Roasted Sweet Potato and Sausage Salad

Roasted Sweet Potato and Sausage Salad l wanderingroot.com

This salad has been my go to lunch for the past month or so.  It is so simple, yet filling and delicious.  I love it because it is super versatile too.  Sometimes I omit the mixed lettuce, fry up a couple eggs and throw them on top of the sweet potato/kale/sausage mix.  Add some guacamole or avocado and you are really talking.  Sometimes I don't omit the mixed lettuce.  See, versatile!  Oh and that sausage.  I kind of wish I never discovered it.  It is super addictive, like really addictive.

Roasted Sweet Potato and Sausage Salad l wanderingroot.com

How do you guys feel about lunch?  Lunches are what I struggle with.  I plan out my breakfasts {usually frittatas, egg muffins or green smoothies} and our dinners but I don't really plan out my lunches.  I have somewhat of and idea but usually I am scraping something together last minute.  It is hard to plan out that many meals!  Plus Cash is eating solids now, so I am having to plan out what I want to make for him too.  That is a lot of planning!  Usually salads are my go to but sometimes I just crave something else.  I think that is why I love this meal so much, it can be a salad or kind of a breakfast hash but for lunch!

Roasted Sweet Potato and Sausage Salad l wanderingroot.com

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Roasted Sweet Potato and Sausage Salad

Serves: 1

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 sweet potato, diced
  • 3 stalks kale, torn into medium chunks
  • couple handfuls mixed lettuce {I did kale, spinach, chard}
  • olive oil
  • balsamic vinegar, good quality {if you live in the Grand Valley you must try these vinegars}
  • fine sea salt
  • fresh cracked pepper
  • 1 Niman Ranch Sausage, Apple Gouda, Uncured

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees fahrenheit.
  2. Add sweet potato to a baking sheet, toss with olive oil and bake for 10 minutes.
  3. Add kale, drizzle with olive oil, add salt and pepper and toss.  Bake 6 minutes, add sausage* and bake 1-2 minutes more.
  4. Once sweet potato and kale are cooked 
Roasted Sweet Potato and Sausage Salad l wanderingroot.com