Sweet Potato and Kale Salad with Balsamic Vinaigrette

Sweet Potato and Kale Salad with Balsamic Vinaigrette

Are you looking for a delicious and healthy gluten-free recipe? Look no further! This Sweet Potato and Kale Salad with Balsamic Vinaigrette is the perfect combination of flavors and textures. Packed with nutritious ingredients, this salad is not only good for you but also incredibly tasty. Let's dive into this delightful dish!

Prep Time Cook Time Total Time Servings
15 mins 25 mins 40 mins 4 servings

Ingredients

  • 2 medium sweet potatoes, peeled and cubed (340g)
  • 1 bunch kale, stems removed and leaves torn into bite-sized pieces (200g)
  • 1/2 red onion, thinly sliced (60g)
  • 1/3 cup dried cranberries (50g)
  • 1/3 cup chopped pecans (40g)
  • 1/4 cup crumbled feta cheese (30g)
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil (30ml)
  • 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar (30ml)
  • 1 tablespoon honey (15ml)
  • Salt and pepper, to taste

Cooking Instructions

  1. Preheat your oven to 400°F (200°C).
  2. Place the cubed sweet potatoes on a baking sheet and drizzle with 1 tablespoon of olive oil. Season with salt and pepper, then toss to coat evenly.
  3. Roast the sweet potatoes in the preheated oven for 20-25 minutes, or until they are tender and slightly caramelized. Set aside to cool slightly.
  4. While the sweet potatoes are roasting, prepare the kale by massaging it with 1 tablespoon of olive oil in a large bowl. This will help to soften the kale and reduce its bitterness.
  5. In a small bowl, whisk together the balsamic vinegar, honey, and a pinch of salt and pepper to make the vinaigrette.
  6. Add the roasted sweet potatoes, red onion, dried cranberries, chopped pecans, and crumbled feta cheese to the bowl of kale.
  7. Drizzle the balsamic vinaigrette over the salad and toss gently to combine all the ingredients.
  8. Serve the Sweet Potato and Kale Salad immediately and enjoy!

Serving Suggestions

This Sweet Potato and Kale Salad with Balsamic Vinaigrette makes a fantastic side dish for any meal. It pairs well with grilled chicken or fish, and can even be enjoyed on its own as a light lunch. The combination of sweet potatoes, crunchy pecans, tangy feta cheese, and the flavorful balsamic vinaigrette is sure to impress your taste buds. Whether you're looking for a gluten-free option or simply want to incorporate more nutritious ingredients into your diet, this salad is a winner!

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