Ginger-Lime Kale with Sweet Potatoes and Garbanzo Beans

November 18, 2015 by
Ginger-Lime Kale with Sweet Potatoes and Garbanzo Beans
Serves 6
A beautiful and delicious addition to your table, suitable for take-to-work lunches and holiday dinners.
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Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
25 min
Total Time
40 min
Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
25 min
Total Time
40 min
Ingredients
  1. 2 cups raw sweet potatoes, peeled and cubed
  2. 2 TB olive oil, divided
  3. 1 sweet onion, chopped
  4. 2 cloves garlic, minced
  5. 2 TB fresh ginger, minced or grated
  6. 1 large bunch curly or lacinato kale, washed, stems removed, and chopped
  7. 1 can garbanzo beans, drained and rinsed
  8. 1 scant handful dried cranberries (about 1/8 cup)
  9. Juice of one lime
  10. Sea salt and fresh ground pepper to taste
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  2. Toss sweet potatoes in 1 TB olive oil. Line baking sheet with parchment paper, place potatoes on the paper and roast 25 minutes or until tender and lightly browned.
  3. While potatoes roast, heat remaining olive oil in a dutch oven or stock pot over medium high. Add onion and cook for 5 minutes or until translucent. Reduce heat, add garlic and ginger and cook for another 30 seconds, being careful not to burn the garlic.
  4. Add kale and cover. Check in 3 - 4 minutes, and when kale is beginning to wilt, turn to low and simmer for 10 minutes, stirring once or twice.
  5. Add garbanzos, dried cranberries and lime juice.
  6. Gently fold in sweet potatoes. Continue to heat gently until all ingredients are heated through.
Notes
  1. Granddaughter Kayla prepared this for a family dinner and it was truly amazing. It's substantial enough to serve as a main dish for your vegetarian and vegan guests, and the meat eaters will love it, too! A perfect dish for fall, its sweetness will appeal to even the most skeptical greens-eaters, and it's a wonderful addition to a holiday dinner.
  2. Serves 4 as a main dish. Don't like sweet potatoes? Substitute butternut or another hard winter squash.
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