Quinoa Salad with Sweet Potatoes and Bell Peppers Recipe

Looking for an easy Quinoa Salad with Sweet Potatoes and Bell Peppers recipe? Learn how to make Quinoa Salad with Sweet Potatoes and Bell Peppers using healthy ingredients.


Submitted by pizzor

Makes 4 servings



Can also be served without the oil and vinegar dressing

Recipe Ingredients for Quinoa Salad with Sweet Potatoes and Bell Peppers

1 cup Quinoa
1 1/2 cups Water
1 Garlic clove
1 large Sweet potato, diced into 1/2 inch pieces
1 dash Salt
1 cup Bell Pepper, cored, seeded, and diced
1/4 cup Red Onion, or shallot, minced or diced really small
1 dash Black Pepper
1/4 cup Extra Virgin Olive Oil
2 tbsp Balsamic vinegar, sherry, or red wine
1/4 cup minced fresh chives or parsley leaves

Recipe Directions for Quinoa Salad with Sweet Potatoes and Bell Peppers

  1. Place quinoa in a deep bowl or fine sieve and rinse in cold water, rubbing the seeds between your fingers. Discard the water and repeat this process using fresh water 2 more times. Shake off excess water vigorously.

  2. Place water in a pot and bring to a boil. Add quinoa, salt and 1 skinned garlic clove. Reduce heat to medium-low, cover and slow-simmer for 15 minutes until tender and the water has been absorbed.

  3. Meanwhile dice all your veggies (sweet potato, bell pepper & onion).

  4. Remove from heat, discard the garlic, give the quinoa a good stir and let it sit (covered) for another 15 minutes.

  5. Meanwhile, cook the sweet potato in boiling salted water (enough to cover the sweet potatoes), until tender, about 15 minutes; drain well.

  6. Toss together the potato, quinoa, bell pepper, and onion; sprinkle with salt and pepper to taste.

  7. Whisk the oil and vinegar together and toss the salad with about half of this mixture.

  8. Add all or some of the rest to taste; garnish with the chives and serve.

Categories

Potatoes, Main Dish

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 234.9g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
339
Calories from Fat
147
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
16.3g
25%
Saturated Fat
2.2g
11%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
0mg
0%
Sodium
65mg
3%
Potassium
568mg
16%
Total Carbohydrates
40.4g
13%
Dietary Fiber
5.1g
20%
Sugars
4.0g
Protein
7.6g
Vitamin A 196% Vitamin C 74%
Calcium 5% Iron 16%
* Based on a 2000 calorie diet

Nutritional details are an estimate and should only be used as a guide for approximation.
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Health Information

Nutrition Grade
96% confidence
C+
  Good points
  • No cholesterol
  • Low in sodium
  • High in manganese
  • Very high in vitamin A
  • Very high in vitamin C
  •   Bad points
  • Contains alcohol
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