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March 15, 2018

by Alyssa Rimmer

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!

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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.

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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!

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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!

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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!

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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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Ingredients

for the sweet potato

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

for the salad

  • 1 bunch lacinato kale finely sliced
  • 2 cups shredded cabbage
  • 1 bell pepper finely sliced
  • 1 15oz can chickpeas, drained & rinsed
  • 1/4 cup diced green onion
  • 1 batch spicy thai almond butter dressing
  • 1/4 cup roasted peanuts optional

Instructions

  • 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!

Notes

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

Nutrition

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

 

 

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Hey there, I’m Alyssa Rimmer, a certified Holistic Nutritionist, yoga-lover, dog mom, and founder of Simply Quinoa. It’s nice to meet you! I created SQ as a way to provide solutions for women just like me, who were struggling to find helpful information about how to live a healthy and fulfilled life. My hope is that you will find inspiration here on SQ – in my story, in my recipes, in the hundreds of wellness articles, and in our amazing community. Welcome!

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  1. 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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