Simple Kale & Sweet Potato Salad

Kale & sweet potato salad

November 15, 2017

Recipe by Amie Valpone

This is an easy salad that can be served on a busy weeknight when you don’t have time to prep a big meal in the kitchen. Let the sweet potatoes roast while you get the kids and your family organized and then simply toss everything together for a meal that doubles as a great lunch the next day.


BIO: Amie Valpone is a chef, nutrition expert and wellness consultant, and the best-selling author of Eating Clean: The 21-Day Plan to Detox, Fight Inflammation, and Reset Your Body.

Simple Kale & Sweet Potato Salad

  • Serves: 4
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  • 4 large sweet potatoes, scrubbed and dried
  • 1 Tbsp. extra-virgin olive oil
  • Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
  • 1 head dinosaur flat kale, finely chopped, ends removed
  • 1 small head red cabbage, thinly sliced
  • 1 green apple, cored, diced
  • 3 fresh mint leaves, finely chopped
  • ¼ cup well-stirred tahini
  • Juice of 1 large lemon
  • ¼ cup water, plus more if needed
  • 1 small clove garlic, minced


  1. Preheat oven to 400ºF. Line a large rimmed baking sheet with parchment.
  2. Place sweet potatoes on baking sheet and poke holes in them with a fork. Rub them with the oil. Roast for 45 to 50 minutes, or until the potatoes are very tender. Remove from the oven; let cool for 5 minutes, then remove the skin. Place sweet potato flesh in a medium bowl and mash it.
  3. In a large bowl, combine kale, cabbage, apple and mint. Add sweet potato in spoonfuls (see photo for guidance).
  4. In a separate bowl, combine tahini, lemon juice, water and garlic until it forms a dressing consistency. Pour over salad mixture and toss to combine. Serve immediately.