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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.
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.
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.
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!
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!
Looking for other colorful salads? Here are some options:
Tomato, Peach, and Burrata 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!
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Love this salad! Followed the recipe exactly and added grilled chicken. Delicious and hearth.
Happy Sunday!!❄️ I love to hear that this recipe was enjoyed, thanks so much for trying it out and sharing your feedback! xx
Made this salad tonight and loved it!! Tweaked a few things based on what I did/didn’t have in the pantry, but it still turned out great. The dressing is perfection!!
Thank you so much for giving this dish a try, I love to hear that it turned out well for you! Have a great Thursday:)
Can you make this salad a day ahead or do you need to serve the sweet potatoes warm?
You could make totally make the salad ahead of time, but I would make the sweet potatoes to serve warm. Please let me know if you have any other questions, I hope this turns out well for you! xT
OMG! this was the BEST salad we have ever eaten! I printed it out and shared with friends.
Happy Friday!! I appreciate you making this recipe and sharing your feedback, so glad to hear this was enjoyed! xT
You never miss!! Love these salad recipes for winter ❤️❤️
Happy Holidays!! I love to hear that this recipe was enjoyed and appreciate you giving it a try! 🎄❄️
Easy to follow and delicious!!
Thanks so much for giving this recipe a try, I love to hear that it turned out well for you! Happy Tuesday! 🎄
We love this salad! Question- when I make the dressing, it turns out *really* thick. The only thing I’m doing differently is using an emulsifier to mix it. Should I add more oil? Vinegar? Thanks!
Happy Tuesday!! Thanks a lot for making this recipe and sharing your feedback, I love to hear that it turned out tasty for you! I would add more oil:) xT
This is how salads should be! The mixture of flavours worked so well together and I loved the uniqueness of the dressing. We savoured every bite! I will absolutely make this one again.
Awesome!! 🍂 I love to hear that this recipe turned out well for you, thanks a bunch for trying it out! xx
Delish! Thanks so much for this great recipe – all the flavors are so nice together. Will definitely be making this salad again.
Awesome!! I am thrilled to hear that this recipe was a winner, thanks so much for trying it out! Have a great weekend! 👻
I am obsessed with this salad!! Simple and delicious. This salad is so filling and all the flavors combined are just perfect! Love the tangy honey mustard dressing as well. Will be making this salad forever!
Happy Wednesday!!👻 I truly appreciate you giving this recipe a try and sharing your feedback, I love to hear that it was enjoyed:)
This recipe is amazing!! I am a college student so finding a recipe that is inexpensive, filling, and easy to make in the dorm’s kitchen is crucial for me. This salad ticks off those boxes and more. The sweet potatoes were seasoned well, the chickpeas came out so crispy and crunchy, and the honey mustard dressing is so tangy and delicious. I even had leftovers which was perfect because I had no time to cook due to how much schoolwork I had. The girls on my floor made comments on how good the sweet potatoes smelled while I was baking them. I can’t wait to try more of your recipes!
Happy Sunday!!🎃 I truly appreciate you making this recipe and sharing your feedback, I am so glad to hear it was enjoyed!
Hi Tieghan! How long do you think this dressing will last in the fridge? At least 5-days? I’m hoping to make this salad for lunches for work for the week. This looks delicious!
Totally, I would say it’s good for 1 week in the fridge! Let me know if you have any other questions! xT
So so good. Fed a crowd and all enjoyed. Will make again
Fantastic!! So glad to hear that you enjoyed this recipe, thanks so much for trying it out! Have a great weekend! xx
I’m excited to make this and enjoy the cozy, warm fall flavors! Quick question – do you peel your sweet potatoes or leave the skin on?
I just leave the skin on the potatoes:) I hope you love the recipe, let me know if you give it a try! xx
What book is this from?! I want to get it since it’s much easier to cook with a book than a phone. My friend brought this salad to a dinner party and it was INCREDIBLE
Thanks so much!! This recipe is only on the blog, the recipes that are in the cookbooks are exclusive to the books:) Please let me know if you have any other questions! xT