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
225
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients
Makes
3 cups

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.

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.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
10g
15%
Sugar
7g
N/A
Saturated Fat
2g
8%
Protein
5g
9%
Carbs
32g
11%
Vitamin A
53µg
6%
Vitamin B6
0.3mg
14.9%
Vitamin C
25mg
41%
Vitamin E
1mg
7%
Vitamin K
62µg
78%
Calcium
35mg
4%
Fiber
5g
19%
Folate (food)
37µg
N/A
Folate equivalent (total)
37µg
9%
Iron
2mg
9%
Magnesium
77mg
19%
Monounsaturated
5g
N/A
Niacin (B3)
1mg
5%
Phosphorus
173mg
25%
Polyunsaturated
3g
N/A
Potassium
840mg
24%
Sodium
271mg
11%
Sugars, added
6g
N/A
Thiamin (B1)
0.1mg
7.6%
Zinc
1mg
7%