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Roasted Sweet Potato Quinoa Salad

Roasted Sweet Potato Quinoa Salad
2 cups water
1 cup quinoa, rinsed
2 sweet potatoes, peeled and cubed
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 cup chopped broccoli
1 yellow bell pepper, diced
1 red bell pepper, diced
½ cucumber – peeled, seeded, and chopped
¼ cup extra-virgin olive oil
2 tablespoons maple syrup
½ lemon, juiced
½ lime, juiced
salt and ground black pepper to taste
½ cup chopped cilantro
Step 1
Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C).

Step 2
Bring water and quinoa to a boil in a saucepan. Reduce heat to medium-low, cover, and simmer until quinoa is tender, 15 to 20 minutes. Set aside to cool.

Step 3
Toss sweet potatoes in olive oil on a baking sheet.

Step 4
Roast in the preheated oven until tender, 20 to 25 minutes. Set aside to cool.

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Step 5
Mix broccoli, yellow pepper, red pepper, and cucumber in a large bowl; stir in quinoa and sweet potatoes.

Step 6
Whisk extra-virgin olive oil, maple syrup, lemon juice, lime juice, salt, and pepper in a small bowl. Mix dressing into salad; garnish with cilantro.

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