Kale Salad with Roasted Sweet Potato


Last Updated on December 5, 2022

Fall-inspired kale salad with roasted sweet potatoes and sliced pear. This salad is loaded with feel-good ingredients, and can even be made a couple of days in advance for an easy meal prep!

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Kale Salad with Roasted Sweet Potatoes

The fall weather always has me craving all the kale salads. They’re so hearty and delicious, and can stay fresh in the fridge for 2-3 days.

This roasted sweet potato salad is mixed with sliced pears, dried cranberries, pumpkin seeds and crumbled feta cheese. It’s tossed in a simple honey dijon dressing, and truly tastes like fall in one bite.

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I love preparing this salad for a simple work week lunch. I usually top it with canned chickpeas, or any extra protein we have left from the night before.

It’s a delicious combination of sweet and savory!

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What you’ll need to make this fall salad

This salad is 100% customizable, so feel free to add in any additional ingredients! Here’s what you’ll need:

  • Kale
  • Pears- or apples would pair well too
  • Roasted sweet potato
  • Dried cranberries, for an added sweetness
  • Crumbled feta cheese, or goats cheese
  • Pumpkin seeds, or chopped walnuts for an added crunch
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The kale is massaged in a simple honey dijon dressing. Massaging it first in the dressing helps soften it, making it easier to chew and digest.

The flavors in this salad work so well together, and make for the perfect satisfying meal.

This salad is easy to make, flavorful, and the perfect fall recipe! I can’t wait for you guys to try it.

More kale salads you’ll love:

Chopped Kale Salad with Sesame Tahini Dressing

Balsamic Date Kale Salad with Fried Halloumi

Fall Harvest Kale Salad with Roasted Brussels Sprouts

Kale Salad with Roasted Sweet Potato and Pears

5 from 2 votes
Course: Gluten-Free, Salads


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  • 5 5 -6 oz chopped kale

  • 1 large 1 sweet potato

  • 1 1 pear, sliced or chopped

  • 1/2 cup 1/2 crumbled feta cheese

  • 1/3 cup 1/3 pumpkin seeds

  • 1/4 cup 1/4 dried cranberries

  • 1 tbsp 1 olive oil

  • 1/2 tsp 1/2 cinnamon

  • 1/2 tsp 1/2 salt

  • Honey Dijon Dressing
  • 1/4 cup 1/4 olive oil

  • 2 tbsp 2 lemon juice

  • 1 tbsp 1 balsamic vinegar

  • 1 tbsp 1 maple syrup

  • 1 tbsp 1 dijon mustard

  • 1 clove 1 garlic, crushed

  • Salt & pepper


  • Preheat the oven to 350 F
  • Chop the sweet potato into small cubes and toss it with the olive oil, cinnamon and salt. Bake for 35 minutes, flipping halfway through.
  • While that bakes, prepare the dressing by whisking the ingredients together, or shaking them in a jar.
  • Add the chopped kale to a large salad bowl and massage the dressing into the kale. Let that sit while the sweet potato cooks.
  • Once the sweet potato is ready, add it to the kale with the pumpkin seeds, feta, dried cranberries and pumpkin seeds.
  • Toss everything together to combine and enjoy. Leftovers will stay fresh in the fridge for up to 3 days.

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  1. Manpreet

    Absolutely delicious! The perfect salad – ate it all in one go, even though I made enough for leftovers. There’s crunch, sweetness, creaminess and tang. Perfectly balanced.

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