Roasting kale is one of my favorite ways to enjoy this hearty winter green. The edges become nice and crispy, which is the perfect contrast to the melt in your mouth sweet potatoes. This dish is a great balance of sweet and spicy and has quickly become one of my favorite meals to serve when I have guests over. If you’re not into salmon, try topping the greens with a fried egg! It’s simple and delicious and makes for some great leftovers (if there is any)!
Crispy Coconut Kale with Roasted Salmon + Sweet Potatoes and Coconut Rice
inspired by Heidi Swanson’s Kale Salad from Super Natural Every Day
1 c jasmine rice, uncooked
1 c coconut milk
1 c water
1/2 tsp sea salt
1/3 c coconut oil, melted
1 tsp toasted sesame oil
2 tbsp coconut aminos (or tamari)
1 tbsp Sriracha
3 sweet potatoes, cubed
1 tsp paprika
1 tbsp coconut oil, melted
1 bunch lacinato kale, ribs removed and sliced into strips
1 c unsweetened coconut flakes
1 -1 1/2 pound salmon, sliced into 4 fillets
Rinse rice in cold water and drain. Place in a saucepan with coconut milk, water, and salt. Bring to a boil and stir. Reduce to the lowest heat, cover, and cook for 15 minutes. Remove from heat and let stand 10 minutes, or until ready to serve (it will stay warm for up to an hour).
While the rice is cooking, heat oven to 400° F. In a lidded jar, combine the melted coconut oil, sesame oil, coconut aminos, and Sriracha. Seal the jar and shake vigorously until emulsified.
Place the sweet potatoes on a baking sheet. Drizzle with a tablespoon of melted coconut oil and sprinkle with paprika. Toss to coat. Bake for 30 minutes or until tender.
Place kale and coconut flakes on a baking sheet. Drizzle with about 2/3 of the dressing. Toss until well coated.
Drizzle salmon with 1 to 2 tablespoons of the remaining dressing. Bake the salmon and coconut kale mixture during the last 15 minutes of the sweet potato’s baking time, or until cooked through, being careful not to let the kale burn.
Remove sweet potatoes, salmon, and kale from oven. Serve over fluffed rice with an extra drizzle of dressing. Devour!