Roasted Yam and Kale Salad

A beautiful winter-to-spring cross over salad - loads of sunny vitamin C from the roasted yams taste fantastic with the folate and calcium of kale and the tangy carmelized onion. What a great way to say "a la prochaine" to winter's amazing and nourishing root veggies while we get ready for the energetic greens of spring!
Cooking time/temp: 
20 mins prep -20 mins cook
Ingredients: 

2 yams - cut into 1 inch squares

2 tbsp olive oil

salt and fresh ground pepper to taste

1 onion

3 cloves garlic

1 bunch kale, torn to bite size

2 tbsp red wine vinegar

1 tsp chopped fresh thyme

Instructions: 

1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees

2. Toss yams with 2 tbsp of olive oil, season to taste and arrange evenly on a baking sheet

3. Bake yams for approx 25 mins until tender - then cool in the  fridge

3. Meanwhile, heat 1 tbsp olive oil and cook garlic and sliced onion until carmelized to golden brown (about 15 mins)

4. Stir in kale and cook gently until it is wilted.

5. Transfer kale mixture to a bowl and refridgerate until cool.

 

Once all ingredients have cooled, combine yams, kale, red wine vinegar and fresh thyme in a bowl. Season with salt and fresh ground pepper and toss/stir gently.