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Quinoa, Broccoli & Sweet Potato Salad

Quinoa Broccoli & Sweet Potato Salad

Quinoa Broccoli & Sweet Potato Salad

Adding the superfoods to your salad makes a huge difference to your nutritional intake. Foods like walnuts and cashews are packed with goodness and add great texture either as whole nuts or as a blended creamy dressing.

Serves: 4




  • 2 sweet potatoes, skin on, cut into 2cm pieces
  • ½ tsp chilli flakes
  • ½ tsp ground coriander
  • ½ tsp ground cumin
  • Salt & pepper, to taste
  • 1 cup cooked quinoa
  • 1 head broccoli, broken into small florets & steamed then cooled under cold water
  • 4 tbsp walnuts
  • 1 tbsp balsamic vinegar
  • Juice 2 limes
  • 4 cups baby rocket
  • 1 bunch fresh coriander, roughly chopped
  • 1 fresh red chilli, sliced thinly on diagonal
  • Cashew Sour Cream (makes 3 cups):
  • 2 cups raw cashews
  • ¾ cup lemon juice
  • 2 cups water
  • Cashew Mint Cream:
  • 1 cup cashew sour cream (see recipe above)
  • ½ bunch fresh mint leaves
  1. Preheat oven to 200°C.
  2. Place sweet potato pieces in bowl with chilli flakes, ground coriander and cumin, a little salt and pepper, and toss well.
  3. Spread onto roasting pan lined with greaseproof paper and place in hot oven for 30 mins, or until golden and crisp.
  4. Meanwhile, to make the cashew sour cream, add all ingredients to high-speed blender and purée until smooth, of same consistency as dairy sour cream. Store in airtight container in fridge until required — use within 7 days. Can be frozen if required.
  5. Then, to make cashew mint cream place mint and cashew sour cream in blender and blend until green.
  6. Once sweet potato is cooked, place it and all salad ingredients (except cashew mint cream) into large bowl and mix well. Spread out on serving platter.
  7. Drizzle salad with cashew mint cream and serve.


Adam Guthrie

Adam is a vegan whose passion for food began with a life-threatening illness and continues today in a lifestyle built around healthy cooking and eating. Adam is a qualified chef and wellness coach who specialises in a wholefood, plant-based diet. Adam shares how to prepare delicious, healthy food for health, energy and vitality. He conducts online healthy eating and wellness programs and gives keynote talks, live cooking demonstrations and cooking classes on the subject of healthy eating and living well.