Thursday, November 19, 2015

Throw Back Thursday - Kale, Quinoa & Sweet Potato Salad

Happy Thursday!! GUESS WHAT TOMORROW IS FRIDAY?!?!?!?! Poor Thursday, no one cares about it, only that it's before Friday. WAIT not true, a lot of people get paid Thursday! See no feelings have been hurt in this ramble. Wow Destini you've been focusing a lot on the day of the weeks this week. Sorry guys. ANYWAYS....time for Throw Back Thursday

For anyone that is new to the blog, I had a old food blog that I have since said goodbye to, but didn't want to say goodbye to all the amazing recipes I posted on it. So every Thursday, I post one. This weeks is a beautiful Kale, Quinoa Sweet Potato Salad. It is vegan, gluten-free and full of deliciousness.


Ingredients: Yields: 6 servings
  • 1 cup of cooked quinoa. (I use a blend, red & white quinoa, also put low sodium vegetable bouillon in the water)
  • 1/2 cup of cubed sweet potato
  • 3 leafs of kale
  • 1/4 cup dried cranberries
  • 1/2 t garlic powder
  • 1/2 t chilli powder
  • 1tbsp EVOO
  • Dash of lemon juice
  • Sea Salt
Directions: Preheat oven to 400f, Toss the evoo, sweet potatoes, garlic & chilli powder in a bowl and mix until all the sweet potatoes are covered. Put on a metal baking pan and cook sweet potato for 20-30min, tossing half way through. While the sweet potato is cooking, take the kale and remove the ribs from the leaves. Roll up the kale and cut into bunches, place in a strainer. Boil a cup of water and poor over the kale in the strainer. Remove the kale from the strainer and I will usually put them back in the pot(no longer on the oven), toss it with a dash of lemon juice and some sea salt, cover with the lid slightly off.
After everything is cooked, mix all ingredients in a large bowl!
Dressing:
  • 1/2 cup balsamic vinegar
  • 2T olive oil
  • 1/2 lemon, squeezed
  • 1/4 lime, squeezed
  • 1t sea salt
Directions: Mix all ingredients together until smooth.
Pour that dressing all over the salad and serve warm. It also tastes good cold, but I like it slightly warm.
What is your favourite type of salad?

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