Eating healthy when on holiday abroad can sometimes be challenging. Normally I try to eat as healthy as possible but the meals on my recent holiday were a mix of both healthy and junk food due to poor planning. One of the healthy meals I had was a salad made with quinoa and roasted butternut squash. Since I liked it so much I tried to recreate the recipe with some of my own tweaks. So here it is…… Enjoy!
Ingredients for salad:
1/4- 1/2 cup cooked quinoa
1 medium sweet potato, baked and cubed
1 small red onion, chopped
2-3 cups salad mix of choice
2-3 tbsp of dried cranberries or raisins
1-2 small tangerines or clementines segments
1-2 tbsp toasted almond slices
Ingredients for Honey sesame vinaigrette:
1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
1/4 cup apple cider vinegar
1 tsp salt
1 1/2 tbsp tahini
1/4 tsp ginger powder
2 tbsp raw honey
1-2 tbsp water
Add all the dressing ingredients in a glass jar with lid and shake to mix it well.
In a large bowl assemble the salad ingredients and top it with the dressing or serve it on side.
Store remaining dressing in the refrigerator for upto one week.