One Pot Quinoa with sweet Potato

by Victoria
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This Sweet Potato-Quinoa One Pot is a great recipe for a great nutritious meal. I love one-pot stews as they are incredibly flavourful, easy to prepare and don’t require many dishes to use. I got an inspiration for this sweet potato-quinoa one pot from a pumpkin dish that I used to cook. However, I did not have any pumpkin and decided to experiment with sweet potatoes and play with its sweet flavor. I am not much into purely sweet-flavored savory dishes, however in combination with saur and spicy it is amazing! The hot chili and lemon perfectly balances out the dish! My husband loves this sweet potato-quinoa one pot, that is why I decided to share it with you. However, it is worth mentioning that this stew makes a healthy, satisfying lunch or dinner, with carbohydrates from the vegetables and complete protein from the quinoa.

One Pot Quinoa with sweet Potato

Simple vegan one pot. Quinoa with sweet Potato
Course Main Course
Cuisine Mexican


  • 550 g Sweet potato
  • 200 g Quinoa (dried)
  • 2 Onions
  • 1 Carrot
  • 1 stem Celery
  • 200 ml. tomato sauce
  • optional Chilli (fresh)
  • 2 Bay Leaf
  • 1 lemon Lemon juice
  • 2 hands full Baby Spinach
  • 650 g vegetable stock


  • 1 tsp. Turmeric powder
  • 1/2 tsp. Cayenne Pepper
  • 1/2 tsp. Dried Coriander
  • 1/2 tsp. Cinnamon powder
  • 1/2 tsp. Nutmeg
  • 1 tbsp. Smoked sweet paprika
  • to taste Salt and Pepper


Prepare the Vegetables

  • Mince garlic and chili.
  • Chop the onions, celery, carrots, and sweet potatoes into cubes.
  • Rinse quinoa under cold water in a strainer.

Make One Pot

  • Saute onions, garlic, celery, and chili on medium-high heat with or without your oil of choice until the onions are transparent
  • Add carrots, sweet potatoes, and all the spices, tomato sauce and saute again for 1-2 minutes
  • Add quinoa and vegetable stock and bring to a boil. Then reduce the heat to low and cover with a lid;
  • Simmer under closed lid for 20-25 minutes, then add spinach and stir well
  • Turn off the heat and add lemon juice. Enjoy!


  1. If you happen to have pumpkin, you can substitute sweet potato with it.
  2. I intentionally used spices like nutmeg and cinnamon to accentuate the sweetness so that the main flavor of the dish will be sweet and spicy. However, if you want to feed kids, reduce the chili and cayenne pepper, so it will mainly sweet.
  3. If you want it funnier like a soup, add more vegetable stock. I generally like it thick.
  4.  You can serve the sweet potato-quinoa one pot with fresh parsley, lemon juice, green onions (scallions) and crushed nuts or seeds.
Keyword dinner, gluten-free, quick lunch, soy-free, sugar-free, vegan

If you are interested in the other vegan, healthy and satisfying sweet potato recipes, check out this Healthy Sweet Potato filled with Garbanzo Beans and Tahini Sauce recipe. 

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Thank you,



Sweet Potato

I used organic orange sweet potato in this recipe as it is the only one available in my region. Fell free to use any sort of sweet potato you like in this recipe! Sweet Potato is an amazing non-starchy vegetable, which is very rich in Beta Carotene ( Vitamin A), which makes your skin glow, helps to detox the liver and has many other health benefits, which you can read here. Moreover, sweet potato is rich in vitamins C, E, B6 and also minerals such as Iron, Magnesium, Phosphorus, Potassium and Copper and Manganese. There exact sweet potato nutrition facts you can find here.


I used tricolor quinoa for this recipe, as I find this sort of quinoa works the best for a variety of dishes. The dark-colored quinoa always keeps its shape and adds some texture to the dish. Quinoa is one of those vegan best friend grains because it has all the necessary amino acids, which makes its protein complete. That is one of the main reasons it is widely used in vegan cooking. Quinoa is rich in Folate, Magnesium, Phosphorus, Copper, and Manganese. Read more about quinoa nutrition facts here

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