Roasted sweet potatoes and quinoa skillet
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Roasted Sweet Potato Quinoa Skillet with Kale & Spinach

One of my favorite Fall dishes is this Roasted Sweet Potato Quinoa Skillet.  A delicious and healthy warm quinoa salad with sauteed kale and spinach, roasted sweet potatoes, perfectly seasoned quinoa, and dried cranberries. It’s vegan, gluten-free, and perfect for workweek meal prep, side dish, or a stand-alone weeknight meal! 

 


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I made the mistake of posting my Roasted Sweet Potato Quinoa Skillet to my Instagram before posting the actual recipe to my blog. I’ve never received so many requests for a recipe before!  What made these requests so special is that this happens to be one of my family’s favorite dishes. This warm quinoa salad is my sneaky way of getting Emory to eat her veggies. To make this dish, you will need four simple ingredients: fresh kale and spinach, quinoa, and sweet potatoes.

We usually make a large helping of this salad because it’s perfect for workweek meal prep, a hearty side dish, and it’s also a delicious stand-alone vegan/vegetarian weeknight meal.  With the holidays approaching, I highly suggest you bookmark this recipe. It’s the perfect addition to any allergy-friendly Thanksgiving or Christmas celebration meal.  When celebrating the holidays with friends, I’ve noticed that most menu items contain allergens. So I typically bring a dish like this to ensure that we have something delicious and safe to enjoy.  I hope you enjoy my Roasted Sweet Potato Quinoa Skillet recipe!

ROASTED SWEET POTATO QUINOA SKILLET

Ingredients

  • Fresh Kale
  • Fresh Spinach
  • Quinoa
  • Sweet Potatoes
  • Fresh Garlic
  • Lemon
  • Dried Cranberries
  • Olive Oil
  • Chili powder
  • Garlic powder
  • Onion Powder
  • Paprika
  • Salt & Pepper

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 375°
  2. Prep your potatoes.  Thoroughly wash, peel, and chop sweet potatoes approx.  1/2 inch thick and spread onto a foil-lined baking sheet.
  3. In a small bowl, mix together spices. Pour olive oil over potatoes and mix with hands until evenly coated. Sprinkle spices mixture over potatoes and evenly coat.
  4. Bake for 25 minutes. Shaking the baking sheet at the 15-minute mark to prevent potatoes from sticking to foil.
  5. Prep quinoa.  Rinse and drain 2 cups of quinoa. In a medium-sized pot, add rinsed quinoa and 4 cups of chicken broth (or water). Bring to a boil. Cover the pot and reduce heat to medium-low heat, so the liquid simmers for 15 minutes. Turn off heat, stir, and allow to sit for 5 more minutes—fluff with a fork.
  6. Prep your greens. Remove stems, thoroughly wash, and destem kale and spinach. Set aside in a colander.
  7. In a large, heavy skillet over medium heat, add 2 tablespoons of olive oil and fresh, chopped garlic. Cook for 3 minutes until fragrant.
  8. Add greens in batches. Alternating between spinach and kale. As greens begin to wilt, add fresh lemon juice and salt.
  9. Once greens are fully sauteed (about 3 cups), add quinoa and roasted sweet potatoes. Mix well.
  10. Add dried cranberries and serve.

I love to add freshly sliced avocado and a couple of squirts of sriracha to mine! You can also add your favorite protein for a non-vegan/vegetarian option.

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Roasted sweet potatoes and quinoa skillet

Roasted Sweet Potato and Quinoa skillet with Kale and Spinach

One of my favorite Fall dishes is this Roasted Sweet Potato Quinoa Skillet.  A delicious and healthy warm quinoa salad with sauteed kale and spinach, roasted sweet potatoes, perfectly seasoned quinoa, and dried cranberries. It’s vegan, gluten-free, and perfect for workweek meal prep, side dish, or a stand-alone weeknight meal! 
4.8 from 5 votes
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 9 mins
Course dinner
Servings 8 Servings

Ingredients
  

  • 2 cups Quinoa Rinsed
  • 2 Bunches of Fresh Kale washed and stems removed
  • 2 Bunches of Fresh Spinach washed and stems removed
  • 2 Medium-Sized Sweet Potatoes Peeled and chopped into 1/2 inch thick pieces
  • 3 tbsp Olive Oil
  • 4 cups Chicken Broth or Water
  • 1 Lemon
  • 1 Garlic Clove minced
  • 2 tsp salt seperated
  • 2 tsp pepper
  • 1 tsp Chili Powder
  • 1 tsp Paprika
  • 1 tsp Garlic Powder
  • 1 tsp Onion Powder

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 375°

PREPARING YOUR SWEET POTATOES

  • Thoroughly wash, peel, and chop sweet potatoes approx.  1/2 inch thick and spread onto a foil-lined baking sheet.
  • In a small bowl mix together olive oil and spices. Pour mixture over potatoes until evenly coated.
  • Bake for 25 minutes. Shaking the baking sheet at the 15-minute mark to prevent potatoes from sticking to foil. Potatoes should be soft and slightly brown around the edges. Set Aside until greens are complete.

PREPARING YOUR QUINOA

  • Rinse and drain 2 cups of Quinoa.
  • In a medium-sized pot add rinsed quinoa and 4 cups of chicken broth (or water). Bring to a boil. Cover the pot and reduce heat to medium-low heat, so the liquid simmers for 15 minutes. Turn off heat, stir, and allow to sit for 5 more minutes. Fluff with a fork.
    Set aside until greens are complete.

PREPARING YOUR GREENS

  • Remove stems, thoroughly wash, and destem kale and spinach. Set aside in a colander.
  • In a large, heavy skillet over medium heat add 2 tablespoons of olive oil and fresh, chopped garlic. Cook for 3 minutes until fragrant.
  • Add greens in batches. Alternating between spinach and kale. As greens begin to wilt add juice of 1 lemon and 1 tbs salt. Continue to stir, allowing greens to wilt and absorb the lemon juice.
  • Once greens are fully sauteed (about 3 cups) add cooked quinoa and roasted sweet potatoes. Mix well until all items are heated through.
  • Top with dried cranberries.

Notes

Other topping options
  • Sliced Avocado
  • Walnuts
  • Chopped Dates
  • Almonds
  • Sriracha Sauce
Keyword Gluten-free meals, Roasted quinoa skillet with spinach and kale, Vegan friendly meal, vegetarian friendly, warm quinoa salad, weeknight dinner, workweek meal prep

 

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Roasted sweet potatoe and quinoa skillet

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Roasted sweet potatoe and quinoa skillet

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