Had this salad at a restaurant in Minneapolis and had to make it the second I got home. It takes a bit of prep work, but definitely worth it!

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Recipe Summary

prep:
30 mins
cook:
58 mins
additional:
15 mins
total:
1 hr 43 mins
Servings:
4
Yield:
4 servings
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Ingredients

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Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 450 degrees F (230 degrees C).

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  • Toss sweet potato with 2 tablespoons olive oil, salt, and pepper on a baking sheet; spread out in an even layer.

  • Roast sweet potato in the preheated oven until soft, about 20 minutes.

  • Bring chicken broth to a boil in a saucepan. Reduce heat to low; stir in quinoa. Cover and simmer until quinoa is tender, about 30 minutes. Place in the refrigerator to cool.

  • Bring a pot of generously salted water to a boil. Remove from heat; add tofu cubes. Let soak for 15 minutes. Drain and pat dry with a clean dish towel.

  • Mix flour, cornstarch, garlic powder, salt, and pepper together in a shallow bowl. Toss tofu cubes in flour mixture until evenly coated.

  • Heat 1/4 cup vegetable oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Cook tofu cubes in 2 batches until browned, about 20 seconds per side.

  • Place 3 tablespoons olive oil, lime juice, Dijon mustard, garlic powder, cumin, salt, and pepper in a jar. Seal and shake well to make dressing.

  • Pour dressing into a large bowl. Add sweet potato, tofu cubes, avocado, mixed greens, broccoli, red bell pepper, capers, and basil; toss to combine.

  • Divide quinoa among serving plates; top with sweet potato salad mixture.

Cook's Note:

Don't overcook the tofu cubes. You want the outside brown and the inside hot, but not too dry.

Nutrition Facts

747 calories; protein 19.8g; carbohydrates 69.3g; fat 46g; cholesterol 2.5mg; sodium 896.3mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (3)

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Rating: 5 stars
05/07/2018
This is super tasty. I subbed jalapeños for red pepper and added some sautéed zucchini I needed to use but this is a solid nutrient-packed meal with just enough comfort-food appeal to leave me satiated yet not in need of a nap. I will be making this again. And again. And again. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/07/2018
This is super tasty. I subbed jalapeños for red pepper and added some sautéed zucchini I needed to use but this is a solid nutrient-packed meal with just enough comfort-food appeal to leave me satiated yet not in need of a nap. I will be making this again. And again. And again. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
08/09/2017
This took some time but was ABSOLUTELY worth it. Incredible combination of flavors! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
09/25/2020
This was truly delicious! Well worth the effort, there are some steps that can be streamlined. I cooked the sweet potatoes and tofu in the airfryer. This also reduced the amount of oil needed. The dressing is to die for. Read More
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