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Roast sweet potato, cranberry and feta quinoa salad


Roast Sweet Potato, Cranberry and Feta Quinoa Salad

Roast Sweet Potato, Cranberry and Feta Quinoa Salad

This is the perfect salad to prepare the day before Christmas. It doesn’t need heating up and is great served cold alongside other traditional Christmas dishes.

Serves: 4

Ingredients

Method

  • 1 sweet potato, cut into small cubes
  • 3 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 cup quinoa
  • ¼ cup fresh mint, chopped
  • ¼ cup fresh flat-leaf parsley, chopped
  • 1 tbsp fresh oregano, chopped
  • ¼ cup flaked almonds
  • ¼ cup dried cranberries, chopped
  • 100g feta, cut into cubes
  • Zest & juice 1 lemon
  • ½ tsp sea salt
  1. Preheat oven to 180°C. Line baking tray with baking paper and scatter over sweet potato cubes. Drizzle with 1 tbsp olive oil and pinch of salt and roast for 30 mins.
  2. While sweet potatoes are roasting prepare quinoa. Rinse quinoa well under running water, then place in saucepan with 1½ cups of water. Bring to boil, then cover and reduce to low simmer. Cook for 10 mins until water has absorbed. Remove from heat and set aside.
  3. When sweet potato is roasted, remove from oven and place in large mixing bowl. Add cooked quinoa along with fresh mint, parsley, oregano, flaked almonds, cranberries, feta, 2 tbsp olive oil, lemon juice and zest and remaining salt. Using two forks, gently toss all ingredients together until well combined.



 

Danielle Minnebo

Danielle is a university-qualified nutritionist, a passionate home cook and founder of Food to Nourish. Danielle’s love affair with cooking started at a very young age in the kitchen where she was taught to cook by her mother. Danielle is passionate about helping people form a better understanding of nutrition and a healthier relationship with the food they eat. In fact, she’s on a mission to help spread the real food message to as many people as possible. Throughout her work as a nutritionist, Danielle’s basic principles have always come back to how we cook and prepare our food. She believes it really is as simple as combining wholefood ingredients in the right way to create tasty dishes that are nutrient-dense and full of flavour.