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  • Makes 2 bowls

Spice-enhanced oven-roasted sweet potatoes and a brightly flavored dressing make these colorful bowls extra special.


Orange Vinaigrette
  • ½ tsp. orange zest
  • 2 tablespoons juice from 1 orange
  • 1 tablespoon white wine vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon snipped fresh herbs, such as parsley, chives, or dill
  • 1½ teaspoon Dijon-style mustard
  • Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
  • 1 small sweet potato, peeled and thinly sliced
  • 1 teaspoon orange juice
  • ⅛ teaspoon curry powder
  • ⅛ teaspoon paprika
  • 3 cups fresh baby spinach
  • 1¼ cups cooked wheat berries
  • ½ of a 15-oz. can no-salt-added cannellini beans, rinsed and drained
  • ⅔ cup fresh blueberries
  • ½ of an avocado, seeded, peeled, and sliced
  • Optional toppings: sliced green onions, sliced radishes, and/or fresh orange slices


  1. Make Orange Vinaigrette: Remove ½ tsp. zest and squeeze 2 Tbsp. juice from 1 orange. In a small bowl whisk together zest and juice, white wine vinegar, fresh herbs, and Dijon-style mustard. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Set aside.
  2. Preheat oven to 375°F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Arrange sweet potato slices in a single layer on baking sheet. In a small bowl stir together orange juice, curry powder, and paprika. Brush over sweet potato. Bake 15 to 20 minutes or until tender. Cool potato in pan on a wire rack.
  3. Divide spinach between two bowls. Top with sweet potato, wheat berries, beans, blueberries, and avocado. Drizzle Orange Vinaigrette evenly over bowls. Add desired toppings.

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Carol7 months ago
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I enjoy the healthy recipes

Stephanie8 months ago
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Nice combination of flavors!

Maire12 months ago
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This was a very tasty combination of flavours. The vinaigrette is delicious.

Joanne1 year ago
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What can you substitute for wheat berries?

VelDean9 months ago
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I really like Farro and it might be a good substitute for the wheat berries.

Martha2 years ago
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This is a delicious dish and absolutely beautiful. I made a single big salad to sit out for company and it went over extremely well. After this one, I’m excited to try out some other recipes from the site.

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Nancy Macklin has a bachelor of science in dietetics from Iowa State University and a Master of Science in health services administration from the University of Saint Francis. Macklin worked as a hospital-based clinical dietitian, providing counseling for diabetes, heart disease, and weight loss and as a food service director in health care dining sites. She now serves as a test kitchen dietitian, developing 500+ recipes per year. She is a member of the Academy for Nutrition and Dietetics and International Association of Culinary Professionals. Find her on LinkedIn.

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