Sweet Potato and Quinoa Salad with Cranberry

June 20, 2016 / 25 Comments

This Sweet Potato and Quinoa Salad with Cranberry is perfectly balanced, healthy, and delicious.
As much as I am not a huge fan of normal potatoes, I’m obsessed with the sweet ones. I love their color, sweet bland taste and a thicker texture.
They taste perfectly paired with rosemary and red onion. I decided to serve it with red quinoa and cranberry.
Addition of walnuts was my go-to way to add crunch to salad. It was very pretty to serve, easy to make, and delicious to eat.

I served it to my friends on at BBQ party. Nobody among us was vegetarian, but everyone seemed to enjoy the unique flavor of this Sweet Potato and Quinoa Salad.

Sweet Potato & Quinoa Salad:

  • 2 large sweet potatoes, chopped,

  • 1/2 medium red onion, chopped,

  • rosemary olive oil,

  • olive oil,

  • salt,

  • pepper,

  • 2-3 cups fresh arugula,

  • 4- 5 tbs balsamic vinegar,

  • 1 cup uncooked red quinoa,

  • 3/4 cup dried cranberries,

  • 1/3 cup walnuts

  1. Preheat oven to 400°F. Place sweet potatoes and chopped onion in a medium bowl.
  2. Drizzle with rosemary olive oil and season with salt and pepper. Toss together and then put them on a large baking sheet.
  3. Bake in the oven for 20-25 minutes, or until potatoes are tender. Stir a few times while baking.
  4. Rinse quinoa.
  5. Bring 2 cups of water and sea salt to a boil in a medium heavy saucepan.
  6. Add the quinoa, cover and bring to a boil.
  7. Reduce the flame to low and simmer for 12 to 15 minutes.
  8. Turn off the flame and let sit for 5 minutes.
  9. Place arugula, cranberries, quinoa and crushed walnuts in the medium bowl, drizzle with olive oil,mix well.
  10. When the vegetables are done roasting, let them cool a little bit and add to the salad.
  11. Add balsamic vinegar to taste.
  12. Decorate each plate with walnuts.

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  1. Ewa says:

    It looks delicious and healthy. I wish I could try

  2. This looks stupendous! Love everything in this salad. It’s right up my alley.

  3. Liz says:

    What a gorgeous dish! I adore quinoa and think I have a good supply in my pantry—it’s time to make a salad 🙂

  4. Gloria says:

    Look beauty and delicious Marcela 🙂 🙂

  5. Amber says:

    Zjadłabym teraz na śniadanie…

  6. mun says:

    I love to eat potatoes, be them the usual potatoes or sweet potatoes. So tasty and healthy! 🙂

  7. Candy Pandas says:

    Uwielbiamy słodkie ziemniaki a jeszcze do tego orzechy to super połączenie 😀

  8. rebecca says:

    looks great I would have chosen this also

  9. Love sweet potatoes! We make a sweet potato & chipotle salad that’s fun for a BBQ. This would be terrific, too — need to try it! Thanks.

  10. I love quinoa…this is one awesome salad, Marcela.

  11. ZazaCook says:

    Love how simple it is to prepare. Looks so delicious, Marcela! Thanks for sharing:)

  12. Adina says:

    Wonderful looking salad!

  13. Wygląda bardzo apetycznie i ciekawie.

  14. Ewa says:

    Lubię takie ciekawe, niebanalne sałatki 🙂

  15. świetna i zdrowa propozycja w sam raz do pracy 🙂

  16. INNA MAMA says:

    Tym razem raj dla mojej starszej latorośli! A i ja nie mogę oderwać wzroku:) Pewnie smakuje nie gorzej nią wyglada!

  17. Monica says:

    I am also obsessed with sweet potatoes so bring it on! Looks delicious.

  18. nie próbowałam robić jeszcze sałatki z batatów! wygląda świetnie!

  19. Jasmin says:

    What a lovely looking salad, Marcela. Just the right side dish for the upcoming sommer bbq-s

  20. Beth says:

    What a gorgeous salad! Any recipe that uses sweet potatoes and arugula is a true winner in my books!

  21. Agata says:

    Nie było mnie tu kilka tygodni a Ty tak zachwycasz potrawami! 🙂

  22. Ritu Ahuja says:

    This is the healthiest salad I have ever seen. Yum Yum Yum 🙂

  23. Pysznie i zdrowo 🙂

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