Recipe of the Month: Kale Salad with Sweet Potatoes

SmartShape Weight Loss Centre

Kale Salad With Sweet Potatoes

Preparation time: 25 minute(s) 

Cooking time: 20 minute(s)


  • 1 large sweet potato
  • 1/2 tsp low sodium soy sauce or tamari
  • Fresh ground black pepper
  • 1 bunch kale, washed, stems removed and leaves chopped
  • 1 cup pinto beans, cooked or canned (rinsed well and drained)
  • 1/2 tsp additional pumpkin seeds and chopped hot pepper for garnish
  • Low fat dressing of your choice for light drizzle

Preheat a large grill, grill pan, or oven (to 425 degrees).

Slice the sweet potato into 1/2-inch thick rounds. Place the slices on the grill, grill pan, or non-stick baking sheet. Brush the tops with low sodium soy sauce, and grate a little black pepper over them. Grill or bake until tender, turning after 5 minutes in a grill pan or 10 minutes in the oven.

Remove from oven. Transfer to a cutting boardand cut into cubes or wedges.

While the sweet potato is cooking, place the chopped kale in a very large bowl and add 2 tablespoons of the dressing.  Using clean hands, massage the dressing into the kale, squeezing the kale in your hands until it is softened and reduced in volume by about two-thirds. Do not be gentle! This massage should take 24 minutes.

Put the kale on a serving plate or bowl and top with the sweet potatoes and pinto beans. Sprinkle with pumpkin seeds and chopped hot peppers. Drizzle with more dressing.

Approved by SmartShape’s Registered Dietitian

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