Cabarrus Health Alliance

Warm Sweet Potato and Quinoa Salad

January 06, 2017


Image source: Honest Cooking

Olive oil
1 medium sweet potato, peeled and chopped
1 tsp. paprika
1 Tbsp. maple syrup
3 cups spinach
2 cups cooked quinoa (1 cup dry)
1/4 cup red onion chopped
1 cup fresh pomegranate arils
1/4 cup fresh orange juice


1. Cook quinoa according to package.
2. Heat olive oil in pan, add sweet potatoes and paprika. Cook for 10 minutes, then stir in maple syrup.
3. Add spinach and cook until wilted.
4. Add cooked quinoa.
5. Add red onion and pomegranate.
6. In a small bowl, whisk 1 Tbsp. olive oil with orange juice. Add black pepper to taste. Drizzle over warm salad.

Recipe credit: Cabarrus Health Alliance

More about sweet potatoes:

Sweet potatoes are packed with antioxidants, which have been shown to prevent liver damage, protect the heart, and have anti-diabetic effects. They also have significant anti-inflammatory compounds and have been shown to reduce the risk of cancer.

(Source: Plants for Human Health Institute)

More about quinoa:

Quinoa has an impressive macro- and micro-nutrient profile including compounds touted for their ability to improve exercise performance, reduce osteoporosis, and promote wound healing. Quinoa is also rich in phytoecdysteroids, which have been shown to contribute to diabetes management.

(Source: Plants for Human Health Institute)

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