Mediterranean Kale Bowl

This is one of my favourite weekday lunches. I usually make a big batch & take the left overs for lunch at work. This can be used both as a side salad & as a full meal.

I love this dish because the consistency of it is perfect, this might seem like an odd reason to like a meal, but trust me it’s the small things that matter and now that I have mentioned it, you’ll notice. The soft sweet potatoes contrasting with the crunchy pumpkin seeds is top notch.

The pumpkin seeds ensure this dish is high in zinc – Perfect for fighting off those post festive season sniffles. The main ingredient in this dish, kale, is perfect for your January health kick. It is a natural detoxifier. It not only helps remove toxins, but also helps eliminate them from your body.

The perfect meal for week 1 of Veganury!

Ingredients (serves 4)

  • 2 medium sized Sweet potatoes
  • 200g kale
  • 2 table spoons of apple cider vinegar
  • Juice of half a lemon
  • 1 avocado
  • 1 punnet of cherry tomatoes
  • 150g pumpkin seeds
  • 100g pitted black olives (chopped up)
  • Olive oil
  • Coconut oil for cooking
  • salt & pepper
  • Chilli flakes

Method

  1. Turn the oven to 180′ C
  2. Cut the sweet potato into smallish cubes- Place in a baking tray with coconut oil, salt & pepper. Cook for 4o minutes
  3. Whilst the potatoes cook, place the kale into a food processor & whizz this up for a short time to make the pieces slightly finner but not too fine.
  4. Place into a bowl, add olive oil, lemon juice & apple cider vinegar- Let this soak for a while.
  5. Take your cherry tomatoes, place them on a baking tray, with coconut oil & salt – Pop them into the oven with the sweet potatoes. Cook for about 15- 20 minutes.
  6. Add the chopped olives to the kale mixture
  7. Place the pumpkin seeds in a pan on the stove. Dry fry these on a medium heat, when they start to crackle & pop, remove these & allow to cool.
  8. Remove the sweet potato & tomatoes out of the oven – Allow to cool for 5 minutes.
  9. Add all the ingredients together

  1.  Cube your avocado for the topping – Sprinkle with chilli flakes if you like.
  2. Enjoy!

Typing this is making me hungry for this delicious bowl – Might have to sneak some leftovers before bedtime;)

xx

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