Spicy Sweet Potato and Quinoa Salad


1 cup quinoa, uncooked (I use Ancient Harvest, which is pre-rinsed)
2 cups vegetable broth
1 sweet potato, diced and roasted with olive oil, salt and pepper
1 red bell pepper, diced
2 tbsp olive oil
1/4 tsp cayenne pepper
2 tbsp freshly squeezed lemon juice
salt and pepper to taste


Simmer the quinoa in the vegetable broth about 10 to 15 minutes, or until water is gone and quinoa is light and fluffy when stirred. Remove from heat and allow to cool.

Toss together the quinoa, sweet potato, and bell pepper in a large bowl.

In a separate small bowl, whisk together the lemon juice, olive oil, and cayenne pepper. Gently toss this dressing with the quinoa. Season with a generous amount of salt and pepper.

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