Go Back
+ servings
One Pot Quinoa Sweet Potato Salad. This ONE POT wonder is more than just a salad--it's a perfect vegetarian and vegan meal on its' own! It's hearty, filling and tastes like pure comfort. Get the step by step recipe for this inarguably one of the GREATEST recipes ever! www.twopurplefigs.com

One Pot Quinoa Sweet Potato Salad

A simple yet flavorful and satisfying sweet potato salad with high-protein add-ins like quinoa and navy beans as well as superfood kale! A simple balsamic dressing adds a touch of sweetness to this healthy vegan one-pot dish.

Course Appetizer, Main Course, side
Cuisine American
Keyword quinoa salad, salad with sweet potatoes and quinoa, sweet potato salad
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 211 kcal
Author Mahy


For the salad:

  • 1 teaspoon olive oil butter or butter substitute
  • 2 scallions chopped
  • 2 sweet potatoes peeled and cut into 1/2 inch cubes
  • 1/2 cup brown/black raw quinoa rinsed
  • 1 teaspoon oregano
  • 2 tablespoon water
  • 2/3 cup white navy beans (drained and rinsed from a can or home cooked)
  • 2 cups kale chopped
  • 1/4 teaspoon oregano
  • 1/2 cup slivered almonds
  • 2 scallions , chopped

For the dressing:

  • 1 clove garlic minced
  • 1/4 cup Balsamic vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon mustard
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil ( up to 2 Tablespoons for extra flavor)


  1. Preheat a wide pot with a lid over medium-high heat, and add in the olive oil or butter.
  2. Sautee the scallions for one minute over medium-high heat and then add in the sweet potatoes, quinoa, seasoning and sauté for 1-2 minutes over medium-high heat.
  3. Add the water and cover the pot firmly. Lower the heat to low and allow the sweet potatoes too cook for about 15-18 minutes. Check the sweet potatoes with a fork, when it’s fork tender, it’s ready.
  4. Add the white navy beans, toss them with the sweet potatoes and let them cook for two more minutes then turn off the heat.
  5. Add the kale, seasoning and toss the kale with the sweet potato mixture. Then cover the pot and let the kale wilt from the heat in the pan for 2-5 minutes.
  6. Plate the salad, sprinkle extra almonds and scallions (optional).
  7. For the dressing, mix all the ingredients in a bowl and pour over the salad. Enjoy warm.

Recipe Notes

  • Instead of navy beans, use chickpeas, black beans or lentils.
  • I love sprinkling some slivered almonds and some chopped scallions on the top of my sweet potato salad.
  • Other great additions are some chopped tomatoes, sweet bell peppers, broccoli or arugula.
Nutrition Facts
One Pot Quinoa Sweet Potato Salad
Amount Per Serving (1 serving)
Calories 211 Calories from Fat 63
% Daily Value*
Fat 7g11%
Sodium 177mg8%
Potassium 516mg15%
Carbohydrates 30g10%
Fiber 5g21%
Sugar 4g4%
Protein 8g16%
Vitamin A 8460IU169%
Vitamin C 29.7mg36%
Calcium 105mg11%
Iron 2.5mg14%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.