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Chopped Salad with Quinoa, Sweet Potatoes, and Apples

Yield
Servings
Prep time
1 hr
Courses
Entrée | Side dishes | Salads
Special Diets
Vegan | Vegetarian
Food Allergies
Dairy-free | Gluten-free | Wheat-free | Celiac | Corn-free | Egg-free
Source

Adapted from www.foodandwine.com

Description

This is a substantial and filling autumnal salad that can easily be served as a main dish.

Ingredients

2⁄3 cquinoa
1 lbsweet potatoes (diced)
6 1⁄2 Tolive oil (divided)
  salt
  pepper
1⁄4 capple cider vinegar
1 1⁄2 tDijon mustard
2 apples (large, diced)
8 cbaby greens
1⁄4 cflat-leaf parsley (fresh, finely chopped)
1⁄4 red onion

Instructions

Preheat oven to 400˚F.

Rinse the quinoa with cold water in a fine-mesh sieve. Transfer to a medium pot and cover with 1 1/3 cup water. Bring to a boil, then turn heat down to a simmer, cover, and cook until liquid has absorbed, about 15-18 minutes. Fluff the quinoa with a fork, transfer to a large bowl, and set aside.

Spread the sweet potatoes out on a rimmed baking sheet and drizzle with a tablespoon of the olive oil. Sprinkle with salt and pepper, and toss gently to coat. Bake in the upper third of oven until golden and tender, 25-30 minutes. Allow to cool at room temperature. 

In a small mixing bowl, whisk together the remaining 5 1/2 tbsp of olive oil, apple cider vinegar, mustard, and salt and pepper/ 

Add the roasted sweet potatoes to the bowl of quinoa. Add the diced apples, baby greens, chopped parsly. and sliced red onion. Drizzle with the dressing, and toss well to coat. Serve immediately.