Change ), You are commenting using your Google account. Fall. Soak the quinoa in a pot of water for 1 hour then drain and rinse it really well. By this point, everything should be just about done. Preheat the oven to 425° F. Place the sweet potato on a parchment- or foil-lined baking tray and toss with olive oil, cumin, cinnamon, cayenne (if using), and a pinch of salt. Spread out the walnuts in a bit of foil and place them in the oven for 5-7 minutes, or until they start to turn golden brown. Chop the spinach, and fold it through the warm quinoa. Let them soak in the boiling water until soft, about 10 minutes. A plate. Seriously. Hi Jessie Im prepping for a party tomorrow and this is one of the dishes I will be trying to copy lol, do you recommend making everything before hand and putting together when I arrive? Toss the sweet potatoes, walnuts, and dried cranberries in with the quinoa, add salt and pepper to taste, and voilà! I wanted to put those delicious, orange spud nuggets in everything. Cook the quinoa in the weak stock by bringing it to the boil and simmering gently for about 15 mins, the drain and set aside. ALSO meanwhile, bring a bit of water to a boil and let the dried cranberries soak in the boiling water for about 10 minutes or until softened. This is one of my favorite quinoa dishes, hands down. Bring your chicken or vegetable broth to a boil over high heat. I had it for lunch and dinner …..and there’s a teeny bit left for lunch tomorrow. While it’s heating up, peel and chop your sweet potatoes into half inch cubes. Place them in a baking tray and drizzle with 1 tbsp of the olive oil and season with salt and pepper to taste. *replace the aquafaba with water for legume free, the dressing will just not be quite as ‘fluffy’. This was also right around the time when I started falling truly, madly, deeply in love with sweet potatoes. Enjoy! Bring a small pot of water to a boil, and add the dried cranberries. Then, preheat your oven to 425°F. Once the sweet potatoes are cooking, it’s time to get the quinoa going. Start by cooking your quinoa. Cook Time: 45 minutes Yay! 2 large sweet potato, peeled and cut into ½-inch cubes, 1 cup quinoa, uncooked and thoroughly rinsed, 2 cups chicken broth (or vegetable broth, if vegetarian or vegan). Season to taste with salt and pepper. Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: You are commenting using your account. Being that it is the school holidays, it must be time for our traditional family ladies lunch! ), 1 cup quinoa (which ever colour you prefer), 2 tbsp aquafaba (liquid drained from a can of chick peas)*. Fall. Remove the potato from the oven, add in the seeds, and toss to coat them, then return to oven for a further 10 minutes. Sweet potato, quinoa and cranberry salad. A plate. When the quinoa is dry, use a whisk to break apart the seeds and place into a large bowl. Roast the sweet potatoes until softened, about 30 minutes, flipping the pieces once about halfway through. While the quinoa is soaking, heat the oven to 200C. Now it’s time to take care of the walnuts and dried cranberries. Eggplant Lasagne (with killer cauliflower ‘cheese’ sauce! Don’t forget to rinse it thoroughly before cooking! After it’s done, remove the quinoa from the heat, let it sit for a few minutes, and fluff with a fork. All rights reserved. Once it’s boiling, add the rinsed quinoa. Prep Time: 25 minutes This is such a great, flavorful fall salad. It’s basically fall on a plate. Toss the sweet potatoes, walnuts, and dried cranberries in with the quinoa, add salt and pepper to taste, and voilà! Quinoa Sweet Potato Salad with Walnuts & Dried Cranberries. Meanwhile, place the walnuts in a smaller baking tray and put in the oven for 5-7 minutes, or until golden brown. Add more to taste, depending on how wet you like your quinoa; I add it all. Serve at room temperature. It would make the perfect light meal, side or even deserves a place at the illustrious Thanksgiving table! A vegetarian at the time, I was already smitten with the nutty, protein-y goodness that was quinoa. This blog is intended to give you ideas for meals and other useful information. Place in pre heated oven and roast for about 45 minutes or until golden. This month’s challenge foods were sweet potatoes and cranberries. Good luck! Place the broth in a saucepan and bring to a boil over high heat. You’ve already got your sweet potatoes and quinoa cooking. Add the sweet potatoes, pine nuts, cranberries and scallions and mix gently. Quinoa sweet potato salad with walnut and dried cranberries mixed in? My roommates wanted to stage an intervention. I could easily eat that pizza every night, but to mix things up I created a Quinoa Salad with Roasted Sweet Potatoes, Kale, Dried Cranberries… Peel the potato and dice it in to roughly 3-4cm cubes. Needless to say, the stars aligned in this recipe and I ended up making it that fall more times than I care to admit. When i made it to take out I kept it all separate and assembled it there. Perhaps Ive just answered my own q lol. I blame Josh for my latest obsession-sweet potatoes and kale. Prep Time: 25 minutes Cook Time: 45 minutes Makes: 3-4 servings When it starts boiling again, reduce to a simmer and cook uncovered until liquid is absorbed, about 15-20 minutes. Drizzle the dressing over the salad and then sprinkle the cranberries over the top. Hope you like it as much as we do. Plus, it’s an easy weeknight dinner that makes for killer lunch leftovers. Here’s how to make it! I am so thankful for wonderful women in my family and being able to meet with them still , This was the delicious salad we shared …. By this point, everything should be just about done. On. Thanks Jenny. It was easy to throw together, a breeze to bring to work for lunch, and hit the spot when I was in the mood for a warm, somewhat sweet dinner. For a delicious variation on this dish we use pumpkin in place of potato, pomegranate seeds in place of cranberries and slivered almonds in place of pepitas. Add the quinoa, and once everything is boiling again, reduce to a simmer and let cook until all the liquid is absorbed. If you’re going to combine beforehand, then maybe just keep the cranberries and dressing or until just before you serve. Change ). Enjoy! Change ), You are commenting using your Facebook account. Being that it is the school holidays, it must be time for our traditional family ladies lunch! Just quietly, I may have made extras so there would be dinner leftovers . Add half the vinaigrette and mix with the whisk. January 19, 2018 ~ desertcook. ( Log Out /  I first made this dish several years ago, inspired by a recipe I saw on The Daily Meal. Then, toss your ‘taters with olive oil and your spices and pop ’em in the oven. ( Log Out /  Remove from heat, let cool for a few minutes, then fluff with a fork. Ever since he created that Sweet Potato Kale Pizza, I have been craving them like mad. (Nearly there in the below photo, but not quite!) This healthy Sweet Potato Quinoa Salad with cranberries, pepitas and maple dressing is filled with complete protein, antioxidants and makes a delicious vegan main or side dish – warm or … ( Log Out /  Change ), You are commenting using your Twitter account. ( Log Out /  Count me in. Although I kind of cheated a little, using dried cranberries, this salad was so tasty!! On. It should take about 15-20 minutes.

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