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Detoxifying Kale Maple Walnut Salad

Loving Healthy
  • Serves: 2 as light lunch, 4 as a starter
  • Preparation: 15
  • Cooking: 30-40
  • Ready: 45

This salad is bursting with goodness, plus it is absolutely delicious and an utter joy to eat – so tasty!


  • 1 bag kale (240 g)
  • flesh of 1 avocado
  • 2 tablespoons tahini
  • juice of 1 lemon
  • 2 teaspoons tamari
  • 1 large sweet potato (approx. 1 cup), peeled and cubed into 1 inch pieces
  • 1 tablespoon maple syrup
  • pinch cayenne pepper
  • handful of walnuts (40 g), broken into pieces
  • olive oil


Preheat the oven to 180°C/350°F/gas mark 4.

On a baking tray, drizzle olive oil over the sweet potato pieces and sprinkle with salt and pepper. Place in the oven for 30-40 minutes until the sweet potatoes are cooked – they should be soft and caramelised.

Cover the walnut pieces in the maple syrup and place on a baking tray in the oven for 5 minutes, until lightly toasted.

Meanwhile, tear the kale into bite-size pieces, removing and discarding the fibrous stems, and place in a large bowl. Add into the bowl the avocado, tahini, lemon juice, cayenne pepper and tamari.

Using your hands, massage all these ingredients into the kale for a few minutes. This process breakdowns the kale tough cellulose structure. You will notice the kale will shrink in size, become darker, and have a softer texture (The longer you leave the kale, the softer and easier to chew it will become – you can leave it for up to 2 days or eat right away).

To serve, combine the kale mixture with the sweet potatoes and walnut maple pieces.

Additonal notes

Loving Healthy was founded by nutritionists and chefs Rose and Tamara, who bonded over their mutual appreciation of the link between diet and health and their love of good food. Through their work, they aim to show how to create exciting, imaginative and delicious dishes whatever dietary restrictions people may have, and to show people how to overcome health concerns through specialised nutrition.

“Kale is one of the worlds healthiest foods, and this salad packs a big nutritional punch! Great for those wanting to detox, those with female health concerns, and skin issues – or anyone just wanting to supercharge their health! Visit Loving Healthy to check out why this makes the perfect nutrient dense winter salad.”

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