Sweet Potato Macadamia Salad

quinoa sweet potato salad

This Quinoa Sweet Potato Salad is AMAZING! If you don’t like quinoa you could substitute brown rice, wheat berries, barley or sorghum.

Serves 4


1/2 cup quinoa

1 medium sweet potato, peeled and diced

2 tsp extra virgin olive oil

Salt and pepper to taste

1/2 tsp paprika

1/2 tsp cumin

Mixed greens or Romaine

1 can chickpeas, black beans or kidney beans

1 can corn

Sliced grape tomatoes

Sliced avocado

Extra virgin olive oil

Juice of 1/2 lemon


Cook quinoa according to package directions. Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Place diced sweet potato on a cookie sheet and toss with olive oil and spices. Roast sweet potatoes until tender, about 20-30 minutes, flipping once halfway through.

Assemble salad: Place mixed greens or Romaine on bottom of bowl or large plate and top with quinoa, roasted sweet potatoes, beans, corn, tomatoes, and avocado. Top with extra virgin olive oil, lemon juice and salt and pepper to taste.