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Kale, Sweet Potato, and Quinoa Salad

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This hearty salad featuring roasted sweet potatoes and lightly steamed kale is healthy, delicious and beautiful.

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Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 425°F.
  2. Cook quinoa. Place water in a saucepan and begin heating over high heat. Add quinoa, cover, and bring to boil. Reduce heat and simmer for 15 minutes or until all water is absorbed.
  3. Roast sweet potatoes. Wash and peel sweet potatoes. Cut into bite-size pieces and mix with oil. Add seasonings and mix.
  4. Distribute single layer on a baking sheet. (I line my baking sheet with parchment paper because it makes cleanup easier.) Bake at 425°F for 20 minutes or until nicely browned on the outside and tender on the inside. (Baking time will vary depending on size of sweet potato pieces.) Remove from oven to cool.
  5. When quinoa is done, transfer to a mixing bowl. Use quinoa pan to steam kale.
  6. Place 1/3 cup water in pan and begin heating. Add chopped kale, cover, and bring to boil. Reduce heat and simmer until tender but not mushy (about 5 minutes).
  7. Remove lid and allow remaining water to evaporate completely.
  8. Mix roasted sweet potatoes, corn, and kale into quinoa. Mix in lemon juice. Serve with dressing.

Notes

This salad tastes best at room temperature but is also delicious warm or cold.This delicious dish is included in my "Healthy Packed Lunch" Meal Plan.

Recipe by JennifersKitchen at https://jenniferskitchen.com/2016/10/kale-sweet-potato-and-quinoa-salad.html