Orange Sweet Potato and Quinoa Salad

★★★★★ 1 Review
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By Julie Ann Keene
from Oak Cliff, TX

Sweet potatoes don't have to be relegated to the Thanksgiving table! The spinach and quinoa and orange juice elevate the potatoes to have a light, clean flavor. You have sweet, savory, crunchy- all in one bite!

serves 4
prep time 15 Min
cook time 25 Min
method Stove Top


  •   1 c
  •   2 c
  •   1 large
    sweet potato
  •   4 Tbsp
    fresh orange juice
  •   2 Tbsp
    olive oil
  •   2 Tbsp
    lemon juice
  •   1/2 tsp
  •   1/2 tsp
    black pepper
  •   2 large
    oranges, divided into wedges
  •   2 c
    spinach, fresh
  •   1/2 c
    walnuts, chopped

How To Make

  • 1
    Bring water to a boil. Add quinoa and reduce heat to a simmer and cover. Cook until quinoa is tender and all water is absorbed (about 15 minutes). Remove from heat and cool.
  • 2
    Place sweet potato in a microwaveable dish and pierce multiple times with a knife. Microwave on high until soft (about 10 minutes). Peel and cut into roughly 3 inch chunks.
  • 3
    In a large bowl whisk together orange juice, lemon juice, oil, salt and pepper. Add quinoa, sweet potato, orange wedges and spinach. Toss to combine. Top with walnuts.