Purple sweet potatoes add beautiful color to the mix in this healthy, fresh tasting, zesty salad!

Recipe Summary

prep:
25 mins
cook:
35 mins
additional:
20 mins
total:
1 hr 20 mins
Servings:
4
Yield:
4 servings
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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
Salad:
Dressing:

Directions

Instructions Checklist
  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C).

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  • Bring water and quinoa to a boil in a saucepan. Reduce heat to medium-low, cover, and simmer until quinoa is tender, 15 to 20 minutes. Set aside to cool.

  • Toss sweet potatoes in olive oil on a baking sheet.

  • Roast in the preheated oven until tender, 20 to 25 minutes. Set aside to cool.

  • Mix broccoli, yellow pepper, red pepper, and cucumber in a large bowl; stir in quinoa and sweet potatoes.

  • Whisk extra-virgin olive oil, maple syrup, lemon juice, lime juice, salt, and pepper in a small bowl. Mix dressing into salad; garnish with cilantro.

Cook's Note:

Salad and dressing can be made ahead and stored separately in the fridge until serving.

Nutrition Facts

445 calories; protein 8.3g 17% DV; carbohydrates 52.1g 17% DV; fat 23.6g 36% DV; cholesterolmg; sodium 93.1mg 4% DV. Full Nutrition

Reviews (38)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
07/11/2017
I will certainly make this again but with more sweet potato. I used cauliflower since I had no broccoli and would also increase the amount next time. I may omit the pepper all together next time as I don't think it complimented the meal. The "dressing" was perfect. Read More
(13)

Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
02/09/2018
It was too sweet as other reviewers have suggested and a bit bland. Read More
45 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 24
  • 4 star values: 18
  • 3 star values: 3
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
07/11/2017
I will certainly make this again but with more sweet potato. I used cauliflower since I had no broccoli and would also increase the amount next time. I may omit the pepper all together next time as I don't think it complimented the meal. The "dressing" was perfect. Read More
(13)
Rating: 5 stars
10/08/2016
This was so colorful and something different as a side. The roasted sweet potatoes were a nice addition. I made as the recipe lists, however there was alot of quinoa. I started with one cup of dry quinoa but I think you could scale back to about 3/4 cup. Will make again! Read More
(8)
Rating: 4 stars
05/01/2017
I just added a fourth star to my rating. At first, the flavor of the sweetness and the lime with the vegetables didn't really work for me, but adding some dry roasted almonds balanced the sweetness for me and turned it into a really delicious dish. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/25/2017
Having recently adopted a vegetarian diet this recipe has perfect ingredients and it is a keeper. It is delicious and easy to prepare. I use All Recipes often to find vegetarian recipes. Read More
(4)
Rating: 4 stars
09/04/2017
We skipped the dressing altogether. As for the broccoli and peppers we blanched them due to the water quality where we live and that worked fine. Even with those changes it turned out wonderful. I don't know if we'll make it again as the main goal was to teach the young woman who lives with me about cooking with quinoa but as it made a pleasant healthy salad we just might. Read More
(3)
Rating: 4 stars
10/31/2017
Great and refreshing family dinner. So easy to make and tasted awesome Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/25/2017
Delicious! I added chopped red onion. The flavors really pop. Yummy. Read More
(2)
Rating: 5 stars
10/18/2017
Easy to make. Fresh colorful vegetables make this a tasty dish. Will be a regular on our dinner spinner! Read More
(2)
Rating: 5 stars
09/27/2017
Substituted honey instead of the maple syrup. It was delicious but lacked something. I added sliced green onion but purple onion would be delicious as well. This worked excellently with honey glazed chicken. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
02/09/2018
It was too sweet as other reviewers have suggested and a bit bland. Read More