Sweet Potato + Quinoa Stir Fry

Today I’m sharing a new favorite recipe with you – by request of some facebook followers!

Sunday was a marathon of food prep and I was so thankful to have Dan by my side chopping, stirring, opening, grilling and sampling storing the foods we were making. This was a new one on our list and was born out of some inspiration from the internet over the past month: Brooke / Pinterest. It was also put together due to the fact that we had some vegetables that needed to be used or thrown out and I was having a productive weekend with more energy in store to prep.  

Feast your eyes on the mix that had me wishing for more and waiting in anticipation for today’s identical lunch.

Sweet Potato + Quinoa Stir Fry

3 cups quinoa {cooked}

2 cans black beans {drained}

5 sweet potatoes {peeled + chopped}

2 jalapenos

1/2 white onion

2 tbsp olive oil

pepper to sprinkle


  • Cook 1 cup of dry quinoa (1 cup seeds + 2 cups water) = 3 cups cooked
  • Peel/chop sweet potatoes into bite sized pieces
  • Dice onion + jalapenos into small pieces for flavor in every bite
  • Pre-heat oven to 425 degrees
  • Place your chopped sweet potatoes into a baking pan with 2 tbsp olive oil drizzle, bake for 15 minutes
  • After 15 minutes – Stir your potatoes and bake for 10 more minutes
  • Open 2 cans of black beans, drain
  • In a large bowl, mix all ingredients {jalapenos + onion + beans + quinoa + finished sweet potatoes} and sprinkle with pepper
  • Sample it, add protein to it, put it in a large container and have this for days!

Co-workers were sniffing and oogling over what I was bringing back from the microwave – you’d have thought these were Laughing Planet leftovers!

What’s your favorite way to use sweet potatoes?

heart JE


9 thoughts on “Sweet Potato + Quinoa Stir Fry

  1. Oh gosh this is so similar to a salad I get for lunch at a nearby restaurant- you are cutting corners for me here! They incorporate lime juice as well I think. But I’m with you on the Laughing Planet leftovers.. always drool worthy.

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