If you’re trying to eat healthier this year, that’s fantastic! Maybe you even caught our recent article about how to eat healthier without following a diet, too.
In that post, one of the things we talked about was finding healthy meals that are also easy to prep. That’s why we’ve decided to share one of our all-time favorites with you. This delicious, Ethiopian-inspired dish is great served with an egg for breakfast or it can be a delicious dinner side.
The sweet potato kale hash is packed not only with lots of great nutrients, but also with plenty of flavor. Plus, the prep and cook time combined is only about 15 minutes. We really hope you enjoy it as much as we do. Here’s how to make enough for three to four meals.
(Note: Since the recipe only uses half of an onion and half of a bell pepper, it’s easy to double. All you’ll really need is an extra sweet potato.)
One Large Sweet Potato, peeled and cut into half-inch cubes
Red Bell Pepper, halved and chopped
Yellow Onion, halved and chopped
3 Cloves of Garlic, minced or chopped
Kale, 2 cups chopped
1 Teaspoon Salt (or less)
½ Teaspoon Cumin Powder
1 ½ Teaspoons Pasilla Chili Powder
3 Tablespoons Olive Oil (divided)
⅓ Cup Water
1. Once you’ve chopped up your produce, you’ll need a large mixing bowl. In it, combine the sweet potato with the bell pepper, onion, and garlic.
2. Whisk your spices together with two tablespoons of olive oil in a small bowl.
3. Coat the sweet potato, onion, and bell pepper mixture with the spiced oil. (You can do this in the bowl with a large spoon or shake everything together in a large zip-top bag.)
4. Heat one tablespoon of olive oil in a large sauté pan over medium-high heat.
5. Cook the sweet potato mixture (the hash, if you will), for about six to eight minutes, stirring every other minute. 6. Once the potatoes are fork-tender, you’ll know they’re done.
7. Now, add the kale and the third cup of water to the pan and mix them in. Within about a minute the kale should become wilted, which means it’s done.
8. Optionally, you can season with additional salt and pepper to taste.
Do you have any great, healthy recipe suggestions? Let us know in the comments below!