Monday, November 30, 2009

The Case of the Disappearing Sweet Potato Salad

A quick pic of this salad at dinner was all I could manage- twice now. I planned on saving some to take a nice pic the next day and... gone. All gone both times. It's really a winner of a salad. I saw it on Pinkstripes here and she saw it on Mark Bittman's site here. Of course it can be changed in a variety of ways to suit your tastes. It is so creamy and tastey. A very nice winter salad, chock full of nutrition.

Quinoa Sweet Potato Salad

1 avocado, chopped
1 red pepper or roasted peppers if you have them
1 clove garlic, minced
1/2 red onion, minced
2 1/2 cups of cooked quinoa
2 sweet potatoes, cubed and roasted
1/4 cup olive oil
2 tablespoons plus balsamic vinegar
1/4 cup parsley, minced
1/4 cup chopped green onion

In a sauce pan saute red pepper and onions until soft. Add garlic and cook one minute more. Add balsamic and remove from heat. Combine all ingredients in a large bowl. I like this salad luke warm.


Ciao Chow Linda said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog and giving me the chance to find yours. The salad looks colorful, healthy and delicious. I need more of that these days.

Mary said...

This does look interesting. It has glorious color, that's for sure. I need more recipes like this one.

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Katy ~ said...

Excellent, excellent salad. Just exactly what I needed for the allergic-to-everything kid. Hugs! I cannot tell you have delighed I am to see this.

Grace said...

what a unique and tasty-looking salad! three of my favorite things are avocados, sweet potaters, and quinoa, but it never would've occurred to me to combine them in a salad. delicious!

kat said...

I can see why, its full of such great tasting things