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Kumara (Sweet Potato) Tandoori Salad

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Kumara tandoori salad made of roasted sweet potatoes, seasoned with curry and spices, then tossed with bell peppers, baby spinach and a flavorful vinaigrette. A delicious sweet potato recipe!

Kumara tandoori salad made of roasted sweet potatoes, seasoned with curry and spices, then tossed with bell peppers, baby spinach and a flavorful vinaigrette.Kumara (Sweet Potato) Tandoori Salad

Roasted sweet potatoes, seasoned with curry and spices, then tossed with bell peppers, baby spinach and a flavorful vinaigrette.

I love the complex combination of the sweet, sour and spicy flavors in this salad. Sweet potatoes and curry work so well together, and the acidity from the vinaigrette just balances all the flavors out.

Kumara tandoori salad made of roasted sweet potatoes, seasoned with curry and spices, then tossed with bell peppers, baby spinach and a flavorful vinaigrette.

I was asked to lighten this recipe from a missionary working in Ecuador. Her mission there is to help teach women how to eat healthier and lose weight, and she’s been translating my recipes for them and showing them how to change the way they cook. I was so touched by this because I love giving back, so I was happy to play around with this recipe. I did some research and found in New Zealand, sweet potato are known as “Kumara”, so I’m guessing the origins of this recipe came from there.

I couldn’t have been happier with the results, the flavors were wonderful, and I will absolutely be making this again and again.Ā  This salad meets so many diet restrictions, perfect if you want to enjoy a Meatless Monday dish, but also gluten-free, to vegan, paleo, clean-eating, and more!

Kumara tandoori salad made of roasted sweet potatoes, seasoned with curry and spices, then tossed with bell peppers, baby spinach and a flavorful vinaigrette.

Kumara (Sweet Potato) Tandoori Salad

5 from 1 vote
10
Cals:223
Protein:3
Carbs:24
Fat:14
Kumara tandoori salad made of roasted sweet potatoes, seasoned with curry and spices, then tossed with bell peppers, baby spinach and a flavorful vinaigrette.
Cuisine: American
Kumara tandoori salad made of roasted sweet potatoes, seasoned with curry and spices, then tossed with bell peppers, baby spinach and a flavorful vinaigrette.
Prep: 10 mins
Cook: 30 mins
Total: 40 mins
Yield: 4 servings
Serving Size: 1 1/2 cups

Ingredients

  • 20 oz 2 medium sweet potato, peeled and diced 1-inch cubes
  • 2 tbsp coconut oil, or olive oil
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tbsp brown sugar, use honey for paleo
  • 1/2 tsp kosher salt
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 1 tsp curry powder
  • 1 red bell pepper, sliced in fine strips
  • 1/4 small red onion, sliced fine
  • 4 cups baby spinach

For the salad dressing:

  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tsp honey
  • 1 tsp kosher salt
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 1 tsp curry powder

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 400Ā°F.
  • Mix the sweet potato with 2 tbsp of oil, vinegar, brown sugar, salt, cumin and curry powder.
  • Make sure the sweet potato is well coated, then them onto a large non-stick baking tray.
  • Bake 15-17 minutes, toss then bake for additional 15-17 minutes, or until cooked through.
  • While the sweet potato is cooking, mix the salad dressing together in a large bowl and add the onions.
  • Remove the roasted sweet potatoes from the oven and while still hot, toss them into the large bowl with the salad dressing and let them cool before tossing with the bell pepper and spinach.
  • Divide equally between 4 plates.

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Nutrition

Serving: 1 1/2 cups, Calories: 223 kcal, Carbohydrates: 24 g, Protein: 3 g, Fat: 14 g, Saturated Fat: 7 g, Sodium: 756 mg, Fiber: 4 g, Sugar: 2 g

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46 comments on “Kumara (Sweet Potato) Tandoori Salad”

  1. This salad was better than I could have ever anticipated. I substituted the brown sugar for coconut palm sugar to make it paleo and also added some ground chili pepper for a smidge of a kick. Delish!

  2. Tried this last night and it was WONDERFUL!! I didn't have quite enough cumin or brown sugar on hand (I used white granulated sugar). My boyfriend couldn't stop commenting on it! I'll try it again…and use the right ingredients šŸ™‚

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    Becki's Whole Life

    This is so different and sounds absolutely wonderful. The pic of the onions in the dressing looks yummy! What a sweet story:-)

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    Kiran @ KiranTarun.com

    I love that your blog is making so much difference in people's life, around the world. Kudos!!

    Love sweet potatoes!

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    Angela @ Eat Spin Run Repeat

    This sounds delicious Gina! Like you, I love the sweet potato-vinegar combo. What a cool way to give back to those that are less fortunate. I'm sure the women in Ecuador will love this dish!

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    blondeambitionblog.net

    What an interesting recipe! The dressing sounds amazing, cumin and curry powder are two of my favorite spices to use but I have never added them to a vinaigrette before!

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    toohottieforthatbody.com

    Oh yum! What kind of meat would you pair with this? I have a husband who eats meat with a side of meat.

  8. This looks good! I never thought sweet potato would go so well with curry until a little while ago when I made some Thai yellow curry with sweet potato (I was doing the Whole30 program). In my mind sweet potato was always a dessert, but now I love it in savory dishes!!

    I'll definitely be giving this a go šŸ™‚