I doubt I'll be posting any hot food on the blog while it's summertime, so I hope you like cool, refreshing salads! This time of year I like to keep things super simple and fresh!
Spiced Sweet Potato and Quinoa Salad
1 cup quinoa, cooked
1 can chickpeas, rinsed and drained (or use dried and cooked)
2 large sweet potatoes, peeled and chopped
6 tbsp olive oil, divided
2 tbsp lemon juice (1 lemon squeezed)
Handful of parsley leaves, chopped
2 teaspoons cumin, divided
1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon smoked paprika
Salt and pepper, to taste
Place sweet potatoes on a parchment lined tray with 3 tablespoons oil, 1 teaspoon cumin, salt, cinnamon and paprika. Bake on 400 until soft inside with brown bits, about 45 minutes. Allow to cool. Mix quinoa, chickpeas, sweet potatoes together in a large bowl. Make the dressing from the remaining ingredients and mix gently. Add torn parsley, as desired.