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The Pantry Capsule: Warm Kale & Sweet Potato Salad

Warm salads are so great for dinner, they make you feel full and happy when maybe a cold salad won't do. Either way this salad will satisfy. Gluten Free, Dairy Free & Vegetarian.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time40 mins
Total Time45 mins
Course: lunch, Salad, Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: kale salad, potato salad, sweet potato salad
Servings: 5 servings
Calories: 486kcal
Author: Jen Pinkston


  • 5-6 cups of kale chopped
  • 2 sweet potatoes peeled if you desire, cubed
  • ¼ teaspoon
  • Pinch of pepper
  • 2 tablespoon oil ‘
  • 1 cup cooked quinoa lentils, rice, or couscous can work as well
  • Optional:
  • 1 can chickpeas drained and rinsed
  • ¾ cup nuts or dried fruit


  • ½ cup coconut milk canned
  • ¼ cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • 3 tablespoon mustard I used dijon
  • 3 tablespoons honey to taste
  • 2 tablespoons vinegar I used apple cider
  • 1 clove garlic pressed or minced or ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • ¼  teaspoon fine sea salt
  • Pinch of pepper


  • Set oven to 400 degrees.
  • Prepare quinoa (or other grain)
  • Spread potatoes on a baking sheet, evenly drizzle oil over, and sprinkle salt and pepper. Roast for 20-30 minutes until cooked through.
  • Remove kale from stem, chop and place in a large bowl.
  • Combine dressing ingredients and whisk well.
  • Allow sweet potatoes to cool for 5-8 minutes, then add to quinoa along with quinoa.
  • Add nuts, dried fruit or chickpeas if using.
  • Pour dressing over and toss.


I like to add the grains and potatoes while they are still warm. This can also just be refrigerated and served cold.
Dressing is a creamy yet zingy play on honey mustard, the recipe yields 1 ½ cups and keeps for up to 2 weeks, may need to be thawed to room temp if coconut milk solidifies and shaken or re-whisked.


Calories: 486kcal | Carbohydrates: 41g | Protein: 10g | Fat: 34g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Sodium: 398mg | Potassium: 759mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 13g | Vitamin A: 14071IU | Vitamin C: 82mg | Calcium: 147mg | Iron: 4mg