Thursday, January 9, 2014

Recipe :: Sweet Potato & Quinoa Salad with Soft Boiled Eggs

After our Christmas butter overload {both of these cookie recipes called for two+ stick of butter each...yikes} I am in serious need of some power food.  Enter Naturally Ella and her amazing Sweet Potato & Quinoa Salad with Soft Boiled Eggs recipe.  It was so easy and turned out absolutely delicious.  It's great for vegetarians {the egg and quinoa amp up the protein} but satisfying enough for meat-lovers like my boyfriend.  Recipe below.

Sweet Potato & Quinoa Salad with Soft Boiled Eggs {via Naturally Ella}

1 medium sweet potato
½ medium onion
½ tablespoon olive oil
1 tablespoon fresh rosemary, minced

½ cup uncooked quinoa
1 cup water

2-3 handfuls of lettuce
⅓ cup gorgonzola
¼ cup sunflower seeds
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
2-3 eggs

Preheat oven to 400˚. Cube sweet potato and onion. Toss with ½ tablespoon olive oil and rosemary. Roast until tender, 20-25 minutes.

Rinse quinoa and combine with water in a sauce pan. Bring to a boil, reduce to low heat, cover, and let cook for 15 minutes. Remove from heat and let sit for another 5 minutes, still covered.

Let sweet potatoes and quinoa cool while making soft-boiled eggs.

Bring a pot of water to a boil and reduce to a fast simmer. Add eggs and let cook for 5-7 minutes (5 minutes for runny yolks, 7 minutes for slightly firmer yolk). Remove and place in an ice bath for 60 seconds.

In a large bowl combine lettuce, sweet potatoes, quinoa, sunflower seeds, and gorgonzola. Drizzle olive oil and balsamic vinegar over salad and toss together. Top salad with eggs.  Enjoy!

Image via Naturally Ella


  1. Definitely want to try this. Looks delish

  2. yummy! sweet potatoes are so great in just about anything.

  3. Looks delicious! Definitely had a similar salad while I was in Peru. They love their quinoa and potatoes! :)

  4. Tasty and healthy salad!

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  5. oh i can only imagine how amazing the food was in peru!

  6. OH MY YUM. Just book marked this and cannot wait to make it! xx

  7. This looks so good! I was ready to write the recipe on my recipe notebook, but then I realized I need an over for this...crap. :/

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  8. Oooh this is perfect for Meatless Monday (not to mention post-holiday detoxing).

  9. it really turned out delicious, i would definitely recommend it :)

  10. Yum!! Perfect for a little detoxing after all the sweets!

  11. absolutely! and i am in DEFINITE need of detoxing after the holidays :)

  12. oooooooo, this looks yummy. Found it just in time to add the ingredients to tomorrow's grocery list. Yippee.