dijon sweet potato kale salad

dijon sweet potato kale salad

It occurred to me a few days ago that I have not used my spiralizer in a really long time.

With some new inspiration, I just had to spiralize something. This recipe really happened as a product of whatever food happened to be at my house at the time.

Actually, a lot of my recipe happen that way. You know, you’re just looking in your fridge, and you’re like, “Yeah, that’d be good in this recipe.”

Cooking is the best like that.

So I introduce to you a spiralized sweet potato kale salad that sort of happened by accident!!!

It’s simple.

If you have a spiralizer, you know how fun and easy it is to noodle-ify almost anything. You put the sweet potatoes through the sprializer, sauté them until soft, mix them into the kale to wilt it, and then add a delicious honey mustardy dressing. 

 

It’s healthy.

The health benefits of kale are undeniable. A well-loved and popular health food, kale is full of various vitamins and nutrients. Sweet potatoes are also a health food staple filled with vitamin C and other nutrients. 

 

It’s delicious.

You can’t go wrong with sweet potatoes. They add a delightful sweetness to anything. And with a tiny crunch from the slightly wilted kale, they’re just perfect. The honey mustard adds some flavor without overpowering the sweet potato-y yumminess.

 

Dijon Sweet Potato Kale Salad

  • 3-4 sweet potatoes (6 cups once spiralized)
  • 1-2 T olive oil
  • 6 cups chopped kale
  • 1/4 cup dijon mustard
  • 2 T honey
  • 3 cloves minced garlic
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 T apple cider vinegar
  • 1/2 cup roasted and salted pumpkin seeds

Wash and spiralize sweet potatoes. In a medium saucepan with steamer basket and one inch of water, steam the spiralized sweet potatoes for about 10 minutes, or until soft.

While the sweet potatoes cook, wash and chop the kale and make the honey mustard glaze. Combine mustard, honey, garlic, salt, and vinegar in a small bowl. Place the kale in a large bowl.

Once the sweet potatoes have finished cooking, mix them into the kale. Stir to combine, allowing the hot sweet potatoes to wilt the kale juuust a bit! Now pour the dressing over the salad and serve! Top with pumpkin seeds. 

 

Keeping it simple, healthy, and delicious!

Ali <3