  4. Assemble in bowls with spinach, quinoa, roasted vegetables, avocado slices and a sprinkle of sunflower seeds. Enjoy right away or throughout the week (add avocado day of to avoid browning).

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