Sweet Potato & Quinoa Salad with Tahini Dressing

Sweet Potato Quinoa Salad with Tahini Dressing is perfect for the summer months when it’s super hot.

Sweet Potato Quinoa Salad with Tahini Dressing

Sweet Potato & Quinoa Salad with Tahini Dressing is a reminder of our stay in Key West. That is when we were introduced to the Inca Quinoa, which has become our favorite thing to put on our salads. Now that the weather is getting hotter and the summer days longer. A salad for dinner is becoming the perfect meal.

There is a crunchy taste with a nutty flavor that I love when I am eating this grain. Quinoa is gluten-free and considered easy to digest. It’s filling to say the least and great on any salad. I’m always trying new ways to spice up my salads for our dinner. We do No Meat Mondays and that has turned into a big salad night for us.

Sweet Potato Quinoa Salad with Tahini Dressing

Now that the summer is around the corner, I try to create something light to eat for dinner so we can enjoy our evening walks while the weather is so beautiful at a perfect 78º at night. It’s a quick dish to make for dinner and low calorie meal to get our summer bodies. LOL! At least try for it 🙂

Sweet Potato Quinoa Salad with Tahini Dressing Sweet Potato Quinoa Salad with Tahini Dressing

Benefits of this Sweet Potato Quinoa Salad with Tahini Dressing:

  • Sweet Potatoes: excellent source of vitamin A (in the form of beta-carotene)
  • Inca Quinoa: One cup of cooked red quinoa has 8.14 grams of protein
  • Tahini: rich in minerals such as phosphorus, lecithin, magnesium, potassium and iron.

Sweet Potato Quinoa Salad with Tahini DressingSweet Potato Quinoa Salad with Tahini Dressing

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Sweet Potato and Quinoa Salad with Tahini Dressing
Prep Time
20 mins
Cook Time
30 mins
Total Time
50 mins
 

Sweet Potato & Quinoa Salad with Tahini Dressing  is perfect for the summer months when it's super hot.

Course: Salad
Cuisine: American
Keyword: easy salad
Servings: 4
Calories: 366 kcal
Author: Lizzy
Ingredients
Salad
  • 2 head of romaine lettuce
  • 2 sweet potatoes chopped
  • 1 cup of Inca Quinoa
  • 1 zucchini
Tahini Dressing
  • 1/4 cup of Olive Oil
  • 1/3 cup of vinegar
  • 1/3 cup of lemon juice
  • 1 crushed garlic clove
Instructions
Salad
  1. Chop the sweet potatoes and roast in the oven for 20 minutes at 400º degrees.
  2. Cook quinoa to package direction - I used a cup to make this salad.
  3. Chop the zucchini in bite size piece.
  4. Cut 2 Romaine lettuce in half.
  5. Place on the a plate and put your toppings on top.
Tahini Dressing
  1. Put all your ingredient and mix in a food processor or blender.
  2. Sprinkle the dressing on top of the salad.
  3. Enjoy!
Nutrition Facts
Sweet Potato and Quinoa Salad with Tahini Dressing
Amount Per Serving
Calories 366 Calories from Fat 144
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 16g 25%
Saturated Fat 2g 10%
Sodium 48mg 2%
Potassium 665mg 19%
Total Carbohydrates 47g 16%
Dietary Fiber 5g 20%
Sugars 7g
Protein 8g 16%
Vitamin A 210.8%
Vitamin C 23%
Calcium 5.8%
Iron 16%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

 

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