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sweet potato quinoa salad
Vegan Sweet Potato Quinoa Salad with Black Beans{Gluten-Free}
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
40 mins
Total Time
50 mins
 

A vibrant, healthy and nutritious rainbow colored vegan sweet potato quinoa salad with black beans is perfect to celebrate Cinco de Mayo or just about any day of the year. Filled with fresh herbs and a zesty lime based dressing. Gluten-Free too.

Course: Dinner
Cuisine: American, Healthy, Vegan
Servings: 4
Calories: 344 kcal
Author: Vicky Berman
Ingredients
  • 4 sweet potatoes peeled and cubed (about 4 cups)
  • 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 teaspoon cumin seeds
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup quinoa
  • 1 teaspoon extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 lime zested
  • 1 tablespoon lime juice
  • 1 can black beans rinsed and drained
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/2 cup diced cilantro
  • 1/2 cup diced scallions
  • For the dressing:
  • 1 lime zested
  • 3 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
  • 3 tablespoons lime juice
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees F. In a large bowl combine sweet potatoes, tablespoon of olive oil, teaspoon of paprika, teaspoon of cumin seeds and teaspoon of salt. Toss together until sweet potatoes are evenly coated.
  2. Bake sweet potatoes in single layer on aluminum foil lined baking sheet for 40 minutes, stirring them half way through.
  3. Heat pot over medium heat, add teaspoon of olive oil and quinoa. Lightly toasted until browned, a few minutes. Add zest of 1 lime and 1 tablespoon lime juice. Add 2 cups water. Bring to a boil, add salt to taste, reduce heat and simmer, covered 15-20 minutes or until cooked through.
  4. In a bowl add teaspoon paprika to black beans and toss. To the same bowl add cooked sweet potatoes, cilantro, and scallions. Mix.
  5. In a small bowl combine the dressing, 1 lime zested, 3 tablespoons olive oil, 3 tablespoons lime juice, and 2 cloves garlic minced. Whisk until smooth.
  6. Add cooked quinoa and mix. Pour dressing over salad and mix.