Kale Sweet Potato Salad with Farro and Tahini Sauce Recipe

A tasty and healthy farro meal for any day! This warm salad has roasted sweet potatoes, crispy kale leaves, feta cheese, a tangy-sweet balsamic vinaigrette, and a creamy lemon tahini sauce.

Balsamic dressing – ▢2 tablespoons (30 ml) balsamic vinegar – ▢2 tablespoons (30 ml) extra virgin olive oil – ▢1 garlic clove, grated or pressed – ▢½ teaspoon kosher salt Farro Salad – ▢1 cup (200 g) pearled farro – ▢Kosher salt – ▢1 ½ pounds (680 g) sweet potatoes (2-3), peeled and diced into 1-inch piece – ▢Extra virgin olive oil – ▢1 teaspoons dried oregano – ▢1 teaspoon smoked paprika or sweet paprika – ▢¼-½ teaspoon crushed red chili pepper, to taste – ▢½ cup thinly sliced red onion or shallot – ▢1 bunch kale, stemmed and chopped – ▢¼ cup (38 g) crumbled feta cheese – ▢Tahini dressing, optional

INGREDIENTS

Make dressing: Mix all ingredients in a small bowl. Set aside.

INSTRUCTIONS

STEP 1

Farro Salad Pre-heat the oven to 425. Boil 3–4 quarts of water in a pot. Stir in 1 tablespoon kosher salt and farro. 

STEP 2

Cook 20 minutes until tender. Drain and serve on a dish or bowl. To moisten grains, drizzle olive oil.

STEP 3

Put sweet potatoes on a rimmed baking sheet large enough to hold them in one layer while farro cooks. 

STEP 4

Toss the mixture with 2 tablespoons olive oil, oregano, paprika, chili, and ½ teaspoon kosher salt to coat evenly. Roast 15 mins.

STEP 5

Remove the sheet pan from the oven and add the onion slices. Toss onions with a spatula until evenly spread. 

STEP 6

Return the pan to the oven and roast the sweet potatoes for 5-10 more minutes until soft and golden. Put sweet potatoes on the farro dish.

STEP 7

Place kale on the same baking sheet. Salt and a little olive oil. Roast the kale for 5 minutes until the leaves are wilted and the edges crisp.

STEP 8

Mix kale with sweet potatoes and farro. Add dressing and mix well. If using, sprinkle tahini dressing over the cheese and serve warm or room temperature.

STEP 9

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