Sweet potato, quinoa and cranberry salad. 2 large sweet potato, peeled and cut into ½-inch cubes, 1 cup quinoa, uncooked and thoroughly rinsed, 2 cups chicken broth (or vegetable broth, if vegetarian or vegan). I had it for lunch and dinner …..and there’s a teeny bit left for lunch tomorrow. A plate. I could easily eat that pizza every night, but to mix things up I created a Quinoa Salad with Roasted Sweet Potatoes, Kale, Dried Cranberries… Serve at room temperature. Now it’s time to take care of the walnuts and dried cranberries. Enjoy! Toss the sweet potatoes, walnuts, and dried cranberries in with the quinoa, add salt and pepper to taste, and voilà! When the quinoa is dry, use a whisk to break apart the seeds and place into a large bowl. Remove from heat, let cool for a few minutes, then fluff with a fork. Eggplant Lasagne (with killer cauliflower ‘cheese’ sauce! (Nearly there in the below photo, but not quite!) Makes: 3-4 servings, © 2020 Katie Kearsey. Just quietly, I may have made extras so there would be dinner leftovers . When i made it to take out I kept it all separate and assembled it there. This healthy Sweet Potato Quinoa Salad with cranberries, pepitas and maple dressing is filled with complete protein, antioxidants and makes a delicious vegan main or side dish – warm or … Thanks Jenny. Being that it is the school holidays, it must be time for our traditional family ladies lunch! For a delicious variation on this dish we use pumpkin in place of potato, pomegranate seeds in place of cranberries and slivered almonds in place of pepitas. By this point, everything should be just about done. I first made this dish several years ago, inspired by a recipe I saw on The Daily Meal. *replace the aquafaba with water for legume free, the dressing will just not be quite as ‘fluffy’. Fall. This was also right around the time when I started falling truly, madly, deeply in love with sweet potatoes. Change ), You are commenting using your Google account. Bring a small pot of water to a boil, and add the dried cranberries. Hi Jessie Im prepping for a party tomorrow and this is one of the dishes I will be trying to copy lol, do you recommend making everything before hand and putting together when I arrive? Cook the quinoa in the weak stock by bringing it to the boil and simmering gently for about 15 mins, the drain and set aside. Place in pre heated oven and roast for about 45 minutes or until golden. By this point, everything should be just about done. Drizzle the dressing over the salad and then sprinkle the cranberries over the top. Then, preheat your oven to 425°F. Change ), You are commenting using your Twitter account. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Add half the vinaigrette and mix with the whisk. I blame Josh for my latest obsession-sweet potatoes and kale. Ever since he created that Sweet Potato Kale Pizza, I have been craving them like mad. Count me in. ), 1 cup quinoa (which ever colour you prefer), 2 tbsp aquafaba (liquid drained from a can of chick peas)*. Although I kind of cheated a little, using dried cranberries, this salad was so tasty!! Bring your chicken or vegetable broth to a boil over high heat. ( Log Out /  Don’t forget to rinse it thoroughly before cooking! Meanwhile, place the walnuts in a smaller baking tray and put in the oven for 5-7 minutes, or until golden brown. Quinoa sweet potato salad with walnut and dried cranberries mixed in? Place the broth in a saucepan and bring to a boil over high heat. Prep Time: 25 minutes Being that it is the school holidays, it must be time for our traditional family ladies lunch! Plus, it’s an easy weeknight dinner that makes for killer lunch leftovers. Here’s how to make it! Remove the potato from the oven, add in the seeds, and toss to coat them, then return to oven for a further 10 minutes. A vegetarian at the time, I was already smitten with the nutty, protein-y goodness that was quinoa. ( Log Out /  Start by cooking your quinoa. Prep Time: 25 minutes Cook Time: 45 minutes Makes: 3-4 servings Let them soak in the boiling water until soft, about 10 minutes. Add the quinoa, and once everything is boiling again, reduce to a simmer and let cook until all the liquid is absorbed. After it’s done, remove the quinoa from the heat, let it sit for a few minutes, and fluff with a fork. In a bowl, toss the quinoa, sweet potatoes, walnuts, and dried cranberries. On. Chop the spinach, and fold it through the warm quinoa. ALSO meanwhile, bring a bit of water to a boil and let the dried cranberries soak in the boiling water for about 10 minutes or until softened. Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. ( Log Out /  Spread out the walnuts in a bit of foil and place them in the oven for 5-7 minutes, or until they start to turn golden brown. I am so thankful for wonderful women in my family and being able to meet with them still , This was the delicious salad we shared …. All rights reserved. Perhaps Ive just answered my own q lol. Peel the potato and dice it in to roughly 3-4cm cubes. Fall. Once the sweet potatoes are cooking, it’s time to get the quinoa going. ( Log Out /  Toss the sweet potatoes, walnuts, and dried cranberries in with the quinoa, add salt and pepper to taste, and voilà! My roommates wanted to stage an intervention. Preheat the oven to 425° F. Place the sweet potato on a parchment- or foil-lined baking tray and toss with olive oil, cumin, cinnamon, cayenne (if using), and a pinch of salt. You’ve already got your sweet potatoes and quinoa cooking. Add more to taste, depending on how wet you like your quinoa; I add it all. This is one of my favorite quinoa dishes, hands down. It’s also an elimination diet-friendly recipe. This month’s challenge foods were sweet potatoes and cranberries. When it starts boiling again, reduce to a simmer and cook uncovered until liquid is absorbed, about 15-20 minutes.

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