Vegan roasted sweet potato & sausage kale salad with BBQ ranch

I was sifting through my fridge and cupboards this afternoon trying to create a recipe.  I wanted something healthy and full of greens, but also savory and delicious.  I also wanted it to leave me feeling full and satisfied.  I love creating recipes like this.  This salad is the perfect mixture of savory deliciousness and healthy greens.  I hope you enjoy!

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Vegan Roasted Sausage, Sweet Potato & Kale Salad with BBQ Ranch

prep time: 8 MINScook time: 25 MINStotal time: 33 mins

ingredients:

  • 2 Vegan Field Roast Smoked Apple Sage Sausages
  • 1 bunch of curly kale ( 8 stalks)
  • 1 avocado
  • 1/2 lemon juiced
  • 1 TBL soy sauce
  • Nutritional Yeast
  • 1 large sweet potato
  • 1 Red Bell Pepper cut into strips
  • 1/2 tsp smoked paprika
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
Vegan BBQ Cashew Ranch
  • 2 cups soaked cashews
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 2 TBL apple cider vinegar
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1 lemon juiced
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 2 tsp each of onion & garlic powder
  • 1 tsp each of dried dill & parsley
  • salt & pepper to taste
  • BBQ sauce without honey or anchovies

instructions:

1. Peel & cut sweet potato into bite sized cubes
2. Lightly steam sweet potato for 5 minutes
3. Put sweet potato, bell pepper and chopped vegan sausage on a baking sheet with oil
4. Season with smoked paprika, garlic powder and salt.
5. Bake @350 for 25 minutes

Assemble Kale Salad
1. Rinse and chop kale.  Place in bowl
2. Hand massage kale with avocado & lemon juice for about 1 minute
3. Season with a few sprinkles of soy sauce and nutritional yeast

Vegan BBQ Cashew Ranch
1. Put cashews in boiling water for 8 minutes to quickly soak & soften
2. Blend everything except the dried herbs
3. Stir in dried herbs & BBQ sauce to taste




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