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Kale and Sweet Potato Salad

A shredded kale salad with roasted sweet potatoes, crushed croutons, and shaved parmesan cheese dressed in a lemon-garlic vinaigrette.
Course main, Main dish, side
Cuisine American
Prep Time 45 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 10 minutes
Servings 4 - 6
Calories 310kcal



  • ½ cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • ¼ cup fresh lemon juice
  • 3 small cloves garlic minced
  • ½ tsp coarse salt
  • Pinch red pepper flakes

Roasted sweet potatoes:

  • 2 medium sweet potatoes peeled and cut into ½ inch cubes
  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • ½ teaspoon salt


  • 2 cups ciabatta bread cut into ½ inch cubes
  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • ¼ teaspoon salt


  • 1 large bunch kale ribs removed, sliced/shredded
  • Parmesan cheese shavings for garnish


  • Combine all dressing ingredients and mix until completely combined. Place kale in a large bowl and pour half the dressing over it, tossing to coat. Add more dressing if desired (I used all but ¼ cup of dressing). Refrigerate dressed salad for several hours to allow the flavors to blend.
  • Meanwhile, preheat oven to 375°F. Combine diced sweet potatoes, 2 tablespoons olive oil, and ½ teaspoon salt. Place on a rimmed baking sheet. and bake for about 25 minutes, until cooked through, tossing once or twice during the baking time.
  • Place the bread cubes on a rimmed baking sheet, drizzle with 2 tablespoons olive oil, and ¼ teaspoon salt. Bake at 375° for about 15 minutes, until toasted, tossing once during the cooking time. Once the croutons have cooled, place them in a large zip-top plastic bag, and crush the croutons until they are coarse crumbs (I crushed them using the back of a metal measuring cup). Set aside.


  • Combine dressed kale, sweet potatoes (warm or cold, your preference), and crushed croutons. Shave parmesan cheese over each serving.


Inspired by True Food Kitchen


Calories: 310kcal | Carbohydrates: 14g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 27g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Sodium: 561mg | Potassium: 215mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 7095IU | Vitamin C: 12.9mg | Calcium: 43mg | Iron: 0.8mg