with Roasted Salmon and Sweet Potatoes
I prepped the kale and the potatoes earlier in the day so they were all ready to use, and while the kids were eating their suppers at the normal time, I made the salad dressing and the marinade for the fish. So when 8 PM rolled around and my husband was getting the kids upstairs to brush their teeth, I just tossed everything together, put the fish and potatoes in the oven and opened a bottle of wine.
Obviously, this meal is ridiculously healthy, with it's rainbow of colors and fresh ingredients. Between the leafy green kale, the heart healthy salmon and pecans, and the nutrient rich sweet potatoes, it is a light meal (good for eating late) that is also extremely satisfying. The best part is that this makes enough for four servings and since kale holds up really well in the fridge (even with dressing on it), I had left overs for lunch two days later. I will definitely be making this meal again.
Kale Salad with Roasted Salmon and Sweet Potatoes
2 T. extra virgin olive oil
1 T. pumpkin seed oil, optional
3 T. organic cider vinegar
2 tsp. pure maple syrup
1 tsp. mustard
1/2 tsp. garlic powder
|wild salmon, ready to cook
1/8 tsp. salt
large bunch of kale, stems removed, ripped into small pieces
3 T. pure maple syrup
2 T. soy sauce
1 tsp. garlic powder
1/2 tsp. ground pepper
1.25 pounds wild caught salmon fillets
|sweet potatoes, ready to cook
salt and pepper
2 organic sweet potatoes, peeled and cubed into 1/2 inch pieces
Mix together the olive oil, pumpkin seed oil, vinegar, maple syrup, mustard, garlic powder, pepper and salt and toss with the kale. Set aside. Combine the maple syrup, soy sauce, garlic powder and pepper and pour over the fish. Marinate in the dish for 30 minutes, turning once. In the meantime, toss the sweet potatoes with oil, salt and pepper. Bake both the salmon and the potatoes in a 400F oven for about 20 - 30 minutes. Let cool for a minute or two and then divide into four portions and place over the kale salad. Top with chopped pecans.
|roasted sweet potatoes
|dinner is served!