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March 15, 2018

by Alyssa

Thai Superfood Kale Salad with Sweet Potatoes & Chickpeas

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This superfood kale salad is topped with roasted sweet potatoes, chickpeas and tossed in a creamy Thai almond butter dressing. It's high in fiber, high in protein, and so tasty!

superfood kale salad with spicy thai almond butter sauce

Time for some salad! A superfood salad with ALL the fixins, of course!

Since I posted about my 6 staple salad dressing recipes (all of which happen to be vegan), I've been wanting to create some new recipes for you to use those dressings. By now I'm sure you know the thousands of way I use tahini in my everyday life, and that spicy lemon olive oil is on an every other day rotation (at least) in our house. But the almond butter? That one is a bit more tricky.

how to make a superfood kale salad with thai almond butter sauce

how to make a superfood kale salad with almond butter sauce

So here's what we're gonna do:

We're gonna make an epic kale salad and load it up. Crunchy purple cabbage, sweet red bell peppers, tender roasted sweet potatoes, fiber-rich chickpeas, and an extra bite from green onions. Topped with some salty peanuts and all tossed with our spicy (and creamy) Thai almond butter sauce.

You could say it's salad perfection and I wouldn't argue!

superfood kale salad with sweet potatoes & chickpeas

I've found one of the keys to making a loaded kale salad is to actually let the salad sit for a bit. Even overnight if you can.

Since kale is a somewhat tough veggie, and it takes a bit to break down the cell walls, letting your salad marinate will make it easier to eat, easier to digest and more flavorful. Winning all around, I'd say!

superfood kale salad with a creamy almond butter dressing

I've also realized something about myself through all these salad trials: I L-O-V-E a salad that is piled high with goodies. The more add-ins the better!

Sweet potatoes are a must, especially when they're soft, roasted and golden brown.

Something crunchy…definitely.
Something sweet…always.
Plant-based protein…necessary.
And something creamy…forever ♡

This salad has it all and I know you're going to love it!

High in fiber, high in protein, filled with healthy fats and packed with superfoods. It's filling, hearty, comforting, cozy and makes you feel amazing!

easy superfood kale salad with thai almond butter dressing

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Thai Superfood Kale Salad with Sweet Potatoes & Chickpeas

This superfood kale salad is topped with roasted sweet potatoes, chickpeas and tossed in a creamy Thai almond butter dressing. It's high in fiber, high in protein, and so tasty! 
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 341kcal
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superfood kale salad with spicy thai almond butter sauce
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for the sweet potato

  • 3 cups diced sweet potato
  • 1 tablespoon oil
  • Salt & pepper to taste

for the salad


  • Preheat the oven to 400ºF. Toss sweet potatoes with oil, salt and pepper. Roast on a baking sheet for 30 minutes, tossing halfway through.
  • While the sweet potatoes are roasting, add all the veggies into a large bowl. Top with sweet potatoes and almond butter dressing and toss to combine. Place in the fridge for at least 30 minutes to marinate.
  • Serve in bowls, top with peanuts and enjoy!


Dressing link: https://www.simplyquinoa.com/6-staple-homemade-vegan-salad-dressings/


Calories: 341kcal | Carbohydrates: 35g | Protein: 8g | Fat: 20g | Saturated Fat: 10g | Cholesterol: 40mg | Sodium: 557mg | Fiber: 9g | Sugar: 8g



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  1. This recipe is a crowd pleaser! I only did 1/2 tsp sriracha in the dressing, and I used peanut butter instead of almond butter, since that’s what I had. I accidentally left out the cabbage, but I ended up making rice and combining that with the salad instead. Ohhh myyyy so tasty and satisfying! Even my picky 6 year old ate it!

  2. roast sweet potatoes 30 minutes, marinade (with roasted sweet potatoes) 30 minutes = 60 minutes – not 45 minutes

  3. SO hungry now, even though I’ve already had dinner hours ago! LOL! I love the combination of the green onions, sweet potatoes, sesame seeds, and Thai almond butter dressing!


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