Red Yam and Kale Salad

Red Yam and Kale Salad
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Red Yam and Kale Salad
Julie Platner

Red Yam and Kale Salad

Kale gets an interesting charred flavor from a quick, hot toss in a cast-iron pan. Dressed simply with extra-virgin olive oil and tossed with perfectly cooked yams, it's a hearty side dish or starter for an elegant meal.

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3
Servings
124
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Ingredients

  • 4 Cups diced red yams (about 2 yams)
  • 3 Teaspoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1/2 Teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/8 Teaspoon cracked black pepper
  • 1/8 Teaspoon cumin
  • 1/2 Teaspoon chili powder
  • 1 Tablespoon amber honey
  • 1/4 Cup pepitas
  • 12 kale leaves, ribs removed (1 1/2 cups)

Directions

Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.

In a bowl, toss the yams with 2 teaspoons of the oil, salt, pepper, cumin, and chili powder. Heat a cast-iron skillet over medium heat and add the yams. Cook about 30 seconds, just jostling the yams about to and fro.

Place in the oven and cook until the yams are soft, about 20 minutes. (If you're feeling adventurous, toss that blackening pan halfway through for even cooking.)

Transfer the yams to a bowl, toss with the honey, and place the pan back onto the stove over medium heat. Do not clean or wipe the pan. Add the pepitas and toast. Remove from the heat.

Get the pan screaming hot over high heat, add the kale ribbons, and start to blacken. After 1 minute, transfer to a bowl, drizzle the remaining olive oil onto the greens, and toss.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
5g
7%
Sugar
8g
9%
Saturated Fat
4g
17%
Carbohydrate, by difference
16g
12%
Protein
3g
7%
Vitamin A, RAE
53µg
8%
Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid
38mg
51%
Vitamin K (phylloquinone)
2µg
2%
Calcium, Ca
34mg
3%
Choline, total
1mg
0%
Fiber, total dietary
3g
12%
Folate, total
71µg
18%
Iron, Fe
3mg
17%
Magnesium, Mg
5mg
2%
Niacin
1mg
7%
Phosphorus, P
71mg
10%
Selenium, Se
1µg
2%
Sodium, Na
539mg
36%
Water
1g
0%
Zinc, Zn
1mg
13%

Yam Shopping Tip

Look for vegetables that are firm and bright in color – avoid those that are wilted or have wrinkled skins, which are signs of age.

Yam Cooking Tip

Different vegetables have different cooking times – cook each type separately and then combine.