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Maple Quinoa Salad

This healthful, nutrient-packed salad highlights all the best Fall ingredients: kale, quinoa, apples and sweet potatoes, and tops them with a delicious mustard and maple dressing. It makes a healthy and filling weekday lunch or an impressive side dish to any meal.

yield: 4
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Ingredients

1 pound sweet potatoes, peeled, cut into 1- inch cubes
2 tablespoons olive oil
½ teaspoon salt
½ teaspoon pepper
2 tablespoons pure maple syrup
2 tablespoons lemon juice
2 teaspoons Dijon mustard
¼ teaspoon minced garlic
1/3 cup thin-sliced red onion
4 cups packed baby kale and/or arugula
1 small apple, cored, cut into bite-size pieces
1 cup cooked red quinoa
2 tablespoons toasted slivered almonds
 

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Instructions

  1. Heat oven to 400.
  2. In a bowl toss sweet potatoes with 1 tablespoon of the olive oil.
  3. Sprinkle with ¼ teaspoon of the salt and ¼ teaspoon of the pepper.
  4. Place in a single layer on a large rimmed baking sheet.  Bake about 25 minutes, stirring once, until golden and tender.  Let cool.
  5. In a large bowl whisk remaining tablespoon olive oil, maple syrup, lemon juice, mustard, garlic and remaining ¼ teaspoon salt and pepper.
  6. Add onion, then toss and let stand 5 minutes.
  7. Add kale; toss.
  8. Add apple, sweet potatoes and quinoa; toss.
  9. Sprinkle with almonds and serve on a platter.
 
Pure Maple Syrup
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maple recipes
The natural sweetener offers a variety of flavor components, including; nutty, vanilla, coffee, floral and spicy flavors.floral and spicy flavors.
maple recipes
The natural sweetener offers a variety of flavor components, including; nutty, vanilla, coffee, floral and spicy flavors.floral and spicy flavors.