Kale, Quinoa, & Sweet Potato Salad

Another week, another adaptation of a Kimberly Snyder recipe. One of my favourite combos is kale and garlic. They are delicious sautéed together as a side, or mixed in with other ingredients, like I did below.

Kale, Quinoa, & Sweet Potato Salad

Serves 2-4

  • 1 cup dried quinoa
  • 1 sweet potato, peeled and diced into 1-inch pieces 9264_1403711070
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 2 cups water
  • Juice of 1/2 lemon
  • 1 tbsp pure sesame oil
  • 2 tsp tamari
  • 1 tsp honey
  • Pinch hot pepper flakes
  • 3 garlic cloves
  • 1 tsp coconut oil
  • 1 small bunch kale, stems removed, leaves torn into small pieces

Combine quinoa, sweet potato, salt, pepper, and water to a small pot. Bring to a boil then reduce heat to low and let simmer for 20min.

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Meanwhile, combine lemon juice, sesame oil, honey, tamari, and hot pepper flakes in a small jar and shake vigorously. Set aside. Smash the garlic cloves into a puree.

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In a large frying pan, melt the coconut oil over medium heat and add the garlic. Stir for 30sec and add kale. Sauté over low heat for about 4min, until the kale turns a bright green.

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Comine the quinoa mixture, dressing, and kale into a bowl. Serve as a side for 4 people or as a main meal for 2. This salad is delicious served warm or at room temperature.

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