Thursday, 06 October 2016 15:55

Warm Quinoa, Sweet Potato and Kale Salad

I made this for Thanksgiving Dinner one year.  It was a hit, but they told me they missed the traditional stuffing and potatoes.  Change is good, but maybe for my family not so good if I omit the tradition items too.  Lesson learned.  LOL  I just make both.  

 

Warm Quinoa, Sweet Potato, and Kale Salad

1/2 cup quinoa cooked in one cup of broth or water

2 sweet potatoes, peeled and roasted in the oven till soft at 350C for about 50 minutes.
(I sprinkled cardamom on mine)

1 red onion
4 cloves of garlic
1 tsp grated ginger root
1 tbsp coconut oil
Saute above ingredients till soft

Wash and chop into large pieces 6-8 large leaves of Kale.

Assemble the cooked quinoa, cooked sweet potatoes and sauteed onion, garlic and ginger root in a roasting pan, I used a square stone. Mix in the raw kale and add about 4- 8 tbsp of apple cider vinegar, 4-8 tbsp of olive oil or melted coconut oil, 1/4 cup of maple syrup. You can add more spice if you like such as cinnamon, cardamom and cloves and/or nutmeg. I added some epicure Thai seasoning this time.

Throw in the oven at 350C till the kale is softened through. I actually turned it down to about 200 and let it sit for about an hour till dinner was ready.

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