Sweet Potato Quinoa Chick Pea Salad – Easy Quinoa Salad Recipe

Sweet Potato Quinoa Chickpea Salad

This Sweet Potato Quinoa Chickpea Salad is a definitely a super salad. It's incredibly nutritious, but just as importantly, it's also super tasty. Creamy roasted sweet potato chunks with nutty quinoa and the crunch of peppers and seeds make a delicious combination. Because, if it isn't delicious, it doesn't matter how healthy it is. Nobody's gonna eat it

Sweet Potato Quinoa Chickpea Salad
Sweet Potato Quinoa Chickpea Salad

This salad bowl is protein packed, too. Quinoa supplies a complete source of protein, besides being a great source of folate and iron. All that protein makes this sumptuous salad hearty and filling, fit to stand alone as a meal in itself.

With so many ingredients in one salad, there's a little bit of prep work. But this is a big salad and it's worth it.

All of the other ingredients here; sweet potato, carrots, red peppers, spinach and seeds, are also nutritional superstars. This is a bowl full of vitamins, minerals, protein and fibre, along with all kinds of antioxidants.

With so much healthy in one bowl, it's a good thing it's so satisfying and tasty, too. And here's another bonus; this sweet potato quinoa chickpea salad keeps very well in the fridge, making an excellent make ahead option for healthy grab and go lunches. A bowl of this delicious and nourishing salad is perfect for refueling after a workout.

You can add some feta cheese before serving, but without it, this salad is vegan and gluten free.

If you in search of hearty grain salad recipes, try Mediterranean Buckwheat Salad,  Farro Salad with Winter Squash or Wild Rice Roasted Beet Salad

Sweet Potato Quinoa Chickpea Salad
Sweet Potato Quinoa Chickpea Salad

Sweet Potato. Quinoa & Chick Pea Salad

Prep Time: 30 minutes

Cook Time: 25 minutes

Total Time: 55 minutes

Yield: 4 cups

Serving Size: 1cup

Calories per serving: 306

Fat per serving: 7.6g

Sweet Potato. Quinoa & Chick Pea Salad


  • 1 medium sweet potato
  • 1 14 ounce can chickpeas, drained
  • 1/4 cup sunflower seeds
  • 1/4 cup pumpkin seeds
  • 1/2 cup quinoa + 3/4 cup water
  • 1 large carrot, peeled and grated
  • 1 red bell pepper, cored, seeded and diced
  • 1 cup spinach leaves, torn into bite sized pieces
  • 1/2 cup parsley, chopped
  • Dressing
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tsp honey
  • 1 tbsp balsamic vinegar
  • juice and zest of 1/2 lemon
  • 1/2 tsp each salt & pepper


  1. Preheat oven to 400° Poke sweet potato all over with a fork, and bake on rack in centre of oven about 25 minutes or until you can pierce with a knife. Allow to cool.
  2. Remove skin from sweet potato and cut into 1/2 inch cubes
  3. Add quinoa and water to a pot, bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low and cook 15 minutes until water is absorbed. Remove from heat and allow to cool.
  4. Toss all salad ingredients together in a large bow.
  5. In a small bowl, whisk together dressing ingredients. Add dressing to salad and toss everything together.

Sweet Potato Quinoa Chickpea Salad
Sweet Potato Quinoa Chickpea Salad

Recipe adapted from Whitewater Cooks, by Shelley Adams

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11 thoughts on “Sweet Potato Quinoa Chick Pea Salad – Easy Quinoa Salad Recipe

  1. It’s still got to taste good even if it’s nutritious! Sometimes healthy food can be hard to photograph too but these pics looks awesome and this salad sounds scrumptious. I don’t mind a bit of prep if it means I can eat yummy leftover for a couple of days after. Thanks for sharing! 😊

  2. What a beautiful salad! I love when salads are the star of the show and the focus of a meal, rather than just a handful of greens tossed on the side.

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