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vegan sweet potato quinoa salad

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veganer Süßkartoffel-Quinoa-Salat

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Our Vegan Sweet Potato Quinoa Salad is a filling yet refreshing salad with a wide variety of textures and flavors. Packed with healthy nutrients in delicious ingredients. We’ve got roasted flavors of caramelized sweet potatoes, nutty quinoa and creamy avocado making for an incredibly delicious salad. Everything is served with fresh, raw spinach, which is a real power vegetable with lots of iron and vitamin C.

vegan sweet potato quinoa salad
vegan sweet potato quinoa salad

Quinoa or delicious Inca superfood

Quinoa is a great source of plant-based protein that helps transform even the simplest garden salad into a filling meal. For example, there are about 360 calories and 14% protein in 100 grams of cooked quinoa, and unlike some plant-based proteins, quinoa is a complete protein. What does that mean? That means quinoa contains all nine essential amino acids that our bodies cannot produce on their own. Amino acids are important building blocks for our muscle tissue and important for the strengthening and stability of the connective tissue.

The lemon dressing

The dressing, which we will use for this sweet potato quinoa salad, is spicy, fresh and, thanks to the dried herbs, nice and spicy. We use grainy Dijon mustard to bind it, and lime or lemon juice to keep it fresh. This is joined by dried oregano and basil. All ingredients are beaten with white wine vinegar and olive oil. This dressing recipe is a good example of how you can easily improve fresh salads or grilled vegetables. So ditch store-bought ready-made dressings and make a slightly larger batch so you always have fresh dressing on hand.

vegan sweet potato quinoa salad
vegan sweet potato quinoa salad

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You should always prepare this salad fresh and only mix it together just before serving. Always cut open and add the avocado last so that it retains its fresh green colour.

veganer Süßkartoffel-Quinoa-Salat

vegan sweet potato quinoa salad recipe

Do you love quinoa salads like we do? Here is your new favorite recipe for a vegan sweet potato quinoa salad with spinach and avocado…
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Course grain salad, salad bowl, salad recipes
Cuisine Mediterranean
Servings 4 portions
Calories 339 kcal


potato peeler*
baking tray*
rice cooker*


for the salad:

  • 3 sweet potatoes about 500g
  • 2 tbsp. native olive oil*
  • 1 tsp smoked paprika spice
  • 200 grams white quinoa
  • 130 grams baby spinach
  • 1 avocado
  • 50 grams dried cherries Cranberries, raisins…
  • Sea-salt* fine
  • Black pepper*

Lime Vinaigrette:


Prepare salad ingredients:

  • Heat the oven to 200°C.
  • Peel the sweet potatoes, rinse and cut into 1×1 cm cubes. In a bowl, mix some salt, pepper and smoked paprika with the olive oil. Place on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper and bake in the oven for about 10 to 15 minutes. Be careful not to let the diced potatoes get too soft.
  • Let the potatoes cool down.
  • Place the quinoa in a sieve and rinse under running water. Bring the quinoa to a boil with twice the amount of water. Reduce the heat to low and let simmer, covered, for about 15 minutes. When the quinoa has absorbed the water, remove the pot from the stove and let the quinoa soak for another 10 minutes.
  • Open the lid and fluff the quinoa with a fork and let cool.
  • Wash the spinach carefully in cold water and then drain well in a colander.
  • For the dressing, peel and finely chop the garlic. Then mix with all other ingredients in a screw-top jar.
  • Roughly chop the spinach and place in a bowl. Gently mix in the cooled quinoa.
  • Add the diced sweet potatoes and dried cherries. Finally, halve the avocado, deseed, peel and cut into small cubes.
  • Fold the avocado into the salad along with the dressing. (Maybe not pour all the dressing over it right away)


Serving: 1Port.Calories: 339kcalCarbohydrates: 31gProtein: 6.6gFat: 22g
Keyword fresh salad, grain salad, quinoa, Quinoa salad, salad recipes, summer salad
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