Thursday, June 20, 2013

Sweet Potato Quinoa Salad


INGREDIENTS serves 4 to 6 as a side dish
  • 1 1/2 cup of rinsed quinoa
  • 2 medium sized sweet potatoes
  • 3 1/5 cup of water
  • 3/4 tsp of curcuma
  • 2 strands of green onion
  • 1 celery stalk
  • 1/2 tspof minced garlic
  • 1 tsp of agave nectar
  • A shpritz of lemon juice
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tbsp of chopped fresh or frozen dill
  • ground pepper to taste
  • sea salt to taste

DIRECTIONS
  1. In a medium sized pot, place the sweet potatoes and bring water to a boil 
  2. In another pot, boil water; once boiled pour in the quinoa and lower the flame to medium-low and cover for 5 minutes. Once the water is completely evaporated, and the quinoa is soft, set aside to cool
  3. Finely chop celery and toss into the quinoa
  4. Retrieve your sweet potatoes, drain water and let them cool down
  5. In a mixing bowl blend in olive oil, agave nectar, curcuma, lemon juice, and dill 
  6. Dice your sweet potatoes and toss into the quinoa mixture
  7. Pour in the dressing and mix thoroughly
  8. Once the salad is nicely blended; let it sit for at least 30 minutes in the fridge and there you have a nice wholesome lunch side dish.