Zesty Kale and Sweet Potato Bowl

By March 21, 2018Recipes

Cooking Light: Zesty Kale and Sweet Potato Bow

Zesty Kale and Sweet Potato Bowl – By Cooking Light

This loaded veggie bowl gets a touch of smoke from the chili-spiced sweet potatoes and roasted bell pepper and plenty of zing from fresh lime. Chili powder and lime also give toasted almonds an addictive crust; make extra and enjoy as a snack. Feta cheese has a dry, crumbly texture—it won’t melt or disappear into the bowl. Enjoy this nourishing bowl on a cold March night.

1/4c. Crumbled Feta Cheese
1 tsp. Lime Rind
1 Tbsp. Chopped Fresh Cilantro
3 Tbsps. Oil – Olive
2 Tbsps. Lime juice
1 lb. Sweet Potato
4 Lime Wedges
1 tsp. Kosher Salt
4 oz. Baby Kale Blend
1 tsp chili powder
1/2c. Roasted Unsalted Almonds
1/2 tsp. black pepper
2c. Cooked Quinoa
1 medium Avocado
1 whole Red Bell Pepper

Step 1
Preheat oven to 400°F

Step 2
Combine sweet potatoes, 1 1/2 teaspoons oil, 1/2 teaspoon chili powder, 1/8 teaspoon salt, and 1/4 teaspoon black pepper in a bowl; toss. Arrange sweet potato mixture on one side of an aluminum foil–lined baking sheet. Place bell pepper on other side of pan; drizzle with 1 1/2 teaspoons oil, and toss to coat. Bake until potatoes are tender and peppers are lightly charred, about 30 minutes, stirring potatoes once halfway through. Remove pan from oven. Cut bell pepper into strips.

Step 3
Cook almonds in a small skillet over medium until toasted, 2 to 3 minutes. Add 1 teaspoon oil, remaining 1/2 teaspoon chili powder, 1/8 teaspoon salt, and 1 teaspoon rind; cook, stirring occasionally, 1 minute.

Step 4
Whisk together remaining 5 teaspoons oil, remaining 3/4 teaspoon salt, remaining 1/4 teaspoon black pepper, remaining 1 teaspoon rind, juice, and cilantro in a bowl. Divide quinoa among 4 bowls; top evenly with kale, sweet potatoes, and bell pepper. Drizzle with juice mixture; top evenly with coated almonds, feta, and avocado. Serve with lime wedges.

Nutrition Facts
Servings 4

Amount Per Serving
Calories 425
Total Fat 25
Saturated Fat 4g
Monounsaturated Fat 16g
Polyunsaturated Fat 4g
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 5mg
Sodium 461mg
Potassium 835mg
Total Carbohydrate 45g
Dietary Fiber 11g
Sugars 8g
Protein 10g
Vitamin A 378 %
Vitamin C 115 %
Calcium 13%
Iron 15%