Recipe by Matt D
"A bright contrast in flavors makes this salad a favorite among friends and family. The yams have a subtle sweetness that pairs nicely with the caramelized onions and kale."
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jewel yams, cut into 1-inch cubes
salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste
kale, torn into bite-sized pieces
red wine vinegar
chopped fresh thyme
I joined allrecipes.com just so I could rate this incredible recipe. I made it exactly as printed and I will make it again and again! Yam and kale are big favorites in our home, but we haven't put them together until now. Delicious!
The garlic put in at the same time as the onion became terribly bitter. Once the vinegar is added to the kale and yams when mixing recipe together at end of preparation, it renders the yams mushy. The taste was OK, but a warning to anyone making this recipe, add the garlic in with the kale instead of caramelizing it with the onion. Another tip would be to add the vinegar to the kale before tossing with the yams.
Delicious, and made even better, in my opinion, by adding a liberal amount of crumbled goat cheese on top when serving. I did it to add protein so as to make this salad a complete dinner, but found that it added an amazing depth of flavor to the whole combination.
My family did not like this that much, but I loved it enough not to care. I used packaged, torn kale which is usually tougher and more bitter so I will try again maybe with a different green hoping to make them like this. I could not get enough-and the kids did pick out the sweet potato and ate it so it wasn't a total flop (yes, I do know there is a difference between yam and sweet potato but I don't think the difference is enough to search out the yams instead of using a sweet potato:-) ).
We have been trying lots of dishes with Kale as we have a bumper crop this year. This salad was great and a nice side to prep ahead to make the dinner rush a bit less rushed. Unique and delicious! My meat-i-vour husband thought that bacon would be needed to make it acceptable, but once he tasted it his comment was "it could almost have used more kale"!
Same for me, Phynn! I joined JUST so I could rave about how yummy this salad is. I used sweet potatoes and fresh kale (cooked so it was just barely wilted). The flavor and texture contrasts make this super healthy salad a fun new addition to my clean eating menu. I'm so psyched to have discovered another clean meal that's full of nutrients and FAR from boring. Wicked easy to make too...I'll be making this ALL summer!
I made this last year and it was a huge hit. The only change I made was that I use balsamic vinegar because that is what I had on hand. I wouldn't change a thing. I never saved the recipe and could not remember where I found. Imagine my elation when I ran across it just now. I will be making this again tomorrow. I think a small slice of meatloaf next to this will go well.
Great recipe! I had to cook both the potatoes and kale a bit longer. I omitted the thyme and used balsamic vinegar because that is what I had.
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Roasted Yam and Kale Salad
Serving Size: 1/6 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 6
Amount Per Serving
** Calories: 274
** Calories from Fat: 68
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