Quinoa and Sweet potato “Everything” Salad:

Quinoa and Sweet Potato “Everything” Salad:

This past chanukah, I went to a little gathering of women in my community. I signed up to make a salad and this is what was born.

Why? Because, honestly, everyone loves it and it impresses everyone.

Ya know when you go to a restaurant and pay 20$ for a salad that is eh, so this the “restaurant quality salad” you are looking for without that very high cost.

You are getting a nice amount of complex carbs and fiber from the quinoa and sweet potatoes.

When we talk about the satisfaction factor of food in intuitive eating - this hits the spot.

It's high in important nutrients and it is also beyond delicious. Ain't nothing wrong with enjoying your fried potato latkes, but when you are looking for that lighter side dish, this is all yours.
Gila Glassberg
Gila Glassberg,MS, RD, CDN
Quinoa and Sweet Potato Everything Salad

Quinoa and Sweet Potato "Everything" Salad Ingredients:

For  the Salad:

8 oz bag of Lettuce

1 red pepper, chopped

2 cucumbers, chopped

½ Red onion, diced

A bunch of cherry tomato’s, cut in half

3 tbsp of Toasted almonds

1 ripe Avocado, cubed 

For the Quinoa:

Boil 2 cups of water

Add 1 cup of quinoa

Lower flame and add

1 tbsp dried onion flakes

1 tbsp soy sauce

2 tbsp of olive oil

Cook for about 20 minutes on a low flame covered

Let the quinoa cool for about 5 minutes  of the flame, covered, and then fluff with fork

For the Sweet Potatoes:

Cube 4 sweet potatoes 

Slice 1-2 onions

Slice 4-5 mushrooms

Add to a cookie sheet


Add ¼ cup olive oil



A bit of chili powder 

Roast on 375 for about an hour 

Mix half way to avoid the onions and mushrooms from burning 


For the Dressing:

½ cup olive oil

About 3-4 tbsp of balsamic vinegar

1 tbsp lemon juice 

1-2 tbsp of kosher salt

½ tsp black pepper

½ tsp garlic powder 

3-4 tbsp of mayo

2 tbsp spicy brown mustard

1 tsp soy sauce 

3 tbsp of honey 

Mix all the ingredients together and mix very well until all is combined

Add all the elements to the salad and serve right away!

*Note- as a general rule, in a dressing, there is usually a 3:1 ratio with oil to vinegar.

I love using olive oil and all types of vinegars- they add so much flavor.


My favorite salad recipe ingredients:

Dijon Mustard

Spicy Brown mustard

Maple syrup


Soy sauce 

Fresh minced garlic

Fresh lemon juice

Fresh lime juice 


Quinoa and Sweet Potato Everything Salad

Gila Glassberg is a Master's level registered dietitian and a Certified Intuitive Eating Counselor. As a teenager, she was faced with constant diet talk, body shaming and obsessive guilt around food. She struggled with disordered eating. This is what propelled her into the field of nutrition. She uses a non-diet, weight-neutral approach called Intuitive Eating. She helps growth oriented women break out of chronic dieting, and regain clarity into what is really important to them.