8 Minute Meals: sweet potato and carrot quinoa bowl

(WTNH) — Health coach and blogger of Sweet, Simple Delicious April Godfrey makes a sweet potato and carrot quinoa bowl topped with a cilantro lime dressing.

 Hearty Sweet Potato and Carrot Quinoa Bowl:

3 Cups pre-cooked Quinoa

1 Sweet potato grated

1-2 Carrots grated

1 Can of black beans well rinsed

1 Tbsp toasted sesame seeds

1-2 Tsp olive oil

  • In a pan over medium heat add the olive oil followed by the shredded sweet potato and shredded carrot.
  • Sauté for 3-6 minutes until the veggies are tender. They do not have to be mushy, you just want to take the “raw” out of them…
  • Place the pre-cooked Quinoa into a serving dish.
  • Add the sautéed sweet potato and carrot mix to the quinoa, add the black beans and mix.
  • Set to the side

 Tangy Lime and Cilantro Dressing:

1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil

Juice if 2 limes

2 cloves of garlic pressed

1 1/2 Tsp cumin

1/2 Tsp turmeric

1/2-1 Tsp sea salt (to taste)

1 Tbsp pure maple syrup

1 Tbsp finely chopped onion

A large handful of fresh cilantro chopped

  • Add all ingredients together and whisk very, very well! Or place in a jar and shake, shake, shake!

Putting it all together:

Pour the dressing over your quinoa salad, toss until all well mixed and all is coated,

Top with the toasted sesame seeds and even a little extra cilantro.

This dish can be served hot or cold, topped with hummus or guacamole.

For more quick and healthy dish ideas, visit April’s blog at http://www.sweetsimpledelicious.com

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