Orange Sweet Potato and Quinoa Salad

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Julie Ann Keene

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@BeautyPirate

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!

Rating:

★★★★★ 1 vote

Comments:
Serves:
4
Prep:
15 Min
Cook:
25 Min
Method:
Stove Top

Ingredients

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

How to Make Orange Sweet Potato and Quinoa Salad

Step-by-Step

  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.

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