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Sweet Potato & Mushroom Quinoa Salad with an Avocado-Lime Dressing

Sweet Potato & Mushroom Quinoa Salad with an Avocado-Lime Dressing

Quinoa has been once of my favorites since I started my vegan journey. I mostly use it for salads or just as a side dish at times.

For this  quinoa salad I basically just threw all my favorite foods in there. I am a huge sweet potato, mushroom and ripe, seasonal tomatoes fan, so I guess you can imagine how I feel about this wooonderful salad, right?

Avocado-Lime Dressing = Winner

This dressing is something I am honesly proud of. I find it quite hard to come up with a decent dressing and usually just use oil and vinegar for my salads. This avocado-lime dressing is so creamy, fruity and yummy that I could dip my veggies in there all day long. So good!



Sweet Potato & Mushroom Quinoa Salad with an Avocado-Lime Dressing

9. October 2016
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  • 100g quinoa

  • 200ml water

  • 2 medium sweet potatoes

  • 1 clove garlic

  • 1 medium onion

  • 125g mushrooms

  • hand full parsley

  • hand full chives

  • 2 ripe, medium tomatoes

  • 4 Tbs olive oil

  • Avocado-Lime Dressing

  • 1 avocado

  • 3 Tbs olive oil

  • 3 Tbs water

  • 1 Tbs white wine vinegar

  • juice of one lime

  • salt and pepper to taste
  • Step 1 In a small sauce pan add quinoa with water and bring to a boil. Once it is cooking, reduce heat, put lid on and put on simmer for 15-17 minutes. Let cool tunil everything else is ready
  • Step 2 Meanwhile preheat oven to 200 C, peel sweet potatoes, cut into little quarters and cover with 2 Tbs olive oil. Line baking tray with parchment paper and add sweet potatoes to it. Bake for 25-30 minutes until golden brown and soft
  • Step 3 Peel an chop onion and garlic, wash mushrooms and heat up 2 Tbs olive oil in a frying pan and fry onion and garlic until translucent. Now add the mushrooms and fry all until mushrooms are golden brown. That takes about 10-15 minutes
  • Step 4 Chop herbs, wash and dice tomatoes and add all to a big bowl
  • Step 5 Add all ingedients for the avocado-lime dressing to a blender and blend until smooth. Add one more spoon water if needed. Afterwards season with salt and pepper
  • Step 6 When mushrooms, quinoa and sweet potatoes are ready, add all of them plus the tomatoes and herbs to the big bowl and mix well
  • Step 7 Serve with avocado-lime dressing and enjoy

6 thoughts on “Sweet Potato & Mushroom Quinoa Salad with an Avocado-Lime Dressing”

  • My dear Sassi! What a feast for my eyes and heart to finally see your work summoned up here in such a delightful style. Congratulations! All photos are stunning and mouthwatering. I love the recipes you share and can’t wait to try some of them, like this salad & dressing.
    Wishing you all the success and happiness,
    Your friend Rosa (@ros13)

    • Dear sweet Rosa, I am so happy you like the blog. I am actually thrilled and did a happy dance when I read your heartwarming words. love you for ever and I feel very blessed to have such good friends as you in my life. Lots of love your way. Your friend Sassi

  • Liebe Sassi, herzlichen Glückwunsch zum Blog! Er ist wirklich sehr sehr schön geworden und ich freue mich für Dich! Es ist schön, dass Du damit eine neue Plattform hast, auf der Du mit uns allen Deine Gedanken und Rezepte teilst! Deine Stefanie

    • Liebe Stefanie, vielen Dank. Du weißt ja, was mir das bedeutet und mit so einem tollen Kompliment von dir, ist die Freude in meinem Herzen sehr groß. Fühl dich lieb umarmt und bis hoffentlich ganz bald. Sassi

  • Hi Sassi,

    Thank you for the recipe – made it today for lunch. I changed a few things because I didn’t have parsley or chives. I blended the cilantro with the avocado and lime to make the dressing. This took awhile for me to make because I’m slow at chopping. It was worth it though because my family liked it.

    • Hey Elvira, thank you for giving it a try. I love to inspire and it is wonderful you changed it up the way it tastes better for you. Sending you and your family lots of love

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