This is a simple guide to making this salad paradise.
*modified from Wendy Polisi
Preheat oven to 400 degrees and then toss your chopped sweet potatoes with olive oil, salt and paprika. You can also add pepper. Roast them for 30-45 minutes, flip over after 20 minutes.
As your sweet potatoes are roasting in the oven, get your quinoa crispy by boiling it on medium heat in a small pan. Once the water disappears, stir quinoa until it's brown. Beware of the quinoa sticking if you go on higher heat. Cook until brown.
As for the dressing, combine the balsamic vinegar, agave syrup, lemon juice, dijon mustard, salt and cayenne pepper in a blender. Add oil steadily until emulsified.
Dice the apples and slightly crush the walnuts.
Time to take out the Pohtaytoes.
Prepare and wash your spinach.
Mix everything in a bowl.
And now add the dressing and stir.
Printable Summary:Sweet Potatoes
1 large sweet potato, peeled and cubed
1 tablespoon olive oil
½ teaspoon salt
½ teaspoon paprika
½ cup quinoa, rinsed
1/3 cup water
A pinch of salt
A pinch ground pepper
1/4 cup balsamic vinegar
1/2 tsp agave syrup, or any other natural sweetener
1 tablespoon Dijon Mustard
A pinch of salt
1 tablespoon lemon juice
¼ teaspoon cayenne pepper
1/4 cup olive oil
1 small red apple, diced
5 ounces Baby Spinach
⅓ cup walnuts, toasted
1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees and then toss your chopped sweet potatoes with olive oil, salt and paprika. Roast for 30-45 minutes. Flip over after 20 minutes.
2. Meanwhile, boil the quinoa on medium heat in a small pan. Once the water disappears, keep stirring quinoa until brown - cook until brown. Don't go on higher heat, beware of the quinoa sticking.
3. In a small bowl, combine the balsamic vinegar, agave syrup, lemon juice, dijon mustard, salt and cayenne pepper in a blender. Add oil steadily until emulsified.
4. Combine all other ingredients in a bowl; diced apples, spinach and walnuts. Add in the roasted sweet potatoes, crispy quinoa and sprinkle dressing to desired taste.
*This recipe is modified & simplified from wendypolisi.com