Supersalad with Sprouted Quinoa, Beans, and Roasted Veggies
1large or 2 small sweet potatoespeeled and cut into 1-inch pieces
1Tbsp olive oil
2tspchili powder or cumin
1cupuncooked sprouted quinoa or sprouted grain mixture
1 – 19ozcan black beanschickpeas, or white beans, drained and rinsed
4cupssalad greens such as arugula
1English cucumber or 5 baby cucumberspeeled if desired, diced or sliced
2Tbsp raw apple cider vinegar
1Tbsp maple syrup
1/4tspdried garlic powder
Preheat oven to 400 F. Add sweet potato to large rimmed baking sheet and toss with olive oil, chili powder or cumin, and salt. Spread in an even layer and roast for 20 to 30 minutes, until tender and beginning to brown. Add to large mixing bowl.
For dressing, whisk all dressing ingredients until fully combined.
To cook sprouted quinoa, bring quinoa and water to a boil, reduce to a simmer, cover, and cook for 15 minutes. Turn off heat and let stand for 5 minutes. If using sprouted grain mixture, cook according to package directions. Fluff with fork and transfer to same bowl as sweet potatoes. Mix in beans or chickpeas and half of dressing.
If serving immediately, add greens and cucumbers, tossing to combine, adding remaining dressing or to taste. If making ahead for lunch, keep quinoa mixture separate from greens and cucumber, and combine right before serving.
Per serving: 555 calories; 12 g protein; 35 g total fat (5 g sat. fat); 54 g total carbohydrates (7 g sugars, 10 g fiber); 450 mg sodium