In this episode of What's for Dinner? Roasted Sweet Potato, Tomato and quinoa recipe, inspired by what I had in the fridge. Sweet potatoes are a regular in our house and I love roasting them with other vegetables for a variety of flavours and textures. In this recipe, I am sharing my creative on the go inspiration. A simple and healthy lunch or dinner ideas with delicious roasted whole sweet potatoes, tomatoes and green beans served with spring greens, quinoa and spicy flaked almonds. If you're not vegan add a little parmesan cheese to serve.

Takes = 10 mins prep.
Bakes = 50-60 mins
Makes = 2-3 serves

Ingredients

  • Sweet potatoes – 3 or 4
  • Cherry tomatoes – about 250g packet
  • Green beans – about 200g
  • Clove of garlic – 3
  • Spring greens or spinach – 1 bunch washed and thinly sliced with the inner stem removed
  • Cooked Quinoa – 1 cup
  • Balsamic vinegar – drizzle
  • Sesame oil and olive oil – drizzle
  • Flaked almonds – 1/4 cup
  • Chilli flakes – 1/4 tsp
  • Cumin – 1/2 tsp
  • Parmesan cheese – a sprinkle to finish off
  • Nigella seeds (optional) – sprinkle
  • Sesame seeds (optional) – sprinkle

Method


Step 1
PREHEAT oven 200˚c and line a large baking tray

Step 2
WASH and scrub the sweet potatoes and chop ends off if needed. Poke a few holes in each potato with a fork, then roast for 60 minutes.

Step 3
PREP. the green leaves remove the inner stem, roll up and thinly slice, then wash throughly and drain. Heat up a fry pan with a little oil, then toss in the greens and a clove of crushed garlic or thinly sliced. Cook for a few minutes until wilted and soft. Add a lid and set aside to keep slightly warm.

Step 4
AFTER 30 minutes, add washed tomatoes, add the vine too if still in tack, green beans to the baking tray and drizzle a little oil and balsamic vinegar, then continue to roast for another 30 minutes. Check after 20 minutes in case they are cooking too fast.

Step 5
REHEAT cooked quinoa, either by heating in the microwave or in a small pan.

Step 6
ONCE the sweet potatoes are cooked. Add a the cooked greens to your plate, slice the sweet potato in half then arrange on top, then the quinoa mix, beans and tomatoes, finish with an extra drizzle of olive oil, nigella seeds, sesame seeds and toasted flakes almonds. Add a little grated parmesan too if desired. Enjoy this as a warm salad.