Quinoa, Roasted Yam & Pepitas with Cumin-Lime Dressing

Prep time:   15 mins
Cook time:  20 mins
Total time:   35 mins

This is a Main Course that serves four people as a meal and eight people as a side dish.


1 medium yam that is peeled and cut into 2″ pieces
1 tsb olive oil
Salt and Pepper
3 cups of quinoa (cooked)
1 bell pepper (diced)
1 bunch of green onion (sliced)
1 can of lentils (2 cups cooked)
¼ cup pumpkin seeds

Cumin-Lime Dressing Ingredients:

3 tbs lime marmalade
3 tbs olive oil
1 garlic clove (minced)
2 teaspoons lime juice
½ tbsp ground cumin
Large pinch of sea salt

Preheat your oven to 375°F. Line your baking sheet with a piece of parchment paper. Place the yams on the baking sheet. Add olive oil and salt and pepper. Bake in a preheated oven for 20 minutes, until tender.

In a bowl, combine quinoa,  green onion, sweet bell pepper, lentils, pumpkin seeds, and cooked yam.
In a small bowl combine  olive oil, lime marmalade, lime juice, garlic, cumin and sea salt. Whisk to froth. Pour dressing over the quinoa-yam mixture. Toss to coat and serve immediately.