Quinoa Recipes

Roasted Sweet Potato Salad

This Roasted Sweet Potato Salad Recipe is a healthy side dish that is so easy to make. Throw in some quinoa, kale or black beans to make this a complete meal. This healthy sweet potato salad is vegan and naturally gluten free.

Skye gets up at 6:30 am seven days a week.

For many of you, I know that sounds like a terrible thing.

Surprisingly, I love it.

First of all, I get up so early.  Very rarely is she waking me up when she gets up, because I am typically awake by 4:00 am.

By the time 6:30 rolls around, I’ve usually had some crazy veggie filled breakfast (like today’s Roasted Sweet Potato Salad Recipe), and am ready for snuggles and play time.

Also, I am grateful for how her sleep has progressed.

Although she was sleeping the night for a long while, sometime last fall she started getting up again. At first it was once, then it turned into a two or three times a night thing. Then she somehow ended up going to sleep in her bed but getting up around 1:30 am and pretty much keeping us up for the rest of the night. It wasn’t that she wasn’t sleeping after this, but that she was a restless sleeper and made it impossible to get any quality of sleep with her.

Finally,  1:30 am became 6:30 am and she was getting up for the day.  So for now, it seems like our sleep troubles are over.

Happy days.

(It is funny to think that she may, in fact, be just like her mom – an “early to bed early to rise” person.)

 

Photo of Roasted Sweet Potato Salad on a white plate

 

I love knowing that my natural rhythm makes it easy for me to take care of her right now, while hubby, who stays up much later than I do, can sleep in a bit on the weekends.

Also, the time with her when most often the rest of the house is asleep, is priceless.  Now that she is 4 1/2, she is quite the conversationalist, and it is so fun finally finding out what is going on in that little brain.

Close up photo of Roasted Sweet Potato Salad
It seems like our biggest struggle in the morning is convincing her that we should wait until it is light to go outside. Some days we end up on the back porch where the only thing keeping it from being pitch black is the floodlight.

Because just like her Mom, she would prefer to be outside than inside.

Unfortunately, she hasn’t yet developed my love for vegetables, but there is still time.

We made a bit of progress with this Roasted Sweet Potato Salad.  This healthy sweet potato salad recipe is one that I’ve made countless times and it never gets old.  It holds up well in the fridge, so it is perfect for meal prep.  I try to make a salad that holds up well like this one ever weekend.  Because much as I love cooking, I am always tempted to reach for something unhealthy if I’m not prepared.

Are you a night owl or early bird? Did this transfer over to your kids?

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Roasted Sweet Potato Salad

This Roasted Sweet Potato Salad Recipe is a healthy side dish that is so easy to make. Throw in some quinoa, kale or black beans to make this a complete meal. This healthy sweet potato salad is vegan and naturally gluten free.

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Place cubed sweet potatoes in a bowl and toss with olive oil, salt and pepper. Roast for 28 to 35 minutes, until tender. Transfer to a bowl.

  2. Meanwhile, whisk together dressing ingredients in a small bowl or process in a blender

  3. Toss sweet potatoes with scallions, red pepper and dressing. Top with pine nuts and serve warm or at room temperature.

Nutrition Facts

Roasted Sweet Potato Salad

Amount Per Serving

Calories 292 Calories from Fat 180

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 20g 31%

Saturated Fat 2g 10%

Sodium 472mg 20%

Potassium 417mg 12%

Total Carbohydrates 25g 8%

Dietary Fiber 3g 12%

Sugars 8g

Protein 2g 4%

Vitamin A 261.9%

Vitamin C 36.3%

Calcium 4.2%

Iron 7.1%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

 Other Sweet Potato Recipes to Try:

  • Roasted Sweet Potato Salad with Honey Lemon Dressing from Recipe Tin Eats
  • Creamy Dijon Sweet Potato Salad from Food52

 

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