Quinoa Kale Harvest Bowl

October 01, 2022

Quinoa Kale Harvest Bowl

Recipe :https://www.thewholesmiths.com/wprm_print/12901


  • 2 medium sweet potatoes peeled and iced into bite sized pieces
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 10 ounces chopped tuscan lacinto kale, stems removed (about 10 stems of kale)
  • 2 cups cooked quinoa
  • 1/2 cup pecans candied or salted, your choice
  • 1/3 cup dried cranberries
  • 1/4 crumbled blue cheese optional
  • 1 cup Lemon Tahini Dressing


  • Preheat the oven to 425* F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • Toss the sweet potato with the olive oil and salt. Spread the sweet potato evenly in one layer onto the parchment-lined baking sheet. Roast the sweet potato for 30 to 35 minutes, flipping halfway through.
  • Remove the sweet potato bites and let them cool to room temp.
  • To assemble the salad bowl, plate the kale and top with 1/4 of the sweet potatoes, 1/4 of the quinoa, 1/4 of the cranberries and 1/4 of the blue cheese (optional). Pour dressing (recipe here) over top to taste and sprinkle with a touch of additional salt if desired.


  • Make sure to remove the stems thoroughly from your kale prior to chopping it. No one like a tough stem in their salad.
  • Also, make sure to chop your kale into bite-sized pieces. No need to a giant hunk you need to cut up.
  • Feel free to add a sprinkle of salt over top. Kale is quite cruciferous and I find tends to taste a bit better with a bit more salt. But then again, I like salty things. You do you but it’s ok to add a touch more salt if you like things on the saltier side.

lemon tahini dressing





  • 1 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/4 cup tahini
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 3 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 2 teaspoons apple cider vinegar
  • 2 teaspoons maple syrup
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt



  • Add all of the ingredients to a blender or a food processor and blend on high until smooth.


  • Make sure to fully blend your dressing so there are no pieces if garlic floating in it.
  • You can also use extra light tasting olive oil or avocado oil for a milder tasting dressing.Add some fresh herbs like dill for even more flavor.

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