Kale Sweet Potato Salad

kale sweet potato salad with goat cheese

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Have you ever tried Kale Sweet Potato Salad? Kale always makes me feel like I am very healthy and intentional about my nutrients, which while pregnant is very important. 

Kale is not a go-to ingredient in our home, but it is fun on an occasion and who doesn’t love home-made crunchy Kale chips

I have heard that people tenderize their kale, some soak it in salty water for hours to help soften, remove dirt and get rid of some bitterness in the leaves, so if you have time or interest in that step, it’s always a possibility. 

I usually just wash and dry it with paper towels and unlike with other salads that I wait until guests arrive to dress it; in the kale case I dress it right away. This allows your dressing to make your kale taste softer and more tender.  And the best part is, kale just doesn’t get soggy! 

Let’s begin! 

Kale Sweet Potato Salad

Kale Sweet Potato Salad Recipe Ingredients

cutting sweet potatoes to roast for Kale Sweet Potato Salad

Ingredients:

1 bag kale 
2 medium sweet potatoes (cubed and roasted) 
1 green apple 
1/2 cup pecans
1/2 cup golden raisins ( or cranberries) 
1/2 cup goat cheese 

Dressing:

1/3 cup olive oil 
4 Tbsp apple cider vinegar
2 tsp maple syrup
1 tsp dijon mustard
minced garlic 
salt 
pepper 

Cubed sweet potatoes

Instructions: 

1. Roast sweet potatoes. Peel and cube sweet potatoes . Toss with olive oil, maple syrup, salt and pepper. Place on a lined with foil baking sheet and bake until ready (20 minutes) at 350F.

roasting sweet potatoes

2. Rinse, dry and chop kale. Place in a large bowl.

Kale and sweet potatoes

3. Make your dressing – mix together olive oil, apple cider vinegar, mustard, maple syrup, garlic, salt and pepper and set aside.

4. Drizzle your kale with dressing and toss well with a fork or a spatula.

Making Kale sweet potato salad

Kale, roasted sweet potatoes and pecans

5. Start adding your toppings: sweet potatoes, raisins, pecans, chopped apples and crumbled goat cheese.

kale, sweet potatoes, pecans and green apples

6. Serve and enjoy!

adding raisins to kale and sweet potato salad

I think this fall salad would serve as a great starter before you serve a soup or a main course. If you need a great idea for a cozy soup, I recently made a wonderful butternut squash soup that didn’t require a lot of energy! 

top kale salad with goat cheese

Kale Sweet Potato Salad

Kale Sweet Potato Salad

Yield: 6-8
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 bag kale 
  • 2 medium sweet potatoes (cubed and roasted) 
  • 1 green apple 
  • 1/2 cup pecans
  • 1/2 cup golden raisins ( or cranberries) 
  • 1/2 cup goat cheese 
  • 1/3 cup olive oil 
  • 4 Tbsp apple cider vinegar
  • 2 tsp maple syrup
  • 1 tsp dijon mustard
  • 1 tsp minced garlic 
  • salt 
  • pepper 

Instructions

  1. Roast sweet potatoes. Peel and cube sweet potatoes . Toss with olive oil, maple syrup, salt and pepper. Place on a lined with foil baking sheet and bake until ready (20 minutes) at 350F.
  2. Rinse, dry and chop kale. Place in a large bowl.
  3. Make your dressing – mix together olive oil, apple cider vinegar, mustard, maple syrup, garlic, salt and pepper and set aside.
  4. Drizzle your kale with dressing and toss well with a fork or a spatula.
  5. Start adding your toppings: sweet potatoes, raisins, pecans, chopped apples and crumbled goat cheese.
  6. Serve and enjoy!
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