Sweet Potato Quinoa Salad

Number of Servings: 6 (205 g)
Active Time: 40 min.
Total Time: 40 min.

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


  1. 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.
  2. Cover sweet potatoes with water in a medium saucepan and bring to boil. Cook until tender (15 minutes). Drain well and cool slightly.
  3. Toss together the potatoes, quinoa, red bell pepper, green onion, olives, avocado, and cilantro.
  4. 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.

Nutrition Facts

6 servings per container

Serving Size 205 g

Amount per serving
Calories 295
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 13.5g 17%
Saturated Fat 1.5g 8%
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 2g
Monounsaturated Fat 7g
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 265mg 12%
Total Carbohydrate 40g 15%
Dietary Fiber 7g 25%
Total Sugars 5g
Includes 0g Added Sugars 0%
Sugar Alcohol 0g
Other Carbohydrate 11g
Protein 6g
Vitamin D 0mcg 0%
Calcium 46.7mg 4%
Iron 2.6mg 15%
Potassium 670mg 15%
Vitamin A 580.7mcg 60%
Vitamin C 34.5mg 40%
Vitamin E 2.7mg 20%
Vitamin K 21.8mcg 20%
Thiamin 0.2mg 15%
Riboflavin 0.2mg 15%
Niacin 3.1mg 20%
Vitamin B6 0.5mg 30%
Folate 101.5mcg 25%
Vitamin B12 0mcg 0%
Biotin 1.8mcg 6%
Chloride 14.6mg 0%
Pantothenate 1.4mg 20%
Phosphorus 193.2mg 15%
Iodine 0.9mcg 0%
Magnesium 89.6mg 20%
Zinc 1.4mg 10%
Selenium 3.1mcg 6%
Copper 0.4mg 45%
Manganese 0.9mg 40%
Chromium 0.1mcg 0%
Molybdenum 5.4mcg 10%

* 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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