Quinoa & Sweet Potato Salad

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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 4
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 335.3
  • Total Fat: 9.0 g
  • Cholesterol: 0.0 mg
  • Sodium: 73.5 mg
  • Total Carbs: 55.2 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 7.4 g
  • Protein: 5.5 g

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adapted f/ How to Cook Everything Vegetarian by M. Bittman adapted f/ How to Cook Everything Vegetarian by M. Bittman
Number of Servings: 4


    1 cup dry quinoa
    2 cups water
    1 large sweet potato, diced
    1 red bell pepper, cored, seeded, and diced
    1/4 cup minced red onion or shallot
    2 Tbsp. olive oil, divided
    2 Tbsp. balsamic, sherry, or red wine vinegar
    1/4 cup minced parsley or chives (garnish)
    Black pepper and sea salt, to taste


Bring 2 c. water and quinoa to a boil; reduce flame to very low and cook 15 minutes, till done.

Peel and dice yam into 1/2" cubes. Bring a pot of water to boil, add yams, and cook 15 minutes, till tender (or roast in the oven at 400 till same result). Cool till handle-able.

Or, use 2-1/2 c. leftover quinoa and 1 lb. leftover cubed yams. Proceed:

Mix quinoa, cooked yams, and onion well in salad bowl. Whisk remaining ingredients together in a small bowl, then dress salad. Let sit up to an hour before serving.

Number of Servings: 4

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user DAMIENDUCKS.

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  • Very Good
    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
    I loved this. I ate one portion while the quinoa was still warm. I diced the sweet potato, onion, and red pepper while it was cooking. I did not even let it cool off before I mixed it through. Yummy! Can't wait to see what it tastes like when the flavors blend overnight. - 7/11/09

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  • Very Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I cut the onion back to 1/8 cup, omitted the red pepper (I just didn't have any) and added some steamed chopped zucchini & 1/2 cup frozen corn kernels. Also - a handful of raisins, which add a nice sweetness with the yam/balsamic vinegar contrasting flavors... We love it! - 6/15/10

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  • Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I loved the sweet potato and quinoa flavors together, but the onion and red pepper were too harsh of a contrast. I would definitely cut back the onion and red pepper, or saute them a little before adding them next time. - 4/13/10

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  • Very good recipe. - 7/6/12

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  • I added garlic, cumin and cloves for extra flavor - it turned out well. - 1/30/11

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