Roasted Sweet Potato Quinoa Bowls

Quinoa can have an unpleasant, bitter flavor. Be sure to rinse the quinoa in a strainer before cooking to help eliminate that unwanted taste in your mouth!

Also, I use "pinches" for some of the spices used in this recipe, but pinches work just as well as 1/8 teaspoon, if you would rather measure.

  • Prep time: 10 minutes
  • Cook time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 4 servings


For the sweet potatoes:

  • 1 pound sweet potatoes, peeled and cut into 1/4-inch cubes (roughly 1 large sweet potato)
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon allspice
  • 1/2 teaspoon turmeric
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
  • Pinches of ground cloves, cinnamon, chili powder, and oregano

For the quinoa:

  • 1 cup quinoa (uncooked)
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 cup vegetable broth

For serving:

  • 1 large avocado, sliced
  • 1/2 cup hummus
  • 1/4 cup loosely packed flat-leaf parsley, chopped


1 Roast the sweet potatoes: Preheat oven to 400˚F. Place the sweet potatoes on a rimmed baking sheet and toss with the olive oil.

In a small bowl or ramekin, combine the sea salt, black pepper, allspice, turmeric, garlic powder, ginger, and the pinches of cloves, cinnamon, chili powder, and oregano. Sprinkle the spices over the sweet potatoes and toss until they are well coated.

Spread into a single layer and roast until sweet potatoes are tender and starting to brown, 25 to 30 minutes. Remove from the oven and set aside. 

Sweet potato power bowl

2 Cook the quinoa: While the sweet potatoes are cooking, rinse the quinoa and place in a pot with the water and vegetable broth. Bring to a boil, cover, simmer, and cook for about 15 minutes, until nearly all the water is absorbed. Remove from heat and let the quinoa rest for 10 minutes. 

3 Assemble the bowls: Divide the quinoa into four bowls. Top with the sweet potatoes, a dollop of hummus, and a quarter of the avocado. Sprinkle with fresh parsley before serving.

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  • Isa

    Waow… this was just delicious and so easy to make!
    So colorful and tasty!
    Thanks a lot!


  • Jamie

    I haven’t made this recipe yet. It does look very good. I was wondering if you have the nutritional information for this recipe and the other recipes that you have?

  • Sandy S

    Just checking back into say this recipe IS Great! The roasted sweet potatoes knock it out of the park!!!


  • Marta Rivera

    I was skeptical about serving this as a complete dinner for my meat-loving family and was very surprised at how delicious and filling it was. The spice blend on the sweet potatoes was perfect with the hummus.


  • Megan @ Ginger Tastes and Travels

    This sounds so tasty! I love sweet potatoes and have wanted to try quinoa for a while but I admit it kinda scares me. It’s on my to-try list and now that I have a recipe to test it with, I will need to move it up on the list :) Also, I love your photos. I struggle to get my whites to look that white but yours turned out gorgeous.

    :) Megan

  • mary

    Lovely veggie recipe – loaded with flavor :)

  • Sandy S

    This sounds great ! Thank you for all the details on how to make it.