Recipe // Kale, Brussels Sprouts, & Sweet Potato Salad

Kale Brussels Sprouts and Sweet Potato Salad recipe

* Recipe by guest contributor Laney Schwartz, creator of Life is But a Dish

I feel like you guys could use a new salad recipe in your life.

I know in parts of the country it’s literally ZERO degrees outside, but that doesn’t mean you still can’t eat well! Sometimes a healthy, hearty salad is just what you need to brighten up those cold winter days.

This salad is AWESOME.

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Using whole, one ingredient foods makes this a nutritious and delicious option for any day of the week! What in the world are one ingredient foods you ask? Seems so simple, yet surprisingly not a lot of people know!

A one ingredient food is exactly what it sounds like. It’s a food with one single ingredient. For example, when you hold an apple in your hand, or a sweet potato, or a blueberry, it only has one name to describe it. Nothing added. It just is what it is.

Kale Brussels Sprouts Sweet Potato Salad recipe

When I buy a bag of almonds and I look at the list of ingredients guess what it says?

Almonds.

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It even feels good to read! The more whole, one ingredient foods you put in your body, the easier you will digest them, the more access your body will have to those nutrients, and the healthier you can be. Eat good. Feel good. And this salad is the ticket!

Ingredients…

* 1 large sweet potato, small dice
* 2 tablespoons olive oil
* 1/2 teaspoon salt
* 1/4 teaspoon pepper
* 1 bunch kale, about 4-5 cups – stems removed and julienned (I used the dark green Lacinato Kale)
* 16 ounces of brussels sprouts, thinly sliced
* 1/2 cup sliced almonds
* 1/4 cup currants
* 1/2 cup quinoa, cooked

Lemon Dressing…

* 1/4 cup freshly squeezed lemon juice
* 1 teaspoon lemon zest
* 2 teaspoons dijon mustard
* 1 tablespoon shallot, minced
* 1/2 teaspoon salt
* 1/4 cup olive oil

* For the full recipe, go to: Kale, Brussels Sprouts, and Sweet Potato Salad

* Try these other amazing salad recipes too! Shaved Brussels Sprouts Salad with Peanuts, Cranberries, & Parmesan and/or Arugula, Apple, and Avocado Salad.

Enjoy!

 

Hi, I'm Laney! Home cook, mom, wife, workout junkie, and ultra crazy food lover! Creator of Life is but a Dish - a space where you will get a sneak peek into my world which mainly consists of food, family, and friends. Join me on this wonderful journey called life, one dish at a time. Find me on Instagram at lifeisbutadish

1 Comment

  • MA

    February 20, 2015 |

    Love all those ingredients, especially the almonds and sweet potatoes. 🙂