Friday, 15 June 2012

Warm Salad of Sweet Potato, Quinoa and Prunes

Just the ticket to go with my totally nom sweetcorn patties. Would work well any time of year, but it's pretty handy right now with sweet potatoes dropping in price by the day.
Sweetcorn patties, avocado & kiwi salsa, and
salad of sweet potato, quinoa and prunes


  • 100g quinoa
  • one large sweet potato
  • a large handful of plump prunes
  • 1 1/2 tbsp balsamic vinegar
  • 1 1/2 tbsp honey
  • 1 tbsp olive oil

If you have very dry prunes, soak them in warm water for ten minutes while you prepare the other ingredients. Boil the quinoa for ten minutes, or as according to its packet instructions. Cut the sweet potato into small cubes and simmer for five minutes, then check for doneness every minute onward, until sweet and tender, but not falling apart. Drain the quinoa and potato very well, then put in a salad bowl. Finely dice the prunes and add.

Put the vinegar, honey and olive oil in a jar or bowl and microwave for 10-20 seconds, until warm and the honey is very runny. Whisk together with a fork and pour over the sweet potato, quinoa and prunes, then toss together.

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