Friday, May 4, 2012

Quinoa, Sweet Potatoes & Dried Cranberries

Quinoa, Sweet Potatoes & Dried Cranberries

1 cup of uncooked Quinoa
2 medium sweet potatoes, peeled and cubed
1 Tbsp. butter
1/4 tsp. cinnamon
1 Tbsp. brown sugar
1/2 cup dried cranberries

1/4 cup balsamic dressing
2 Tbsp. olive oil
1-1/2 Tbsp. honey
1/2 tsp. salt
1 tsp. ground black pepper

Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Peeled and cube the sweet potatoes. Place on a greased cooking sheet. Brush with melted butter. Bake in oven for 15 minutes. Flip the potatoes over and brush with left over butter, sprinkle the cinnamon and brown sugar. Place back in oven for 5-10 minutes, until they are soft and cut easily with a knife. 

Cook quinoa according to package directions. Add in the sweet potatoes and dried cranberries.

Whisk the dressing ingredients together and stir into the quinoa mixture. 


*Served with salmon, asparagus and Parmesan bread. 

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