This flavorful avocado, quinoa, kale, and sweet potato salad is filled with antioxidants and is beyond tasty!
This scrumptious salad can be thrown together in no time at all! It’s delicious, super satisfying, and packed with nutrition. It is also perfect if you have any left over roasted veggies, you can clean out the fridge and add those as well. This salad includes some of my most favorite ingredients, avocados, pomegranates, and walnuts! This salad is packed with superfoods to help you feel your best!
All of the ingredients for this salad are whole food and vegan! This recipe is super simple and it won’t disappoint! This flavor combination is sure to jazz up your taste buds!
Avocado, Quinoa, Kale, and Sweet Potato Salad
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
1 large sweet potato – peeled and diced- about 1/2 inch cubes
1/2 cup quinoa – rinsed
1 large bunch of kale approx. 14-16 leaves – stem removed and chopped
1 ripe avocado – diced
1/2 cup of pomegranate seeds
1/4 cup walnuts – chopped or seeds/nuts of choice
1 tbsp olive oil – for roasting sweet potatoes
Salt to taste
1 tbsp olive oil
1 tbsp lemon juice
1 teas of maple syrup – omit if avoiding sugar
Salt and pepper to taste
Preheat oven to 425F/218C. Place diced sweet potato on baking dish with parchment paper or aluminum foil and coat in olive oil. Roast for about 20 minutes, you may need more time if your cubes are larger.
Rinse and add quinoa to pan a with a lid and add 1 cup of water. Bring to a boil and then cover and simmer on low for approx. 15 minutes until water has absorbed. Fluff with fork and add salt to taste.
While quinoa and sweet potatoes cook, dice avocado and nuts, chop kale, and prepare pomegranate seeds. Finally whisk dressing ingredients and pour over kale, toss to mix well, if you plan to eat later, add the dressing just before serving to prevent the leaves from getting soggy.
Finally let sweet potatoes cool for a few minutes before adding all ingredients together!
Walah! Your avocado, quinoa, kale, and sweet potato salad is complete! This makes 3 servings. Time to enjoy!
You could also include chickpeas or a legume of your choosing to give this salad even more oomph! I love the variety of flavors in this salad and find I am also super satisfied after I eat it! I hope you love this healthy salad as much as I do! This is also a perfect meal after a cycling or strength workout, providing you with much needed high quality energy!