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bacon quinoa
Sweet Potato and Bacon Quinoa {Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free}
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
30 mins
Total Time
40 mins
 

A gluten-free and dairy-free bacon quinoa dish with soft and caramelized sweet potatoes and onions, balanced out with crispy and smokey bacon. Perfect for a weeknight meal.

Course: Dinner
Cuisine: gluten free, Healthy
Servings: 3
Calories: 629 kcal
Author: Vicky Berman
Ingredients
  • 1 cup quinoa rinsed and drained
  • 1 3/4 cup chicken broth
  • 8 ounces bacon
  • 1-2 sweet potatoes peeled and cubed
  • 3 shallots peeled and thinly sliced
  • salt/pepper to taste
  • 1 teaspoon whole grain dijon mustard
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
  • fresh parsley for garnish
Instructions
  1. In a pot combine quinoa and chicken broth. Bring to a boil, add salt to taste, and simmer, covered for 15-20 minutes or until quinoa is cooked through.
  2. Cook bacon in a pan until crispy on both sides. Remove from pan and drain on paper towels. Chop up the bacon into smaller bits.
  3. In the bacon grease cook the shallots until translucent and lightly caramelized. Set aside.
  4. To the same pan add the sweet potatoes and cook until soft.
  5. In a small bowl combine lemon juice, olive oil and mustard. Whisk until smooth.
  6. In a large bowl combine quinoa with the dressing. Add sweet potatoes, bacon and shallots. Mix.
  7. Sprinkle with fresh parsley.
Nutrition Facts
Sweet Potato and Bacon Quinoa {Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free}
Amount Per Serving
Calories 629 Calories from Fat 342
% Daily Value*
Fat 38g58%
Saturated Fat 11g69%
Cholesterol 49mg16%
Sodium 1050mg46%
Potassium 807mg23%
Carbohydrates 51g17%
Fiber 6g25%
Sugar 3g3%
Protein 19g38%
Vitamin A 6175IU124%
Vitamin C 14.6mg18%
Calcium 61mg6%
Iron 3.7mg21%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.