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Sweet potato, chickpea and kale salad

40 minsServes 4Ingredients:2 sweet potato, diced, about 3 cups1 400g can chickpeas, drained and rinsed1 tsp smoked paprika1 tsp cinnamon3 tbsp olive oil3 cups kale, destemmed, torn into small pieces1 lemon, juiced1 orange, peeled and cut into segments1 cucumber, cut into quarter slices¼ cup dill, fresh1/3 cup flat leaf parsley, fresh1/3 cup mint, fresh¼ cup pink pickled onions (link) or 1 small red onion, finely sliced⅓ cup toasted almonds, roughly chopped⅓ cup pistachios roughly chopped100g feta4 tbsp Greek yoghurt1 tsp honey½ tsp salt½ tsp pepper
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Sweet potato, chickpea and kale salad.

Serves 4| Ready in 40 mins
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This mediterranean inspired salad with roasted, spiced sweet potato with crispy chickpeas, kale, orange, cucumber, feta, nuts, fresh herbs and pickled onions and served with a yoghurt honey dressing is a salad that ticks all the flavour boxes. Yummm!

Sweet potato, chickpea and kale salad.

If there’s one thing the world needs more of it’s sweet potato salad recipes. It’s delicious, versatile and goes with so many other yummy things. My take on a sweet potato salad is mediterranean inspired using chickpeas, smoked paprika, cinnamon and paired with orange segments that burst with flavour.

There’s so much to love about this salad, it’s so nourishing and is honestly one of my all time favourites. I’ll take it to a BBQ, meal prep it for work lunches, simply serve it with a piece of grilled chicken - the options are endless! A little food styling tip for salads, keep aside a little of each ingredient to top with after tossing all ingredients together.

What you need to make Sweet potato, chickpea and kale salad

A display of ingredients including feta, pistachios, parsley, kale, mint, yoghurt, salt, lemon, chickpeas, onion, orange, cucumber, sweet potato and olive oil
Sweet potato
Star of the show
Canned chickpeas
A great source of plant protein
Spices
Smoked paprika and cinnamon
Olive oil
For roasting and softening the kale
Kale
For flavour and texture
Citrus
Lemon and orange
Cucumber
For a crisp juicy texture
Herbs
Dill, parsley and mint
Red pickled onions
Or fresh red onion as a substitution
Nuts
Toasted almonds and pistachios
Feta
For a tangy crumble
Greek yoghurt
For the dressing
Honey
A sweet element for the dressing

How to make Sweet potato, chickpea and kale salad

Sweet potato being added to a roasting pan
1. Roast sweet potato

Preheat oven to 200 F / 390 F. On a lined baking tray, add sweet potato with a drizzle of olive oil, salt and pepper, toss to combine, roast for 20 minutes.

Chickpeas and sweet potato being added to a roasting pan
2. Roast chickpeas

Move the sweet potato to one side then add the chickpeas, scatter over cinnamon and smoked paprika over sweet potato and chickpeas, then over the chickpeas a drizzle of olive oil, salt and pepper, stir to combine then and roast for another 10-15 minutes until sweet potatoes are tender and caramelised, set aside to cool for a few minutes

Kale being added to a bowl, hands are scrunching the kale
3. Soften the kale

Meanwhile, add kale and onions (if not using pickled onions), drizzle with 1/2 lemon juice and 1 tbsp olive oil, scrunch with clean hands to soften the kale

A jar with dressing ingredients,  yoghurt, salt, olive oil and lemon
4. Make the dressing

In a jar, add yoghurt, honey, remaining ½ lemon juice, 1 tbsp olive oil and a pinch of salt and pepper, tighten the lid and shake to emulsify

A bowl of salad ingredients including cucumber, orange, sweet potato, mint, almonds and pistachios
5. Assemble the salad

Add sweet potato, chickpeas, cucumber, orange, pickled onions, herbs and almonds to a bowl. - Note keep aside a small about of each ingredient for decorating after the salad has been tossed together

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Frequently asked questions & tips for Sweet potato, chickpea and kale salad.

Can I make this dairy free?
Yes, swap feta for a dairy free cheese, greek yoghurt for oat or coconut yoghurt.
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Sweet potato, chickpea and kale salad.

Cook Time
30 mins
Prep Time
10 mins
Serves
4
This mediterranean inspired salad with roasted, spiced sweet potato with crispy chickpeas, kale, orange, cucumber, feta, nuts, fresh herbs and pickled onions and served with a yoghurt honey dressing is a salad that ticks all the flavour boxes. Yummm!
  • 2 sweet potato, diced, about 3 cups
  • 1 400g can chickpeas, drained and rinsed
  • 1 tsp smoked paprika
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 3 tbsp olive oil
  • 3 cups kale, destemmed, torn into small pieces
  • 1 lemon, juiced
  • 1 orange, peeled and cut into segments
  • 1 cucumber, cut into quarter slices
  • ¼ cup dill, fresh
  • 1/3 cup flat leaf parsley, fresh
  • 1/3 cup mint, fresh
  • ¼ cup pink pickled onions (link) or 1 small red onion, finely sliced
  • ⅓ cup toasted almonds, roughly chopped
  • ⅓ cup pistachios roughly chopped
  • 100g feta
  • 4 tbsp Greek yoghurt
  • 1 tsp honey
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ½ tsp pepper
Category - Salads
Cuisine - Mediterranean inspired
Skill Level - Super easy
Other categories -
Vegetarian, Sides
Nutritional information
Calories 529.5 kcal26%
Carbohydrates 54.1 g18%
Sodium 958.5 mg42%
Magnesium 134.8 mg34%
Protein 18.2 g36%
Sugar 13.1 g15%
Calcium 348.5 mg35%
Vitamin A 379%
Fat 29.2 g45%
Fiber 13.6 g54%
Iron 4.5 mg25%
Vitamin C 63%

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