Fall Quinoa Salad with Poppy Seed Dressing


Roasted sweet potato and Brussels sprouts salad with beets, dried cranberries, quinoa, feta, and poppy seed dressing.

Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
15 mins
Additional Time:
15 mins
Total Time:
40 mins
4 servings


  • nonstick cooking spray


  • 1 medium sweet potato, peeled and chopped

  • ½ cup sliced Brussels sprouts

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil

  • salt and ground black pepper to taste

  • 1 cup cold cooked quinoa

  • 1 (8 ounce) can sliced beets

  • cup sweetened dried cranberries

Poppy Seed Dressing:

  • ½ cup white vinegar

  • cup white sugar

  • 1 tablespoon minced onion

  • 1 tablespoon poppy seeds

  • 1 teaspoon salt

  • 1 teaspoon dry mustard

  • ½ cup crumbled feta cheese


  1. Preheat the oven to 475 degrees F (245 degrees C). Spray a baking sheet with cooking spray.

  2. Place sweet potato and Brussels sprouts on the prepared baking sheet. Pour olive oil over top and season with salt and pepper.

  3. Roast in the preheated oven until tender and lightly browned, 15 to 20 minutes, checking every 5 minutes to make sure veggies aren't overcooking. Remove from the oven and let cool, 15 to 20 minutes.

  4. While veggies are cooling, place quinoa in a mixing bowl and stir in beets and cranberries.

  5. Combine vinegar, sugar, onion, poppy seeds, salt, and dry mustard in a bowl for dressing.

  6. Stir cooled vegetables into quinoa mixture. Add dressing and feta cheese and mix gently. Can be served at room temperature or cold.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

384 Calories
16g Fat
53g Carbs
9g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 384
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 16g 20%
Saturated Fat 6g 29%
Cholesterol 28mg 9%
Sodium 1081mg 47%
Total Carbohydrate 53g 19%
Dietary Fiber 5g 19%
Total Sugars 32g
Protein 9g
Vitamin C 13mg 67%
Calcium 219mg 17%
Iron 2mg 12%
Potassium 361mg 8%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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