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Spicy Sweet Potato and Quinoa Salad

User Rating 4.5 Star Rating (9 Reviews)


Spicy Sweet Potato and Quinoa Salad
This sweet potato quinoa salad recipe is high in protein, low in fat, and high in spicy and sweet flavor! Whole grain quinoa cooks quicker than most grains and is an excellent source of protein for vegetarians with about 11 grams of protein per cup of cooked quinoa. This quinoa salad recipe makes for a great main dish or a salad. Bring quinoa salad to a picnic and impress your friends!

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  • Ingredients:

    • 1 cup quinoa, uncooked
    • 2 cups vegetable broth or water
    • 1 sweet potato, baked and diced
    • 1 red bell pepper, diced
    • 2 tbsp olive oil
    • 1/4 tsp cayenne pepper
    • 2 tbsp lemon juice
    • salt and pepper to taste


    Simmer the quinoa in the vegetable broth about 10 to 15 minutes, or until water is gone and quinoa is light and fluffy when stirred. Remove from heat and allow to cool.

    Toss together the quinoa, sweet potato and bell pepper in a large bowl.

    In a separate small bowl, whisk together the lemon juice, olive oil and cayenne pepper. Gently toss this dressing with the quinoa. Season with a generous amount of salt and pepper.

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    User Reviews

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     5 out of 5

    Love this! Made for the first time last night. Cooked some fancy tri-colour quinoa in veggie-based stock & used 4 sweet potatoes (they were small). Prepped the taters by cutting into chunks & tossing w/ some olive oil, then baked on a sheet @ 400 for about 1/2 hour, stirring 2x. Also added a bit more cayenne than directed. It's not spicy at all--just really flavourful. Plan on making again & again & again. Wow...something healthy that I'm SNACKING on the day after~YIPPEE!!!

    28 out of 28 people found this helpful.

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