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Kale Sweet Potato Salad Recipe

| September 4, 2015 | 14 Comments

Kale sweet potato salad

With warmer weather on the horizon, I can foresee many potlucks and barbecues this summer. This salad offers a refreshing new twist to the traditional potato salads with a mix of kale, greens, cranberries, Feta cheese, Quinoa, and cooked sweet potatoes. It will make a great dish at any summer gatherings!

PREPARATION AND HELPFUL HINTS:

To rinse/soak Kale: Place kale stalks in a large bowl and fill with water. Leave in bowl for 10 minutes swishing stalks around every few minutes. Rinse well. Set on towels and pat dry. When leaves are dry cut out ribs and discard stalks, chiffonade remaining leaves.

Citrus Vinaigrette: recipe makes a lot of dressing, feel free to cut the recipe in half and save extra in the refrigerator.

Ingredients

Salad

  • 3 cups Kale, rib removed, chiffonade soaked and dried (see instructions above)
  • 3 cups Mixed greens
  • 1 cup of cooked and diced Sweet Potato
  • 1/2 cup of dried cranberries
  • 1 cup red grapes, sliced in half
  • 1/2 cup of chopped Pecans
  • 1/2 cup of Feta Cheese crumbled
  • 1/3 cup of Quinoa
  • pinch sea salt
  • pinch pepper

Dressing

  • 2 oz rice wine vinegar
  • 8 oz fresh squeezed orange juice
  • 2 oz lemon juice
  • 1 tsp dijon mustard
  • 2 tsp honey
  • 1 tsp salt
  • pinch black pepper
  • 2½ cups extra virgin olive oil

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Directions

Salad:
In a mixing bowl combine kale, dried Cranberries , grapes, Quinoa, Sweet Potato and a ⅓ cup of the citrus vinaigrette; toss together by hand. Season with salt and pepper and toss again. Add more dressing if needed.
Next pile salad on a plate and top with feta and Pecans, serve.

Dressing: Combine all ingredients except oil in a blender and mix till smooth. Slowly drizzle in oil in a steady stream till well incorporated.

 Kale Sweet Potato Salad Recipe

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Salad
  1. 3 cups Kale, rib removed, chiffonade soaked and dried (see instructions above)
  2. 3 cups Mixed greens
  3. 1 cup of cooked and diced Sweet Potato
  4. 1/2 cup of dried cranberries
  5. 1 cup red grapes, sliced in half
  6. 1/2 cup of chopped Pecans
  7. 1/2 cup of Feta Cheese crumbled
  8. 1/3 cup of Quinoa
  9. pinch sea salt
  10. pinch pepper
Dressing
  1. 2 oz rice wine vinegar
  2. 8 oz fresh squeezed orange juice
  3. 2 oz lemon juice
  4. 1 tsp dijon mustard
  5. 2 tsp honey
  6. 1 tsp salt
  7. pinch black pepper
  8. 2½ cups extra virgin olive oil
Salad
  1. In a mixing bowl combine kale, dried Cranberries , grapes, Quinoa, Sweet Potato and a ⅓ cup of the citrus vinaigrette; toss together by hand. Season with salt and pepper and toss again. Add more dressing if needed.
  2. Next pile salad on a plate and top with feta and Pecans, serve.
  3. Dressing: Combine all ingredients except oil in a blender and mix till smooth. Slowly drizzle in oil in a steady stream till well incorporated.
PREPARATION AND HELPFUL HINTS
  1. To rinse/soak Kale: Place kale stalks in a large bowl and fill with water. Leave in bowl for 10 minutes swishing stalks around every few minutes. Rinse well. Set on towels and pat dry. When leaves are dry cut out ribs and discard stalks, chiffonade remaining leaves.
  2. Citrus Vinaigrette: recipe makes a lot of dressing, feel free to cut the recipe in half and save extra in the refrigerator.
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  1. Treen Goodwin says:

    sounds delish , i love salads , thanks for sharing the recipe , i will def be trying it out 🙂

  2. Laurie P says:

    all that flavor, great recipe!

  3. JaimeeM says:

    Such a unique salad. Ill give it a shot.

  4. kathy downey says:

    I dont care much for Sweet Potato,but it looks do delicious think I will try this one thanks

  5. Elizabeth Matthiesen says:

    I’m afraid that this isn’t a recipe for me since I don’t like sweet potatoes and only eat kale once a year at Christmas as a family tradition.

  6. mrdisco says:

    perfect salad for these summer days

  7. KD says:

    I’ve never heard of sweet potato in a salad. What a fun pairing with kale!

  8. Heidi c. says:

    What a yummy twist on a traditional potato salad.

  9. mrdisco says:

    that looks really good

  10. That sounds super delicious!!

  11. kathy downey says:

    Oh my you sure do make it look tasty

  12. Amy Lovell says:

    It looks so great! I love kale, will have to try this! thanks!

  13. Chandra O'Connor says:

    This sounds like it has A lot of tasty flavours. Will have to try.

  14. Wanda Tracey says:

    I love sweet potato and it would be delicious in this salad.It looks colorful and tasty.It’s a definite must try for me.

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