Kale & Sweet Potato Salad

Some ingredients just go together. Sweet potato and kale are one of the most delicious combinations in my opinion. It’s beautiful in any dinner table and you know it’s nutritious too!

Ingredients

1 ½ cups sweet potato, diced

½ teaspoon garlic powder

2 teaspoons paprika

salt, to taste

pepper, to taste

olive oil, to taste

½ cup pumpkin seeds

2 teaspoons chili powder

2 tablespoons maple syrup, divided

½ cup tahini

1 ½ tablespoons lemon juice

3 tablespoons water

1 bunch kale, stemmed and torn into large pieces

3 cups quinoa

½ cup red onion, diced

Directions

Preheat the oven to 375°F

Add the sweet potatoes to a baking sheet. Sprinkle with the garlic powder, paprika, salt, and pepper, and drizzle with olive oil. Toss until the sweet potato is well-coated in the spices, then spread out evenly. Bake for 15 minutes, or until tender.

In a small bowl, add the pumpkin seeds, chili powder, 1 tablespoon maple syrup, and salt, and mix until well-combined. Spread the pumpkin seeds out on a baking sheet so they’re not touching each other.

Add to the oven with the sweet potato and bake for 10 minutes, stirring halfway through, until toasted.

In a small bow or mason jar, combine the tahini, remaining tablespoon of maple syrup, lemon juice, salt, and pepper. Mix well, then add 1 tablespoon of water at a time until desired consistency is reached.

In a large bowl, drizzle the kale with olive oil. Massage with your hands until the kale is tender and has reduced in volume by about a third.

Add the quinoa, roasted sweet potatoes, red onion, and pumpkin seeds. Drizzle with tahini dressing and toss well.

Serve with more dressing if desired & Enjoy!

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