Beautifying Sweet Potato Kale Salad With Grapefruit Vinaigrette

October 4, 2022
There’s nothing more refreshing than a leafy green salad with a bright and bursting-with-flavor vinaigrette. This kale salad is a go-to all-season lunch of mine—meal prepped ahead of time and ready to fill me up during the busyness of the work week.
sweet potato kale salad in a white dish

Beautifying Sweet Potato Kale Salad With Grapefruit Vinaigrette

Recipe Type: Detox Salads
utensils YIELDS 6 servings
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  • 1 10oz bag of kale
  • 1 red onion
  • 1 can chickpeas
  • 2 sweet potatoes
  • 1/2 tsp pepper
  • 1 tsp salt
  • ¼ tsp paprika
  • ½ tsp garlic powder
  • 1 T olive oil
  • Grapefruit Vinaigrette
  • ½ cup grapefruit juice (freshly squeezed)
  • ¼ cup olive oil
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ¼ tsp pepper flakes
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1. Preheat the oven to 425°F.

2. Chop up red onion into slivers.

3. Chop up sweet potatoes into cubes.

4. Drain chickpeas and pat dry.

5. Pour sweet potatoes, red onions, and chickpeas onto a sheet pan. Mix with salt, pepper, paprika, garlic powder, and olive oil.

6. Bake for 30 minutes until crispy, stirring every 10 minutes to avoid burning.

7. Prepare the vinaigrette: Juice one grapefruit and place in a blender along with the olive oil, salt, and pepper flakes.

8. Blend until emulsified. 

9. Massage the kale with the grapefruit vinaigrette and salt to taste.

10. Mix in red onion, sweet potato, and chickpeas.


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Dana Drosdick
Dana is a marketer living in Saratoga Springs, NY with a passion for all things related to stewardship, faith, wellness, and personal enrichment. Her work has been featured in various Chicken Soup for the Soul anthologies, The Odyssey Online, and The Banner Magazine. Follow her at @danadrosdick on Instagram for foodie trends, her latest book recommendations, and far too many photos of clementines.


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