Sweet Potato, Spinach & Quinoa Salad

Updated: May 21, 2019


– 1 1/2 cups cooked quinoa (about ½ cup dry, I used mixed color quinoa but use what you like)

– 1-2 sweet potatoes chopped (depending on size)

– 3 cups spinach


– 3 TBSP veganaise

– 1 1/2 TBSP fresh squeezed lemon juice


:Add a small amount of black pepper and chili or cayenne powder to the dressing to add additional flavor and spice! (about ¼- ½ tsp will work)

DRESSING option # 2:

– 3 TBSP Olive Oil

– 1 TBSP fresh squeezed lemon juice add the additional optional ingredients for more flavor!

– pinch of black pepper

-1/2 tsp chili powder

_1/4 tsp onion powder


Cook quinoa according to directions on your package (mine was ½ cup dry quinoa to 1 cup water, but I always add a little less water than what it calls for because I find its less soggy that way.)

Chop the sweet potato (s) into small cubes while the quinoa is cooking and place them in a stove top skillet on medium-high heat and cook them until soft and browned. (about 15-20 minutes if you put a LID on the pan, about 30 minutes with no lid on the pan, and depending on size and how high the heat it is on)

Once the quinoa is done, add the spinach to the quinoa pot and stir it in, let it sit with the cover still on the

quinoa for about 3 minutes to soften the spinach.

Serve the quinoa/spinach mixture topped with the sweet potatoes.

Mix dressing ingredients in a bowl and drizzle over the top!

This serves 2 lunches or 1 big dinner.

If that’s not enough dressing for your personal taste feel free to double it, it’s whatever your personal taste is!

Author: TwoRaspberries

Prep Time: 10 mins

Cook Time: 30 mins

Total Time: 40 mins

Category: Lunch/Dinner

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