Hearty Kale Salad

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One of my go to recipes when I want something healthy and filling is this super yummy recipe from healthful pursuit which is kale and sweet potatoes and chickpeas all mixed together with peanut sauce mmm.. (which can be found here:¬†www.healthfulpursuit.com/2012/02/eating-bird-food-kale-chickpea-and-sweet-potato-bowls/) So today I had sweet potatoes and kale and I was pretty hungry at lunch so of course I thought of this! But I accidentally bought twice the amount of chicken thighs I needed for the week (the same weight of boneless thighs as bone in ones is a LOT more meat!) so I have a absolute ton of them. Plus I’m trying to be good and not eat peanuts right now as they apparently increase inflammation and I’m trying to avoid things that do. So I decided to play with the recipe a bit and see what came out.. and I actually really like the result!

Hearty Kale Salad

For Sauce

  • 1 tbsp tahini
  • 1 small garlic clove minced
  • 1 sliver (maybe an 1/8 inch) fresh ginger minced
  • 1 1/2 tsp apple cider vinegar
  • 1/2 tsp tamari
  • 1/2 tsp turmeric
  • squeeze fresh lemon juice

For Salad

  • 2 big kale leaves chopped (you could steam these but I just ate them raw)
  • 1/2 baked sweet potato cubed
  • 1 cup baked chicken thighs cubed
  • 1/4 avocado chopped

1) Mix sauce 

2) Throw all ingredients together in a bowl and toss with sauce

you’re done! If you have pre-baked chicken and potatoes (something I started doing since they take a bit longer to cook – once a week just throw a bunch of potatoes or chicken in the oven and you’re good for the week!) it takes about 5 minutes, how can you beat that?!

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