I was looking to try out something light, yet filling. I’d been craving something with savory and citrus flavors. Since this craving would not leave my mind I had to get in the kitchen and create something to remedy it. Now you all know that my kid’s are SUPER PICKY…..so who know’s how this is going to go over with them. But hey every now and again I deserve for it to be about ME and my taste buds.
With that being said………let’s dive in.
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- 1 large organic sweet potato
- 1 cup organic quinoa
- 1 tablespoon avocado oil
- 1/2 teaspoons organic garlic powder, onion powder and black pepper
- Juice of 2 organic limes
- 3 teaspoons liquid amino
- 2 cups of organic kale (cut into bite size pieces)
- Preheat the oven to 425 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper ( I am all about easy clean up.)
- Peel and chop the sweet potato in small, bite-sized pieces. Drizzle a teaspoon of your oil over the sweet potatoes. Toss to coat. Place your sweet potatoes on your baking sheet and roast for 20 – 25 minutes until tender, stirring half way through so as not to burn them.
- While my sweet potatoes are cooking, cook your quinoa according to package instructions.
- Once your sweet potatoes and quinoa are done just set aside and allow them to cool while we continue on.
- In a skillet over medium heat add your remaining oil, then kale, seasonings, and liquid amino. You’re going to sautee for 3-5 minutes until your kale is tender and fully incorporated with all your flavor’s.
- In a large bowl add your quinoa, kale, sweet potatoes, and lime juice. Gently toss to get everything evenly mixed and fully incorporated with all the flavor’s.
This recipe was surprisingly a big hit with my kid’s……who used say that they don’t like quinoa or sweet potatoes. Until now that is. I think it’s the savory and citrus flavor’s together that won them over. Whatever the reason I’m just happy that those picky taste buds enjoyed this as much as I did.
This recipe serves 4
I hope you will give this recipe a try and enjoy it as much we did.
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11 thoughts on “Warm Citrus Quinoa Sweet Potato & Kale Salad”
How’ve you been?
I’ve never eaten quinoa before, I remember reading an article about how it’s an excellent substitute for rice, for those seeking to reduce their carbs consumption. Same for kale, the recipe book in my smoothie maker has mixes that include kale. I wonder what it tastes like.
Salads are always a great idea, tasty and healthy. Thank you for sharing this.
All is well, thank you for asking. How are you?
Quinoa is great especially when seasoned well! It really is a great substitute for rice.
Now kale in smoothies taste fantastic. I like strawberry, mango, kale, and banana….oh so good. All you taste is the fruit. If you make a smoothie from your book….let me know if you enjoyed it or not.
Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful week! ☺
I’m fine, thanks dear. 🙂
i have been eating a lot of quinoa lately and love it. Kale is my favorite green veggie so I might just have to try this!
You can do a lot with quinoa. I like that it’s light and takes on whatever flavor you desire.
We eat a lot of kale and spinach in my household as a matter of fact we had kale with dinner tonight!
What a great combination! Citrus, quinoa, potato, kale – all healthy!
mmm. . . this looks delicious.
Thank you ☺
This is so healthy! It looks so yummy too; I must try to make it!! Thank you for the share!
Thank you!!! ☺