Sweet Potato Quinoa Salad - 3 Guiding Stars
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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.
Nutritional analysis per serving: Calories 295; Total Fat 13.5g (17% Daily Value); Saturated Fat 1.5g (8% DV); Trans Fat 0g; Cholesterol 0mg (0% DV); Sodium 265mg (12% DV); Total Carbohydrate 40g (15% DV); Dietary Fiber 7g (25% DV); Total Sugars 5g; Includes 0g Added Sugars (0% DV); Protein 6g; Vitamin D 0% DV; Calcium 4% DV; Iron 15% DV; Potassium 15% DV; Vitamin A 60% DV; Copper 45% DV; Manganese 40% DV.
Recipe by Guiding Stars at https://guidingstars.com/recipes/sweet-potato-quinoa-salad/
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