Sweet Potato and Kale salad with California Prunes

Recipe by: Bella Bucchiotti

A healthy and delicious salad featuring California Prunes that makes for a great lunch, snack, side dish or meal!

Bone-building Recipe

The bone-loving vegetables of fall: Kale is a good source of bone-mineralizing magnesium and calcium, and vitamin K for bone metabolism support. Sweet potatoes are rich in beta-carotene, which the body can convert into vitamin A. Vitamin A is essential for bone growth and development, and the maintenance of the bones tissue. But wait there’s more: feta supplies another dose of calcium, while bone-building mineral-packed California Prunes complete the package!

Servings: 6 servings
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Ingredients

  • 4 sweet potatoes
  • 1 red onion, sliced thin
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • ½ teaspoon coarse black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
  • 4 cups chopped kale
  • 12 California Prunes, (whole or chopped)
  • 1 cup feta cheese crumbles
  • ½ cup pomegranate
  • 3 Sprigs fresh mint, chopped
  • ¼ cup roasted chickpeas

Dressing

  • ¼ cup pomegranate juice
  • ¼ cup apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • ½ cup Dijon mustard
  • ½ cup sour cream
  • ¼ cup mayonnaise
  • 2 teaspoon garlic, minced

Bone-boosting, plant-based swap: Swap feta cheese for tofu cubes to pack a calcium punch and good dose of bone-strengthening protein.

Directions

  1. Preheat the oven to 400°F.
  2. Peel potatoes and cut into ½” cubes. Add to a large mixing bowl and toss with olive oil, cinnamon, salt, and pepper. Lay out onto a baking sheet and place onto the center rack of the oven for 30 minutes
  3. Meanwhile, prepare the dressing. Combine dressing ingredients in a mason jar with a lid and shake until well combined.
  4. Prepare salad. Combine chopped kale, sliced red onion, chopped mint, pomegranate, sweet potatoes, California Prunes, and feta cheese in a large salad bowl and toss. Drizzle with dressing.
  5. Top with roasted chickpeas. Serve and enjoy!

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