Quinoa Sweet Potato Salad
This Quinoa Sweet Potato salad is a treat for your taste buds-with warm roasted sweet potatoes, crisped chickpeas and caramalized onions literally causing an explosion of flavours in your mouth. You can add to the aroma with fresh rosemary, thyme or coriander. The energy kick comes from quinoa and walnuts while fresh greens add to the nutrient count of this heavenly-tasting salad. The best part is that you can have it warm or cold, without worrying about adding on flab during the lazy lockdown time.
- 2 Sweet potatoes (peeled & diced)
- 1 cup Whole walnuts
- 1 can of Chickpeas
- 2 Shallots (peeled & roughly chopped)
- 1 sprig of Rosemary, Thyme or Coriander
- 2 tbsp. Maple syrup
- Olive Oil
- Salt as per taste
- Cooked Quinoa
- Baby Kale
- Lemon/ Honey mustard/ Olive oil & salt (you can use any dressing of your choice)
Start by preheating the oven to 425 degrees.
Spread the diced sweet potatoes, chopped shallots and herbs on a large sheet pan. Toss with salt and olive oil. Roast in the oven for 20 minutes.
Next add chickpeas to the pan and stir up all the ingredients together. Roast again for another 20 minutes.
Pour the walnuts in a bowl and toss them with maple syrup and a little salt. Add them to the pan and stir it up. Roast for 5 minutes.
The healthy and delicious salad is done. Just remove the stems of the herbs and serve the roasted mixture with cooked quinoa, baby kale and a dressing of your choice.