To cook the sweet potato and broccoli we have several options: use the oven, steam or microwave, the fastest and easiest option. Wash and dry both ingredients gently; pierce the sweet potato with a fork or knife in several parts and cut the broccoli into florets.
Roast on a platter in the oven preheated to 200º C, microwave on a covered plate for about 6-10 minutes, or steam until tender. The sweet potato will take a little longer, so it will be necessary to watch the cooking or prepare them separately so that the broccoli does not get too pasty. Peel and chop the sweet potato once cooked.
Prepare the quinoa following package directions. Today many manufacturers sell it already pre-washed and we can save that step, but you have to check it. Toast a couple of minutes in the saucepan without any water and then cover with plenty of liquid. Bring to a boil and cook until just slightly cooked, about 15 minutes, but still somewhat firm. Drain with a fine strainer.
Heat one or two tablespoons of olive oil in a skillet and brown the turmeric (peeled and minced if fresh), ginger, soy sauce, lemon and spices over low heat. Add the drained quinoa and sauté over medium heat, stirring well so that the grain is aromatic and loose. Taste, season and season with more spices to taste.
Serve a quinoa base in the bowls and add the diced sweet potato, broccoli and a good portion of pomegranate seeds. Top with toasted sesame, chopped hazelnuts and chopped fresh parsley. Dress with olive oil or a homemade sauce to our liking.
With what to accompany the quinoa with sweet potato
This healthy dish is very complete, satisfying and nutritious without being heavy, which we can take for lunch or dinner. What unique vegan dish We can serve ourselves a good portion and, if we want more protein, add grilled tofu or, as we said at the beginning, toasted chickpeas or well-drained lentils. If we eat animal proteins, we can easily add cooked or poached egg, or add leftover roast chicken. A tahini or yogurt sauce can also add more protein and nutrients.