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roasted chipotle sweet potato salad on a white plate
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Chipotle Roasted Sweet Potato and Kale Salad with Cilantro Vinaigrette

Spicy, roasted sweetpotatoes with massaged kale and a tangy cilantro vinaigrette is a nutritious side for summer. It’s perfect for cookouts or a side dish at home. You’ll love how simple and nutritious this recipe is!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time40 mins
Course: Salad, Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Servings: 4
Calories: 248kcal


For the salad:

  • 5 medium sweet potatoes peeled and cut into 1” cubes
  • 1 teaspoon chipotle powder
  • 2 teaspoons chili powder
  • 1 tablespoon smoked paprika
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground coriander powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon pepper
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil divided
  • 2 cups chopped kale

For the dressing:

  • 5 tablespoons red wine vinegar
  • 2 teaspoons dijon mustard
  • 1 clove garlic minced
  • 2 tablespoons fresh chopped parsley
  • 2 tablespoons fresh chopped cilantro
  • 2 tablespoons raw honey or agave
  • 1/3 cup good quality light olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper


  • Preheat the oven to 375F. Line a baking sheet with a silicone mat or parchment paper.
  • In a large bowl, toss the sweet potato chunks with 2 tablespoons olive oil and the chipotle powder, chili powder, paprika, cumin, garlic powder, oregano, coriander, salt and pepper. Spread on the prepared baking sheet and bake for 25-30 minutes, stirring halfway through.
  • Remove from the oven and allow to cool to room temperature. While it’s cooling, place the kale in a large bowl and add 1 tablespoon of light olive oil. Use your fingers to massage the kale until softened. Add the sweet potatoes to the kale and set aside to make the dressing.
  • Add all of the dressing ingredients to a jar with a lid and shake well.
  • Toss the dressing with the cooled sweet potatoes and kale. Refrigerate for 1 hour before serving.


Serving: 0.5cups | Calories: 248kcal | Carbohydrates: 25.7g | Protein: 2.3g | Fat: 16.4g | Sodium: 667mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 8.6g | Vitamin A: 726IU