Apple & Sweet Potato Quinoa Recipe
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Apple & Sweet Potato Quinoa Recipe

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When feeding three hungry boys, I rely on quick, filling and tasty meals. The guys aren’t big quinoa fans, but the sweet potatoes and apples won them over. —Cheryl Beadle, Plymouth, Michigan
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES:6 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES: 6 servings


  • 2-1/4 cups chicken or vegetable stock
  • 1 cup quinoa, rinsed
  • 2 tablespoons canola oil
  • 2 pounds sweet potatoes (about 3 medium), peeled and cut into 1/2-inch pieces
  • 2 shallots, finely chopped
  • 3 medium Gala or Honeycrisp apples, cut into 1/4-inch slices
  • 1/2 cup white wine or additional stock
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 can (15 ounces) black beans, rinsed and drained

Nutritional Facts

1-1/3 cups: 423 calories, 7g fat (1g saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 541mg sodium, 76g carbohydrate (23g sugars, 10g fiber), 12g protein.


  1. In a large saucepan, combine stock and quinoa; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, covered, 15-20 minutes or until liquid is almost absorbed. Remove from heat.
  2. Meanwhile, in a 6-qt. stockpot, heat oil over medium heat. Add sweet potatoes and shallots; cook and stir 5 minutes. Add apples; cook and stir 6-8 minutes longer until potatoes and apples are tender.
  3. Stir in wine and salt. Bring to a boil; cook, uncovered, until wine is evaporated, about 1 minute. Stir in black beans and quinoa; heat through. Yield: 6 servings.
Health Tip: Quinoa is one of the only plant foods that has all of the amino acids we need. Cook it up with gluten-free vegetable stock for a meatless meal that’s also gluten-free.
Originally published as Apple & Sweet Potato Quinoa in Simple & Delicious February/March 2016

Full-Bodied White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a full-bodied white wine such as Chardonnay or Viognier.

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