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Sweet Potato & Quinoa Salad with Sesame Dressing

Salads are only worth eating if they're going to fill you up and make you feel amazing. This sweet potato and quinoa salad does exactly that. Drizzle with a good helping of creamy sesame dressing and you've got a perfect lunch or dinner.
Course Main Course
Cuisine Mediterranean
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 386kcal


For the salad

  • 4 Sweet Potatoes peeled and chopped
  • 1 tablespoon Olive Oil
  • Pinch Chilli Powder
  • Salt and Pepper
  • 250 g Puy Lentils & Quinoa packet of ready cooked ones or cook your own
  • 250 g Kale stems removed
  • Bunch Fresh Coriander stems removed, plus a few extra leaves to serve
  • Sesame Seeds to serve

For the dressing

  • 80 g Tahini
  • 1 Lemon juiced
  • 1 tablespoon Maple Syrup
  • 1 clove Garlic minced
  • Salt
  • Water as needed


  • Heat the oven to 200°C/400°F. Toss together the sweet potato, olive oil, chilli powder and a sprinkling of salt and pepper on a baking sheet. Place in the oven for 30 minutes until softened.
  • While the potatoes are cooking whisk together the tahini, lemon juice, maple syrup, garlic and a pinch of salt. Add water a few drops at a time until you reach the desired creamy consistency. Saute the kale in a few drops of oil over a medium heat until wilted.
  • Once the sweet potato is cooked place it in a large bowl with the kale, lentils & quinoa, coriander and a drizzle of dressing. Toss gently and serve with a sprinkling of sesame seeds, extra coriander leaves and more dressing.


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Calories: 386kcal | Carbohydrates: 54g | Protein: 14g | Fat: 15g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Sodium: 104mg | Potassium: 1115mg | Fiber: 10g | Sugar: 10g | Vitamin A: 24700IU | Vitamin C: 94.5mg | Calcium: 185mg | Iron: 4.8mg