Sweet Potato Quinoa Chickpea 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, right?

Sweet Potato Quinoa Chickpea Salad
Sweet Potato Quinoa Chickpea Salad

Why You're Going to Love This

This salad bowl is protein packed. 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.

Want More Healthy Grain Salads?

If you're in search of more 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

 

Recipe adapted from Whitewater Cooks, by Shelley Adams

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 How to Make Sweet Potato Quinoa Chickpea Salad

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Sweet Potato Quinoa Chickpea Salad

This Sweet Potato Quinoa Chickpea Salad is a delicious, super food packed salad that will fuel your day, fill you up, and thrill your taste buds, too.

Course: Salad
Cuisine: American
Servings: 4
Calories: 301 kcal
Author: Colleen
Ingredients
  • 1 medium sweet potato
  • 1/2 cup quinoa + 3/4 cup water
  • 1 14 ounce can chickpeas drained
  • 1/4 cup sunflower seeds
  • 1/4 cup pumpkin seeds
  • 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
For the 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
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 400° Poke sweet potato all over with a fork, and bake on rack in centre of oven about 20 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. While sweet potato is in the oven, cook quinoa. 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 cooled sweet potato cubes, quinoa, chickpeas, seeds, carrot, bell pepper, spinach and parsley together in a large bowl.

  5. In a small bowl, whisk together dressing ingredients. Add dressing to salad and toss everything together.
  6. Serve immediately or refrigerate for up to three days

Nutrition Facts
Sweet Potato Quinoa Chickpea Salad
Amount Per Serving
Calories 301 Calories from Fat 81
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 9g 14%
Saturated Fat 1g 5%
Sodium 338mg 14%
Potassium 663mg 19%
Total Carbohydrates 43g 14%
Dietary Fiber 9g 36%
Sugars 5g
Protein 12g 24%
Vitamin A 188.8%
Vitamin C 63.3%
Calcium 8.9%
Iron 22.8%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

11 thoughts on “Sweet Potato Quinoa Chickpea Salad – Easy Quinoa Salad Recipe

  1. Great salad! Those are all delicious flavours, and I especially love mixing sweet potatoes and chickpeas. This would be great for lunches too. Well done!

  2. 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! 😊

  3. 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.

  4. I have been looking to clean out my cupboards and I actually have all of these ingredients. I know what dinner will be tonight!

  5. I LOVE chickpeas, I love sweet potatoes — but you know what? I’ve never combined them in a salad. This looks like the perfect late summer salad Colleen! And I love the festive feeling in your photos. Gorgeous work!

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