Brown Rice, Roasted Sweet Potato, and Kale Salad

Brown Rice, Roasted Sweet Potato, and Kale Salad

Adapted from @Friendlylittlekitchen via FeedFeed





  • 2 T tahini
  • 2 T apple cider vinegar
  • 2 T coconut nectar
  • 1 T water
  • Squeeze of lemon juice
  • Salt



Read more about this method on “Perfect Instant Pot Brown Rice

  • Melt or heat 1 T of coconut oil in your Instant Pot on medium heat, then add the brown rice.
  • Season with salt, cinnamon and cayenne.
  • Sauté a few minutes– do not let rice or spices brown.
  • Add the rice and the water in your instant pot.
  • Cook at high pressure 15 minutes.
  • Let sit for 5 minutes (aka natural release), followed by immediate release.

Sweet Potato

  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • Place chopped sweet potato on a baking tray lined with parchment.
  • Coat sweet potato pieces with a tablespoon of coconut oil, a drizzle of coconut nectar, and a generous sprinkle of salt, cinnamon and cayenne.
  • Roast in the oven for approximately 30 minutes or until soft and cooked through. I like mine browned and caramelized.
  • Spread walnuts on baking tray with the pumpkin for the last 10 minutes to toast.

Kale Salad

  • Prepare your kale. For me, this was simply opening a bag. 🙂


  • Add all ingredients to a jar and shake.
  • Add additional water if needed to get the right consistency.


  • In a large salad bowl, mix the kale with the dressing.
  • Place a serving of salad on each plate.
  • Top with the sweet potato and nuts.

Modifications, Extras & Subs

  • If you are not following the Clean Program Elimination Diet, you can
    • replace the coconut nectar with maple syrup
    • top with a hard cheese (Parm, Asiago, Pecorino Romano) or dollops of a soft cheese (goat, ricotta) or a grilled or baked cheese (Halloumi, goat, brie)
  • Any nut or seed would work beautifully in this dish (pine, almonds, pepitas)
  • Depending on season, you can replace the sweet potato with butternut squash, winter squash, etc.
  • Sub out the kale salad mix for any green or mix your body is craving or you want to use up (spinach, Swiss chard, beet greens)
  • Feel free to add a protein– a side of grilled chicken comes to mind

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