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The West Seattle Sweet Potato and Kale Bowl Recipe
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The West Seattle Sweet Potato and Kale Bowl

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"This recipe makes for a nice, robust bowl of food you can feel good about eating. We often eat sweet potato and black bean burritos, but wanted to challenge ourselves to add some leafy greens we had from the West Seattle Farmer's Market. This is the result."

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  • PREP

    15 mins
  • COOK

    1 hr

    1 hr 15 mins


  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C).
  2. Bring water and salt to a boil in a pot; add barley. Reduce heat to low and cover the pot; cook until water is absorbed and barley is softened, about 20 minutes.
  3. Toss sweet potatoes with olive oil and Cajun seasoning in a bowl; spread onto a baking sheet.
  4. Roast sweet potatoes in the preheated oven for 15 minutes; flip and continue cooking until tender, about 10 minutes more.
  5. Combine black beans and coconut milk in a saucepan over medium heat; cook, stirring occasionally, until heated through and coconut milk thickens, 7 to 10 minutes.
  6. Heat canola oil in a skillet over medium-high heat; saute kale until slightly wilted, about 5 minutes. Divide kale between 2 plates. Spoon barley over kale; top with black bean mixture and sweet potatoes.
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Jul 14, 2014

I made this recipe using what I had on-hand: kale, barley supplemented by quinoa, lite coconut milk, black beans and sweet potatoes. It was good and filling, if a little boring. I will try the recipe again and experiment with spices that might enliven this healthy dish.

Oct 11, 2014

We've had this twice now. It's quite tasty but it does need more spice - I double the cajun seasoning and add generous salt and pepper. The serving size is REALLY off though. This would easily feed 4 or 5 adults as a main course. I'm not sure who could eat this in 2 servings!


6 Ratings

May 09, 2015

Quite tasty and great choice for vegans. The recipe actually makes enough food for four healthy servings. With that in mind, the nutritional values would be cut in half -- roughly 500 calories per serving and what one expects for a meal.

May 05, 2015

This recipe definitely makes enough for 4 people. I did salt and pepper the kale as it cooked. I also added hot sauce to mine....perfect!

May 04, 2015

A great way to get a full days salt and carbs in one simple meal. Otherwise, meeting half a days calories w/ one meal is quite efficient.


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  • Calories
  • 999 kcal
  • 50%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 153.6 g
  • 50%
  • Cholesterol
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Fat
  • 29.8 g
  • 46%
  • Fiber
  • 44.4 g
  • 178%
  • Protein
  • 39.6 g
  • 79%
  • Sodium
  • 2127 mg
  • 85%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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