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This Sweet Potato Kale Salad with Creamy Honey Mustard Dressing is anything but boring. Sweet potatoes and chickpeas tossed with a mix of spices, then roasted until lightly charred, crispy, and delicious. Everything is tossed together with a creamy, honey mustard dressing, kale, herbs, and avocado. This salad is easy to throw together, colorful, healthy, and filling. Enjoy for dinner and save the leftovers for lunch. It’s the perfect vibrant salad that’s hearty enough to call a real meal.

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Do you know what I’ve realized? I find each season to be incredibly special and exciting. I look forward to them all. And while fall is my favorite, spring can get me equally excited! With spring comes lighter colorful recipes – a nice change of pace from the cozier winter recipes.

Today’s salad really reflects spring, but what I love is that it’s still filling and highly crave-able. I’ve been wanting to create a colorful spring salad for weeks, but I didn’t have any ideas I loved or that felt special enough.

When I create salad recipes I want them to be really full of flavor, texture, and color. Nothing boring!!

This sweet potato kale salad is all of those things. The sweet potatoes and crispy chickpeas really add a layer of warmth. While the fresh kale adds that pop of crunch we all want in a great salad.

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The details

This salad is so much about the sweet potatoes. They’re the body of the salad…and my favorite element (aside from the dressing, which is a major highlight for me too). The potatoes roast with a mix of our favorite spices, chipotle chili powder, paprika, onion powder, cumin, and then salt. Nothing fancy, but truly a wonderful mix.

To the potatoes, I love to add nutty sesame seeds and chickpeas. I love the flavor of the sesame with the potatoes and then the chickpeas add a nice vegetarian protein.

Both the potatoes and chickpeas are roasted together on the same sheet pan to keep things low-key and easy.

While the potatoes are cooking, I work on the remaining layers of the salad.

I used lots of fresh Tuscan kale, but you can use any mix of salad greens you love most. It really doesn’t matter. Then, I add a handful of fresh herbs, my favorite mix is basil, dill, and cilantro. But again, use what you love.

I like to toss in some cucumbers or you could do carrots too.

Sweet Potato Kale Salad with Creamy Honey Mustard Dressing | halfbakedharvest.com

The dressing

While I love the potatoes, I love the dressing just as much. It’s creamy, a little sweet, and the dijon adds a nice tang. It pairs so wonderfully with the spicy flavors on the potatoes.

My secret is to use a bit of tahini in the dressing in place of heavier mayo. It’s a healthier option that really does taste better!

Sweet Potato Kale Salad with Creamy Honey Mustard Dressing | halfbakedharvest.com

Assemble

The next key is tossing the greens with a bit of the dressing to really coat the greens. Then add the potatoes, chickpeas, cheese, and avocado!

Serve while the potatoes are warm or at room temperature, either is delicious. The chickpeas add an amazing crunch while the dressing and avocado add creaminess.

So much happening for a simple-to-prepare salad. It’s fun to make, exciting to eat, and tastes even better!

Looking forward make this over and over throughout the spring and summer!

Sweet Potato Kale Salad with Creamy Honey Mustard Dressing | halfbakedharvest.com

Looking for other colorful salads? Here are some options:

Tomato, Peach, and Burrata Salad

Caprese Chicken Pasta Salad

Grilled Lemon Herb Chicken Avocado Orzo Salad

Honey Mustard Pretzel Chicken and Avocado Bacon Salad

Lastly, if you make this Sweet Potato Kale Salad with Creamy Honey Mustard Dressing, be sure to leave a comment and/or give this recipe a rating! Above all, I love to hear from you guys and always do my best to respond to each and every comment. And of course, if you do make this recipe, don’t forget to tag me on Instagram! Looking through the photos of recipes you all have made is my favorite!

