Kale Sweet Potato Salad with Tahini Dressing:
I truly could not be more excited about today’s rainbow sweet potato kale salad recipe, because this is one of my staples! I have shared on my Instagram how there are so many recipes of mine that I make all the time, but have just never gotten around to photographing. This is one of those recipes. It’s funny because these recipes are some of my absolute favorite recipes, but they are not on the blog. With this said I have decided to make a concious effort to add more of my favorite recipes like this kale sweet potato salad with tahini dressing to The All Natural Vegan so that you can experience them too! However plenty of my staple recipes are still up on my blog. If you’re interested in checking them out, here are some of my staple recipes that I make almost weekly:
- Vegan Lasagna Soup
- Date Sweetened Brownies
- Rainbow Kale Salad
- Jackfruit Noodle Soup
- Winter Vegetable Risotto
How to make this Kale Sweet Potato Salad with Tahini Dressing:
A little fun fact about me is that my favorite food ever is sweet potatoes. In college (pre the all natural vegan days) I ate sweet potatoes drenched in tahini almost every single day! There’s something about the combo that is just out of this world delicious. But wait, it gets better! There’s more to love than just the traditional orange sweet potato. This kale sweet potato salad with tahini dressing actually features three types of sweet potatoes that all have their own unique flavors! You can find all of these sweet potatoes at Whole Foods, or any health grocery store.
This Rainbow Sweet Potato Salad is a favorite, because it is so simple! My favorite recipes are honestly the ones that don’t take long and don’t have too many ingredients. This sweet potato and kale salad is exactly that. You can find all the ingredients to this salad at most grocery stores, you just need a sheet ban, and maybe 5 minutes of prep time.
How to roast vegetables without oil:
Another fact about myself is that I never cook with oil. Why not? In my opinion oil adds unnecessary fat and calories to a meal. I personally am a volume eater. Over the years I have found that eating meals that are lower in calorie density work out better for me. This Kale Sweet Potato Salad with Tahini Dressing is the perfect healthy filling vegan salad for all my fellow volume eaters, because it is oil-free!
How to roast vegetables without oil? Let me introduce you to silicone baking mats my friends! I have been hooked on silicone baking mats since the first time I used them, because they work so well. All you have to do to roast your food without oil is place them on the baking mats and you are good to go! It is that simple! They made this roasted sweet potato and kale recipe incredibly easy and healthy.
Why I love this Rainbow Sweet Potato Salad:
Besides the fact that sweet potatoes are my favorite food, there are plenty of other reasons why I love this rainbow sweet potato salad! First, this sweet potato kale salad recipe is loaded with superfoods! I feel like in 2022 we all know why kale is good for us. However, let’s talk about sprouts! I recently started sprouting my own sprouts, and guys it has been a game-changer! It’s so cost efficient and sprouts are insanely healthy. I have been adding them to my meals constantly and I have been feeling amazing. There’s more to this healthy vegan salad than just kale and sprouts, this sweet potato kale salad with tahini dressing features purple sweet potatoes which are full of antioxidants! If you’re looking to add more nutrients to your meals, I always recommend looking for super colorful foods!
Best greens for healthy meal prep:
I talk about how I used to be a huge meal prepper back in college, because I was just making food for myself. Over the years of making plant based salad recipes I discovered what worked best and what did not. There were some salad recipes that I developed that I thought would store well in the fridge, but ended up getting soggy real quick. However after many salads I have become an expert salad meal prepper and I can tell you what works, and what does not work.
Kale is the answer! I am telling you that there is not a green that stores better in the fridge than kale. It is truly amazing! Not only will it not get soggy, but it will also absorb the flavors of the dressing and become super flavorful.
How to make vegan tahini dressing:
The vegan tahini dressing for this sweet potato kale salad recipe has to be one of my favorite dressings ever. I love tahini, so this isn’t saying much, but it is too delicious to not talk about! To make this tahini dressing you only need a few ingredients and a whisk. It is so simple! I do want to point out that you should be picky with your tahini, because some are truly horrendous, and others are pure liquid gold. Personally I love Soom, and Mighty Sesame Co.!
Ingredients for this Kale Sweet Potato Salad with Tahini Dressing:
- Garlic powder
- Purple sweet potatoes
- Japanese sweet potatoes
- Orange sweet potatoes
- Sesame seeds
Rainbow Sweet Potato Kale Salad
- 1-2 bunches curly kale depending on size
- 1 cup sprouts
- 1 orange sweet potato
- 1 Japanese sweet potato
- 1 purple sweet potato
- 1/3 cup tahini
- 1 lemon
- 2 tsp garlic powder
- 1 tbsp sesame seeds
- Begin by preheating your oven to 400.
- Chop all the sweet potatoes into half moons and add to the baking sheet. Place in the oven and bake for 25 minutes.
- In a large bowl add you washed kale (please wash your kale people!!). In a small bowl combine the tahini, lemon, garlic powder, and 3 tbsp of water. Whisk until smooth. Massage the dressing into the kale and add the sprouts.
- Once the sweet potatoes are done add them to the salad bowl and toss.
- Top with sesame seeds and enjoy!