Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Sweet Potato and Coconut Quinoa Salad

Bored of plain quinoa? This easy and super-healthy quinoa dish is full of flavor! It's a really fun side dish- just add some protein like chicken, fish, or tofu and some vegetables to make it a perfectly balanced meal.

I got my quinoa, coconut flakes, coconut oil, and pumpkin seeds from Vitacost. Use this link for money off your first order.


Sweet Potato and Coconut Quinoa Salad

Ingredients:

1/4 cup red quinoa (can use regular too)
1 large sweet potato (mine was about 6 ounces)
1 tablespoon pumpkin seeds (or sunflower, etc)
1 tablespoon unsweetened coconut flakes
1 tablespoon coconut balsamic vinegar (can use regular too)
1 teaspoon coconut oil, melted
Salt

Directions:

1. Cook quinoa according to package directions.
2. Peel and dice sweet potato into 3/4" cubes. Add to salted boiling water and cook about 10 minutes or until tender. Drain well.
3. Heat a small nonstick pan over medium heat. Add pumpkin seeds and cook until golden on both sides (be careful not to burn them!).
4. Add all ingredients into a large bowl and mix well. Add salt to taste. Eat warm or cold!