Sweet Potato Kale Salad with Creamy Honey Mustard Dressing

Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Servings: 6
Calories Per Serving: 685 kcal

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Ingredients

Honey Mustard Dressing

Instructions

  • 1. Preheat oven to 425° F.
    2. On a baking sheet, combine the sweet potatoes, chickpeas, olive oil, sesame seeds, chili powder, paprika, onion powded, cumin, salt, and pepper. Toss well to coat. Bake 20 minutes, toss everything, then bake another 20 minutes, until the chickpeas are crisp and the sweet potatoes tender.
    3. Meanwhile, in a salad bowl, combine the kale, herbs, and cucumbers.
    4. To make the dressing. Combine all ingredients in a glass jar, whisking until smooth. Taste and season with salt and pepper. Drizzle a few tablespoons over the kale and massage the dressing into the greens.
    5. Toss the roasted sweet potatoes and chickpeas in with the salad. Add more dressing and toss to combine. Top the salad with avocado and feta. Enjoy! 
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  1. 5 stars
    This recipe is soooo good. When I say I’ve made it again and again and again I’m not lying. I’ve sent it to multiple people and made it at least once a week since I first tried it. Like your favorite song that you hear for the first time and listen to it over and over that’s how I feel about this salad! Not exaggerating!

  2. 5 stars
    My husband said this was the best salad he ever ate. I did make a few adjustments though….I already had a roasted sweet potato. So, I just cubed that. I added cucumber, eliminated the feta and popped on some wasabi peas and roasted chickpeas. Finally, since I had some leftover grilled pork, I added that too. I have to say the salad dressing is a KEEPER!

    1. Hey Dee,
      Happy Tuesday! So glad to hear that you enjoyed this dish, thanks for making it and sharing what worked well for you! xTieghan

  3. 5 stars
    Was looking for something a little healthier but still delicious and oh my this did not disappoint. So yummy. Special shout-out to the seasoning on the roasted items. The flavors really shine. Thank you for another amazing recipe.

  4. 5 stars
    Oh my goodness, so good. The dressing was great, the sweet potatoes were amazing! Adding to my rotation and sharing the recipe with family. People need to know about this!

    1. Hi Lauryn,
      Perfect! I appreciate you making this recipe and sharing your review, I love to hear that it was a hit! xxT

  5. 5 stars
    This was amazing! Even my husband enjoyed. I did not have tahini, so I added a touch of sesame oil for the flavor. I also used Ras-Al-Hanout seasoning on the roasted potatoes and chickpeas. It’s what I had and a seasoning I love. This will be a staple salad for us. All we had for dinner was the salad and we were satisfied so well!

  6. 5 stars
    This is THE most delicious healthy recipe. I thought I’d miss not serving over rice but was sooo good over the salad. I served the dressing on the side so everyone could dress as they like. I’m a low dressing person. This could easily be vegan ( no feta) and still be delicious. Make this one! You will not be disappointed.

  7. 5 stars
    So delicious! I don’t think I’ve ever enjoyed a salad that I’ve made myself so much. Thanks for the recipe!

    1. Hi Olivia,
      Happy Friday! I am so excited to hear that this recipe was enjoyed, thanks a bunch for trying it out! 🌻xx

  8. Hi Tieghan!

    Big fan and you’re my go-to recipe guru! Hey, I think you need to do a cookbook that is all about salads! Just a thought!

  9. 5 stars
    I really stink at salads… this recipe makes me a pro!
    Thank you- it’s been a hit multiple times already.

    1. Hey Amanda,
      Happy Wednesday! Thanks a lot for making this recipe and sharing your feedback, I love to hear that it was enjoyed:) xx

        1. Hey Josie,
          I really appreciate you giving this recipe a try, I am so glad to hear it was enjoyed! Hope you’re having a great Wednesday! xT

  10. This has made it into our weekly rotation! Such a fun and flavorful vegetarian dish! 10/10!

    1. Hey there,
      Thanks for your comment and making this recipe, I love to hear that it was enjoyed!! Hope you’re off to a great week! 🏖 xT

  11. 5 stars
    This is my favorite salad recipe. It’s an easy one for meal prep! The last time I made it I did add some chicken tenders. I cooked them separately but seasoned them using the same spices that go one the sweet potatoes and chickpeas and it was delicious.

    1. Hey Shelby,
      Amazing!! I am so glad this recipe was a hit, thanks a lot for trying it out! Have the best weekend! ☀️xx