This salad has a southwestern flavor that meshes wonderfully with sweet potato and quinoa. Avocado provides creaminess for a balanced dish that is thoroughly nommable.
- 1 cup uncooked quinoa
- 2 medium sweet potatoes (about 1 lb.), peeled and diced into ½" pieces
- 1 red bell pepper, cored and diced
- 3 Tbsp. minced green onion
- 1 cup sliced black olives
- 1 avocado, diced
- ¼ cup minced fresh cilantro, divided
- 2 Tbsp. extra virgin olive oil
- 2 Tbsp. freshly squeezed lime juice
- ¼ tsp. chipotle chili powder
- ½ cup diced cherry tomatoes
- ⅛ tsp. salt
- freshly ground pepper, to taste
- Combine quinoa and 2 cups of water in a medium saucepan. Bring to a boil, and then reduce heat to a gentle simmer. Cook, stirring occasionally until water is absorbed and grain is tender (15-20 minutes). Let cool slightly.
- Cover sweet potatoes with water in a medium saucepan and bring to boil. Cook until tender (15 minutes). Drain well and cool slightly.
- Toss together the potatoes, quinoa, red bell pepper, green onion, olives, avocado, and cilantro.
- Whisk the oil, lime juice, and chili powder together then toss the salad with the mixture. Garnish with cilantro and cherry tomatoes. Serve warm with tortilla chips.
|Amount per serving|
|% Daily Value*|
|Total Fat 13.5g||17%|
|Saturated Fat 1.5g||8%|
|Trans Fat 0g|
|Polyunsaturated Fat 2g|
|Monounsaturated Fat 7g|
|Total Carbohydrate 40g||15%|
|Dietary Fiber 7g||25%|
|Total Sugars 5g|
|Includes 0g Added Sugars||0%|
|Sugar Alcohol 0g|
|Other Carbohydrate 11g|
|Vitamin D 0mcg||0%|
|Vitamin A 580.7mcg||60%|
|Vitamin C 34.5mg||40%|
|Vitamin E 2.7mg||20%|
|Vitamin K 21.8mcg||20%|
|Vitamin B6 0.5mg||30%|
|Vitamin B12 0mcg||0%|
* The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
Sweet Potatoes, Avocado, Whole Grain Quinoa, Sliced Black Olives (ripe Olives, Water, Sea Salt And Ferrous Gluconate (an Iron Derivative)), Red Bell Pepper, Cherry Tomatoes, Lime Juice, Olive Oil, Green Onion, Cilantro, Salt, Chili Powder, Black Pepper.
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