We’re getting into fall, so it’s time to start throwing together some fall inspired recipes! One of my favorite fall ingredients sweet potato. This sweet potato salad puts together some incredibly nutritious and delicious ingredients to create a recipe that you’ll love.
It’s hearty, filling, and full of flavor! This recipe would be perfect for Thanksgiving dinner or any fall gathering where you are looking for something new to try. You can also use this recipe as an appetizer or even a light lunch.
If you’d like more details, there’s lots of information on the nutrients packed into this salad and more about how to prepare it below the recipe. Hope you enjoy!
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Pomegranate Sweet Potato Quinoa Spinach Salad
- 2 Sweet potatoes diced into cubes
- ½ cup Walnuts crushed
- ½ cup Pomegranate seeds Add more as you wish!
- 1 cup Quinoa rinse before cooking
- 2 cups vegetable broth or use water
- 6 tbsp. Fresh parsley minced
- 5-10 handfulls of baby spinach
- 2 spring onions
- Use dried cranberries or fresh strawberries if pomegranate is not in season
- 1 tsp lemon zest
- 2 tsp lemon juice freshly squeezed
- 3 tsp extra virgin olive oil
- 2 tsp honey optional
- Prepare a baking sheet with parchment paper or a silicone mat and preheat the oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit. Slice the sweet potatoes into small cubes and set them aside. Add a dash of salt and pepper, and bake for 25-30 minutes, or until your preferred texture is achieved.
- In a small saucepan, combine vegetable broth/water with the rinsed quinoa while the sweet potatoes cook. After the quinoa starts boiling, simmer it for a few minutes.
- Peel the pomegranate and remove its seeds.
- Prepare the dressing and let it sit for a few minutes – check the balance of flavors – if not satisfied, tweak it to meet your liking.
- Toss the quinoa, baby spinach, pomegranate, and sweet potatoes with the dressing once they are ready.
- Add finely chopped spring onions and chopped parsley.
This salad uses a very simple dressing you can easily make at home. For other dressing ideas, check out this guide for making salad dressings.
Preparing the sweet potato salad
This recipe is delicious and comes with a variety of vegetables that will help you stay full for hours! Fall’s favorite sweet potato salad includes sweet potato, quinoa, baby spinach, pomegranate, apples (optional), and a flavorful yet healthy dressing. Before learning how to prepare this healthy salad, let’s look at the benefits of ingredients first.
What you need to prepare Pomegranate Sweet Potato Quinoa Spinach Salad
I use ingredients that are all-natural, organic, and non-GMO, you won’t have any guilt about serving this healthy dish at your next get-together!
What nutrients are you getting from this salad?
Sweet potatoes are full of vitamin A and potassium, and other essential nutrients like fiber and iron. The high amount of beta-carotene in sweet potatoes means they have more antioxidants than most other vegetables. These help our cells fight off free radicals, which cause cell damage that leads to aging and cancer.
Sweet potatoes provide us with vitamin B6, which is important because it helps the body metabolize protein; without enough B6, you may suffer from insomnia or depression.]
Quinoa is a grain-like seed that is used in many dishes or all by itself. If you’re looking for an alternative to rice or pasta, then quinoa may be the perfect food for you! It has been known to be one of the most nutritious foods on earth. It is also gluten-free, making it even more attractive for those on dietary restrictions.
Pomegranate contains a wide variety of vitamins and minerals and antioxidants that help fight free radicals in your body.
This leafy green vegetable is packed with vitamins and minerals essential for the growth of bones, teeth, hair, and nails. But don’t stop there – Baby spinach will even aid digestion because it has soluble fiber, which helps food move through your body more smoothly.
These tiny nuts pack a powerful nutritional punch that can help you live longer and healthier lives. Walnuts are rich in omega-3 fatty acids, which have been shown to reduce the risk of heart disease by lowering blood pressure and cholesterol levels. They also contain antioxidants, which may protect against cancer and age-related mental decline.
Why Pomegranate Sweet Potato Quinoa Spinach Salad
It’s great because the ingredients are inexpensive, so you don’t have to break the bank to buy them. With just a few ingredients and a little bit of prep work on your part, you can create a fantastic dish that will be sure to wow your guests at your next holiday gathering or potluck party!
Your friends won’t be able to stop craving this sweet potato salad after they taste it at your next party. They might even ask for the recipe! Not only does it taste great, but it’s also easy to make. You can whip up this recipe in just 10 minutes or less.
Pomegranate Sweet Potato Quinoa Spinach Salad Recipe
Do you love sweet potatoes? I do too! That’s why we created this healthy and delicious sweet potato salad that will make your taste buds sing. It has a perfect balance of sweetness and savory flavors with just enough crunch from nuts.
It’s a great way to get all of your favorite flavors into one dish! You can serve this up with some grilled chicken/instant pot chicken or even as a side dish at Thanksgiving! You won’t be able to stop eating it once you try it.
It’s packed with nutrients and vitamins that will keep you feeling full all day long. This sweet potato salad is the perfect addition to any meal. You can top this healthy salad with any other fall ingredients like nuts or pumpkin seeds. Delicious!
It’s vegan-friendly and gluten-free too! There are no preservatives or additives in this recipe, so you know exactly what goes into every bite. This recipe is easy to follow and only takes 30 minutes from start to finish, so there’s no excuse not to give it a go today! And don’t forget about those leftovers for tomorrow because this salad is just as tasty cold as it is hot!
Everyone loves this easy-to-make side dish – even those picky eaters who say they don’t like vegetables! They’ll never know how healthy it is until they take their first bite. And once they do…they’ll be asking for more after that!