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Sweet Potato and Lentil Salad

  • Author: Alexis Joseph
  • Prep Time: 20 mins
  • Cook Time: 30 mins
  • Total Time: 50 mins
  • Yield: 4 1x
  • Category: Salad
  • Method: Stovetop
  • Cuisine: American
  • Diet: Vegan


Delicious Sweet Potato, Lentil and Kale Salad full of plant protein and fiber for a healthy, filling vegan lunch! Great for meal prep.


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For the salad:

  • 1 1/2 cups brown lentils + 3 cups water
  • 4 cups chopped sweet potatoes
  • 1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/2 head kale, very finely chopped
  • 1/2 red onion, chopped
  • 1/2 bunch cilantro, chopped

For the dressing:

  • 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 tsp pure maple syrup
  • 1 tbsp za'atar
  • juice of half an orange
  • 1 tsp salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper, to taste


  1. Place lentils and water in medium pot on high heat. Bring to a boil. Once boiling, reduce heat to low and simmer uncovered for about 30 minutes on until lentils are cooked through.
  2. Meanwhile, place chopped sweet potatoes on a lined baking sheet. Drizzle with olive oil and toss to combine. Roast for 20-30 minutes or until tender.
  3. Whisk together the dressing ingredients in a medium bowl. Set aside.
  4. In a large bowl, combine cooked lentils, cooked sweet potatoes, cilantro, kale, red onion, and dressing. Serve warm or cold. This is delicious with hot sauce!