The minimal time and effort required to assemble this salad belies its nutritional value. Quinoa and sweet potatoes together make it a healthy powerhouse.
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Bring water to boil in a large saucepan. Add 1 teaspoon salt and the sweet potato. Boil until the sweet potato is tender, about 7 minutes. Remove the sweet potato with a slotted spoon.
When the water returns to a boil, add the quinoa. Cook until the quinoa is just tender, about 15 to 20 minutes. Drain the quinoa.
In a large bowl, add the drained sweet potato and quinoa, the scallions, olive oil and lime juice. Stir. Season to taste with salt. Serve.