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Sweet Potato Quinoa Kale Salad - BEST kale salad. I love the roasted sweet potatoes and the citrus miso dressing. I add this to meal prep and make for dinner all the time! Vegan.

Sweet Potato Kale Salad

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  • Author: The Fitchen
  • Total Time: 40 minutes
  • Yield: Serves 6 as a side 1x


This sweet potato quinoa kale salad recipe is healthy food meets comfort food. Chopped kale, smokey roasted sweet potatoes, quinoa, sunflower seeds, and a thick miso citrus dressing to wrap it all up. Perfect for lunch, dinner, or meal prep!



For the Salad

  • 3 sweet potatoes, wedged
  • 4 cups kale, chopped
  • 2 cups quinoa, cooked
  • 1/4 cup sunflower seeds
  • 2 Tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon chipotle powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne

For the Dressing

  • 3 Tablespoons yellow miso
  • 3 Tablespoons orange juice
  • 3 Tablespoons maple syrup
  • 2 Tablespoons tamari or soy sauce
  • 1 Tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 Tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1/4 teaspoon ginger powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes


For the Salad

  1. Preheat oven to 375º and line a baking sheet with parchment. Spread sweet potatoes evenly on the pan. Drizzle olive oil and sprinkle seasonings over top. Stir the sweet potatoes to coat as evenly as possible. Bake 30 minutes, stirring halfway for even baking. (While sweet potatoes are baking, you can mix the dressing! Instructions below.)
  2. Wash kale thoroughly and dry. De-stem the leaves and chop roughly. I like to chop my kale quite small so it's easier to chew and digest. Add to a large bowl and set aside.
  3. Once sweet potatoes are done cooking, allow them to cool for a few minutes. Add quinoa, sweet potatoes, and sunflower seeds to the bowl of kale. Pour in dressing and mix thoroughly to combine.

For the Dressing

  1. In a 16 oz. mason jar, combine miso, orange juice, syrup, tamari, oil, lemon juice, ginger powder, and red pepper flakes. Shake until well combined.
  • Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Cook Time: 30 mins
  • Category: Side Dish


  • Calories: 287
  • Sugar: 11 g
  • Sodium: 581 mg
  • Fat: 13 g
  • Saturated Fat: 1 g
  • Unsaturated Fat: 12 g
  • Trans Fat: 0 g
  • Carbohydrates: 38 g
  • Fiber: 5 g
  • Protein: 7 g
  • Cholesterol: 0 mg