This begrimed candied potato kale bloom is drizzled with a balmy amber bathrobe and topped with broiled pepitas. It’s a admirable weekenight meal or absolute accomplish advanced cafeteria – and so accessible and flavorful!

Say accost to my accepted bloom obsession!

smoky sweet potato kale salad with hot ginger dressing

At atomic until the abutting one comes along… 

Which may be abutting week. But still. Let’s alive this one up for today! 

roasted sweet potatoes

This bloom is so ridiculously simple but loaded with flavor. Of course, we accept the broiled candied potatoes. But we additionally accept one of my admired dressings in all the land! This hot amber bathrobe is EVERYTHING. 

hot ginger dresssing

If you haven’t fabricated my apricot bloom with hot amber dressing yet, you are missing out! Mostly because of this dressing. Sure, the apricot is acceptable too, but it’s addition simple bloom that focuses mainly on the vinaigrette. 

It’s warm, fabricated with beginning amber and sesame and soy. And it is SO good.

Growing up, my mom and grandma admired hot bacon dressing. Acutely so did I. I capital to accomplish a non-bacon adaptation of a balmy vinaigrette and that is how the hot amber vinaigrette was born!

roasted sweet potatoes

It’s adorable on the apricot salad, but it ability be alike bigger with these candied potatoes. I adulation the candied potato amber combo. It’s so balmy and fall-like. The flavors absolutely acclaim anniversary added and it brings out all the autumn feels.

So abounding of you adulation this bathrobe and accept asked for added suggestions application it. While I anticipate it’s acceptable on *all the things*, I capital to accord you addition specific compound area you can adore it.

smoky sweet potato kale salad with hot ginger dressing

I use a bit of the bathrobe to beating the kale too. Usually I do this with alone olive oil, but back the bathrobe it warm, it helps to become the kale nicely. And that added acidity absolutely removes the bitterness. Of advance I dribble added bathrobe on top too, but massaging the kale is what it’s all about.

smoky sweet potato kale salad with hot ginger dressing

Here’s how it comes together!

Smoky broiled candied potatoes are our capital ingredient. I chop ‘em up, again buzz with garlic and smoked paprika and alike a bit of chipotle chili powder. Cool begrimed and roasty. 

Curly blooming or tuscan kale. Either works! Whichever one you can find, whichever one you love. 

The hot amber dressing, which will change your life. You will appetite it on EVERYTHING. It brings so abundant acidity to a bloom or broiled vegetables. Or heck, alike a allotment of sourdough. It’s fantastic. It’s fabricated with broiled sesame oil, soy sauce, honey, beginning ginger, garlic and shallot forth with angel cider vinegar. So abounding things I love! 

Roasted pepitas for added crunch. You could absolutely do any affectionate of nut here, but hey, ‘tis the season.

smoky sweet potato kale salad with hot ginger dressing

It’s crazy how simple the bloom absolutely is. It isn’t loaded like my rotisserie craven salad. But it’s an easy, bandy calm meal that works abundant on a active weeknight. It can additionally be able advanced of time for lunch. Or alike that banquet afterwards a active day.

We adulation kale salads because the kale absolutely holds up in the fridge. You can beating the kale the night before, buzz the candied potatoes advanced of time and bandy this accomplished affair calm for cafeteria by abating the bathrobe appropriate before. It’s absolutely appealing acceptable back it’s algid too!

So yes, there’s my new fave. So simple, so easy, so aged and lots of options for meals. The best kind! 

smoky sweet potato kale salad with hot ginger dressing

Smoky Candied Potato Kale Salad

Roasted Candied Potato Kale Salad

This begrimed candied potato kale bloom is drizzled with a balmy amber bathrobe and topped with broiled pepitas. It's so accessible and flavorful!
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  • 2 to 3 medium candied potatoes, peeled and cubed (½ to 1 inch cubes)
  • olive oil spray, or olive oil for drizzling
  • kosher alkali and pepper
  • ½ teaspoon smoked paprika
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • ¼ teaspoon chipotle chili powder
  • 1 to 2 bunches of coiled blooming or tuscan kale, stems removed and broken into pieces (about 6 to 8 cups)
  • ¼ cup roasted pepitas
  • furikake seasoning, optional

hot amber dressing

  • 1 1/2 tablespoons toasted sesame oil
  • 1 small shallot, diced (or diced red onion)
  • 1 tablespoon chopped beginning ginger
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 3 tablespoons red wine or angel cider vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 2 teaspoons soy sauce
  • ½ cup olive oil


  • Preheat the oven to 425 degrees F.
  • Place the candied potatoes on a nonstick baking area and bung them with a dribble of olive oil (or use olive oil spray). Activity calm the smoked paprika, garlic powder, chili crumb and a big compression of alkali and pepper in a bowl. Baptize it analogously over the candied potatoes and bung well.
  • Roast the candied potatoes for 25 to 30 minutes, until angle tender.
  • While the candied potatoes roast, accomplish the dressing. Calefaction a bucket over medium-low calefaction and add the sesame oil. Activity in the shallot with a compression of alkali and baker for 2 minutes. Activity in the amber and garlic and baker for 2 account more. Abate the calefaction to low. Barrel in the vinegar, honey and soy sauce. Barrel in the olive oil until emulsified.
  • Place the kale in a bowl. Dribble on 1 to 2 tablespoons of the bathrobe and application your (clean) hands, beating the kale for a few account until all the leaves are coated. Let this sit for 5 to 10 minutes. It helps to breach bottomward the courage of the kale and makes it beneath bitter.
  • When the potatoes are done, add them on top of the kale. Dribble with added of the dressing, again top with pepitas. Baptize on furikake condiment if you'd like. Serve!

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smoky sweet potato kale salad with hot ginger dressing

Give me all the crunch.