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Miso Ginger + Kale Roasted Sweet Potatoes
vegan, gluten-free, dairy-free
Recipe by Jentry Lee Hull
Yields 2 large servings
- 2 large sweet potatoes (or yams)
- 1 bunch lacinato kale, stems removed and chiffonade
- 1 cup shredded carrots
- 1 cup white beans (great northern or cannellini) drained and rinsed
- 1/4 cup cashews
- Salt and pepper, to taste
MISO GINGER DRESSING INGREDIENTS
- 2 Tbsp yellow miso
- 3 Tbsp hot water
- 1 Tbsp maple syrup
- 2 Tbsp rice vinegar
- 3 Tbsp toasted sesame oil
- 2 Tbsp avocado oil
- 2 Tbsp coconut yogurt (I used So Delicious plain, unsweetened yogurt)
- 1 thumb-sized piece fresh ginger, peeled and finely minced
- 1/4 tsp cayenne
- Preheat oven to 450 degrees F.
- Scrub and rinse potatoes. Dry and set aside until oven is preheated.
- No need to season or coat the potatoes in oil. I repeat, no oil needed. Just the bare, naked potatoes.
- Place whole potatoes on a baking sheet/pan and roast for 50-60 minutes, turning halfway through.
- Pierce the center of the potatoes with a small knife or fork to test doneness. They should be tender to the touch all the way through. You should see some bubbling up or caramelizing happening on the skin.
- While potatoes are roasting, make the Miso Ginger Dressing:
- Whisk together miso and hot water until the miso is completely dissolved.
- Combine miso mixture with remaining ingredients.
- Adjust seasoning to taste.
- Toss some of the dressing (about 2-3 Tbsp) with prepared/chiffonade lacinato kale and massage kale for about 1 minute, or until tender and bright green. Add more dressing if needed.
- Incorporate shredded carrots, white beans, and cashews.
- Once potatoes are fully roasted and cooked through, remove from heat.
- Cut potatoes in half, lengthwise.
- Mash flesh with a fork.
- Top with massaged kale, add salt and pepper to taste, and enjoy!