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Sweet Potato & Quinoa Salad

Serves 4
Time 40 minutes

2 1/2 cups cooked Quinoa or 1 cup raw
1 large or 2 medium (about 1 pound) sweet potatoes
Sale di Cervia Sea Salt, to taste
1 red bell pepper, cored, seeded, and diced
1/4 cup Freeze Dried Shallots
Freshly ground black Tellicherry Peppercorns
1/4 cup Planeta Extra Virgin Olive Oil
2 tablespoons Melfor Vinegar
1/4 cup minced fresh chives or parsley leaves

Cook the Quinoa. Drain in a strainer and rinse. Meanwhile, peel the sweet potato and dice it into 1/2-inch or smaller pieces. Cook it in boiling salted water to cover until tender, about 15 minutes; drain well.
Toss together the potato, Quinoa, bell pepper, and Shallots; sprinkle with Cervia Salt and Tellicherry Pepper. Whisk the Planeta Olive Oil and Melfor Vinegar together and toss the salad with about half of this mixture; add all or some of the rest to taste. Taste and adjust the seasoning, garnish with the chives and serve.

Recipe adapted from and photo courtesy of

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Organic Quinoa
Pronounced “kinwa”, this super food is said to be the most nutritious of all grains. Its naturally gluten free.
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EVO Planeta from Sicily 500 ml
This oil has a wonderful green color and a fresh bouquet of herbs, citrus fruit, artichokes and tomatoes.
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Melfor Vinegar

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Shallots Freeze Dried 1.25 oz
Freeze dried shallots are a wonderful pantry addition since they have a long shelf life
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Green, Pink, White, Tellicherry and Szechuan Peppercorns: sold separately or as a mix.
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