Kale & Sweet Potato Pasta

Kale & Sweet Potato Pasta

This is a colourful dish, making great use of vitamin-rich kale and flavourful sweet potatoes. Can be made ahead and served cold as a salad.


Preparation time: 20 minutes

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Cooking time: 35 minutes

• 2 medium sweet potatoes, peeled and diced

• 1 large red onion, roughly chopped

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• 2 garlic cloves, chopped

• 2 tbsp olive oil

• 225g (8oz) kale, de-stemmed and chopped

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• 200g (7oz) pasta

• ½ lemon, juice and zest of

• 2 tbsp balsamic vinegar

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• Salt and pepper

• A bunch of seasonal herbs, such as sage or parsley, chopped.

1. Preheat your oven to 200C/190 fan/gas 6.

2. In a roasting pan, toss the sweet potato, onions and garlic in the olive oil and season with salt and pepper.

3. Roast for 25 minutes, until the onion starts to caramelise.

4. Meanwhile, cook the pasta according to the packet’s instructions.

5. Combine the lemon juice and zest and balsamic vinegar, set aside.

6. Five minutes before the sweet potatoes are done, add the kale to the roasting pan and mix in.

7. Pour over the balsamic mixture, and roast for the remaining 5 minutes.

8. Remove the roasting pan from the oven and mix in the cooked pasta with the roasted vegetables and serve with the chopped herbs on top.

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