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kale and sweet potato salad

Kale and sweet potato salad with puy lentils and tahini dressing

My kale and sweet potato salad is a wonderful vegan lunch or side dish that you'll want to make time and time again. Full of lentils for extra plant based protein. Topped with a delicious creamy tahini dressing.
Course Salad
Cuisine Vegan
Keyword kale and sweet potato salad
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes
Servings 4 people
Calories 547kcal
Author Cook Veggielicious


  • 2 large sweet potatoes peeled and diced
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 200 g cavolo nero leaves removed from stems and shredded
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 250 g puy lentils cooked
  • Handful toasted pumpkin seeds

For the dressing

  • 3 tablespoons tahini
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • salt


  • Preheat the oven to 200°C (fan)/220°C/gas mark 7.
  • Place the chopped sweet potatoes into a roasting tin and drizzle with 1 tablespoon olive oil.
  • Roast for 40 minutes or until soft. Stir halfway through the cooking time.
  • Meanwhile make the tahini dressing.
  • Put 3 tablespoons tahini, 3 tablespoons olive oil, 1 tablespoon lemon juice and a pinch of salt to a small mixing bowl and whisk together with a fork. It will go a bit grainy and then come together into a lovely creamy dressing.
  • Remove the sweet potatoes from the oven and set aside to cool.
  • Place the cavolo nero into a salad bowl. Pour over 1 tablespoon lemon juice and use your hands to massage it into the leaves for a minute or two. This is an important step as it will help to soften the kale and make it easier to eat.
  • Add 250g cooked puy lentils, the roasted sweet potato and a handful of toasted pumpkin seeds to the kale.
  • Now add your tahini dressing. If it has thickened add a little bit of water and whisk again before adding it to the salad.
  • Mix well and serve immediately.


Nutritional information is approximate and is intended as a guide.


Calories: 547kcal | Carbohydrates: 68g | Protein: 23g | Fat: 21g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Sodium: 89mg | Potassium: 686mg | Fiber: 23g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 21034IU | Vitamin C: 69mg | Calcium: 164mg | Iron: 7mg