Thanks! My husband and I LOVE this salad. This is a great recipe. The dressing was so easy and so good! Line a sheet pan with baking paper and put the sweet potato on the tray. Thought the dressing was ok but not stellar. Pour into a jar and store in the fridge while you finish the salad. Yummy! After 5 minutes, remove the lid and fluff the quinoa gently with a fork. Loved this dish! A healthy and delicious lemon vinaigrette dressing covers this salad. Holy moly was this delicious! Welcome to my kitchen! In a large saucepan, heat 1 tablespoon of the olive oil. Thank you so much for your comment . I subbed dried blueberries for the cranberries and added almond slivers. Melt butter in small skillet until sizzling; add almonds and 2 tablespoons sugar. – it was so so good! I’m so happy you loved this recipe! Put it in a blender to smooth out the hard ingredients. Serve in a salad bowl or on a platter – See Notes 7 and 8. She loved it! It is disappointing to buy sweet potatoes only to find out that the recipe shows Yams. Peel and rinse the sweet potato, carefully cut it in half lengthways then cut slices into half-moon shapes. Meanwhile, prepare the quinoa. Love your changes, they sound delicious! This is going to be my new go-to recipe for pot lucks and family gatherings. Toss in oil and season with salt and pepper. Whisk the red wine vinegar, Dijon mustard, dried oregano, dried basil, garlic, 1/2 teaspoon salt (or to taste), and 1/4 teaspoon pepper (or to taste) together in a small bowl. The tea towel/paper towel will absorb excess moisture. A healthy and delicious lemon vinaigrette dressing coats this salad. My favorite part is it’s a luxurious salad but it’s not too hard to make! Really good recipe but it definately needed a crunch factor…added some chopped celery. Roast in the oven for approximately 35-40 minutes or until just cooked. Thanks for your comment Mel! Set aside to cool. Place on a large sheet pan. YAYYY!! I’m soo happy to hear you enjoyed this! Sweet Potatoes; Granny Smith Apples; Dried Cranberries; Quinoa; Olive Oil; Apple Cider; Red Onion; Pecans; Maple Syrup; Shallot; Dijon Mustard; Apple Cider Vinegar; Salt and Pepper; So yes, fall is coming though I’m hoping to hold onto a bit of summer yet. Tag me on Instagram at @ChelseasMessyApron or Add to the salad along with the chopped avocado and cranberries. I just tried this (minus the avocado – I don’t like a avocado enough for it to be worth the fat and calories!), This salad is meat-free, but it’s still got plenty of protein. So glad you enjoyed this salad Kitty! It’s a little different from the southwestern quinoa salad that I always make. Added some coarsely chopped pecans for crunch. We LOVE this recipe! Thank you for sharing at Marvelous Mondays this week- Pinned & sharing! Toss it in … Allow to cool. Also used romaine Bc I didn’t have spinach. Please clarify in your recipe. Thanks so much for the comment Liz , This salad was soooo delicious and super filling. It was a potluck hit, and my wife came home and had another big bowl. Instead of parsley, you could use mint or coriander; Try it with avocado for colour and creaminess; Dried cranberries add a bright, tangy flavour; Finely sliced red onion would be good instead of spring onions/scallions; Baby spinach or rocket/arugula for extra greens; Some bacon crumbled on top would be delicious; Boost the protein with cooked chicken or cubes of feta; In Australia, the tablespoon is 20 ml or 4 teaspoons. Toss everything together. . Yay!! FOLLOW ALONG! Thanks so much for the comment and review . Do not dress anything you don't intend to eat that day. Gave it protein and crunch! I am ready for healthy after all the sweets & junk I have consumed over the past few days, lol! Click the Bookmark Icon to Add to Your Favories, Home > Salads > Roasted Sweet Potato Quinoa Salad. I feel like it needs something a little crunchy, though. leave me a comment below. Thanks! I’m not crazy about acidic dressings so I tried it without… it I’d excellent just as is as well!!! Facebook, 5 secrets to easy, fast and delicious dinners. Even my husband loved it! Thanks! Put the quinoa in a fine-meshed sieve and rinse well under cold running water, swishing the quinoa with your hand. Drain the quinoa well – See Note 1. Add 3 cups of water, season with salt … I’m at a loss. Made it perfect. I love sweet potatoes and I bet they’d taste great with quinoa! . This was delicious! Thank you for the recipe!!! Mix the dressing, and finely chop the spring onion and parsley.