Vegan Quinoa Salad Recipe

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July 7, 2016

If there is one thing I’ve learned over the past several weeks, it is: eating well requires a lot of planning. Generally, I eat close to the same thing every day for breakfast and for lunch (I know, kind of boring) — so dinner is when I try to mix it up and create something new. At the end of the day, it is really easy to over-eat, so having a healthy, nutrient-dense, filling dinner is key!

Today, I’m excited to share a vegan quinoa salad recipe. This recipe is super customizable and can be as sweet or salty as you’d like.

Vegan Quinoa Salad Recipe

Kelly Zugay | Life and Style Blog | Quinoa Sweet Potato Kale Recipe

Kelly Zugay | Life and Style Blog | Quinoa Sweet Potato Kale Recipe

Kelly Zugay | Life and Style Blog | Quinoa Sweet Potato Kale Recipe

Kelly Zugay | Life and Style Blog | Quinoa Sweet Potato Kale Recipe

You’ll Need:
  • 2 Cups of Cooked Quinoa
  • 1 Tablespoon of Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 2 Sweet Potatoes, Diced
  • A Handful of Kale, Chopped
  • A Dash of Sea Salt
  • A Dash Pepper
  • 1/2 Red Onion, Diced
Steps:
  1. Cook 2 cups of quinoa, and set aside.
  2. Dice 2 sweet potatoes, and cook until softened in a non-stick frying pan with 1 tablespoon of extra virgin olive oil.
  3. Add a handful of chopped kale, and cook until wilted.
  4. Sprinkle sea salt and pepper over the sweet potatoes and kale. (Feel free to add any additional seasonings you’d like, such as paprika or Mrs. Dash!)
  5. Pour the sweet potato and kale mixture into the cooked quinoa.
  6. Chop the red onion, and add to the sweet potato, kale, quinoa mixture.
  7. Serve!

Something I love about this recipe is: You can add anything you’d like to this dish — like a dressing or topping, or pomegranate seeds. It’s really customizable, so feel free to add anything you’d like! Enjoy!