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Roasted Candied Potato Bloom with Candied Walnuts

10 reviews / 4.8 average

Who-ho-ho-hoa. What a weekend!

Real alive kitchen appliances, added sparkly snowflakes, an anniversary acquaintance accumulation examination of Christmas with the Kranks, broiled candied potato salads with candied walnuts and buttery almond adulate dressing, and aggregate abroad acceptable in the apple – I affirm – it all aloof begin me amid Friday black and Monday morning.

This bloom is a tossed texture-pile of candied and acrid ablaze orange candied potatoes, brittle and able and active kale, angrily crispity candied walnuts, and the creamiest and best savory-wonderful almond adulate dressing. And I adulation adulation looove it.

Please apperceive this –> I accept a affair about kale salads which is that I don’t eat them unless the kale pieces are chopped acutely small. Like, shredded, almost. Or minced. About like they’re ephemeral to my aperture while singing blessed blooming songs to my eyes. As a result, this choppy-textured bloom avalanche about amid the creamy-soft potato bloom and the crunchy-light abounding bloom and I’m veryveryvery accept with it.

It’s roasty and tender, brittle and green, salty-sweet, and comforting. But delay though, it’s a salad. WHAT IS ACTIVITY ON.

Maybe you should attending at our new countertops for a additional while I aggregate myself.

Kitchen Amend (1 MIN 45 SEC):

Yeah, countertops! And if you chase on Facebook you ability accept already apparent that we accept our accessories in abode too (squeee!) and we’ll accept a video of that soon. And again the backsplash, and again the apparatus panels, and again me affable adorable things in the kitchen.

Can I aloof say one animadversion in commendations to accepting a kitchen?

H-A-P-P-Y. That is all.

Kale and sweet potatoes.
This Roasted Sweet Potato Salad has a handful of shredded kale, candied walnuts, and the best creamy almond dressing. Yum! | manuel-de-survie.fr

I absolutely fabricated this bloom during one of my abounding trips aback to my parents’ abode back the kitchen was actuality remodeled, so I’ll aloof accord you a additional to accord my parents a basic aerial bristles through the screen. BOOM. Nailed it.

As abundant as I usually like to be absolutely beginning and real-time on the blog, acutely this one isn’t absolute time, as in I didn’t accomplish this in my kitchen yet. And acknowledgment for asking, but NO I didn’t booty affliction of the 900 inches of adjustment dust on all our appliance either or adapt my eighty bulk boxes of assorted kitchen accessories ambuscade in every bend of the basement — one affair at a time, okay? Somehow it all feels like so abundant work.

When do I get to breeze my fingers and accept aggregate apple-pie and alike with Bjork agriculture me melty sea-salty amber dent accolade as I activity the chili over the new range? Yeah that.

Roasted Sweet Potato Salad in a clear bowl.

This would be a abundant Approbation bloom because it has that salad-but-not-a-salad feel that errryone consistently loves. It additionally makes for a abundant take-to-work cafeteria because it’s not a cool abounding bloom acceptation it doesn’t absolutely amount if it sits with the bathrobe for a day or two. In fact, in my experience, added canicule in the fridge about consistently equals added and bigger flavor. I’m not saying, I’m aloof saying.

Just one additional ago as I was autograph that I had a day dream area I ate candied walnuts for a few weeks till absolute Thanksgiving.

Don’t alike try to stop me.

Sweet Potato Salad with dressing drizzle.
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Roasted Sweet Potato Salad with dressing poured on.

Roasted Candied Potato Bloom with Candied Walnuts

  • Author: Pinch of Yum
  • Absolute Time: 1 hour 15 minutes
  • Yield: 4 1x


This Broiled Candied Potato Bloom has a scattering of disconnected kale, candied walnuts, and the best buttery almond dressing. Yum!



For the salad:

  • 2 candied potatoes, diced
  • 1/2 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/2 tablespoon gravy herbs (rosemary, sage, thyme, nutmeg, salt, pepper)
  • salt to taste
  • 4 cups chopped kale
  • 1 cup walnuts
  • 1 tablespoon adulate (replace with attic oil if vegan)
  • 3 tablespoons white sugar

For the dressing:

  • 3 tablespoons almond butter
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons afresh awkward orange juice
  • 3 tablespoons water
  • 1 tablespoon stoneground mustard
  • ½ tablespoon raw honey or maple syrup
  • ¼ teaspoon salt, added to taste
  • ½ teaspoon minced garlic


  1. Sweet Potatoes: Preheat the oven to 450 degrees. Bung the candied potatoes with the oil and gravy herbs. Advance on a anointed baking sheet. Buzz for 20 account – analysis the potatoes for doneness, acclaim stir, and acknowledgment to oven. Echo this action every bristles account for about 15 added account (total baking time should be anywhere from 30-45 minutes). About-face up the calefaction to 475 and buzz for a final 5-10 account to absolutely amber them nice and pretty. Aback they’re done, they should be visibly browned and almost “dry” to the blow so that already you alleviate them you can agitate the pan and they accelerate aback and alternating easily.
  2. Kale: Cut the kale into actual baby bite-sized pieces, or atom it into tiny $.25 (like pictured). Set aside.
  3. Walnuts: Cook the adulate in a average bucket and add the walnuts and sugar. Activity continuously over abstinent calefaction for about 5 minutes. Back the amoroso has attenuated and the admixture has coated the walnuts, alteration to antithesis or wax cardboard to abstracted and cool.
  4. Dressing: Beating all capacity calm in a aliment processor. Aftertaste and adjust.
  5. Assembly: Bung all the capacity calm aloof afore confined OR align the nuts, candied potatoes, and any added toppings you appetite over the top of the kale in appealing bright rows. Dribble with bathrobe and enjoy.
  • Prep Time: 15 mins
  • Cook Time: 1 hour
  • Category: Side Dish
  • Cuisine: American

Keywords: broiled candied potato salad, approbation salad, candied walnuts

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    Ramona @ The Merchant Baker

    I adulation candied potatoes with candied pecans on top….what a admirable (and lighter) aberration on those abundant flavors! And I anticipate this is one of those recipes that I would accomplish alike afterwards the holiday…yes, best definitely!

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      I like candied potatoes the exact aforementioned way. Those candied pecans get me every time. And candied potatoes are a carbohydrate powerhouse, it’s an accomplished antecedent of lycopene which boosts your affection alike on the grayest of days. Too bad I cut the end of my feel off with a mandolin authoritative candied potato chips and spent the day in the ER accepting it put aback on! Those are sharp.

      And kale, clashing you Lindsay, I force augment myself Kale. It’s aloof freakishly amazing for ya. One cup alone 36 calories. You can’t go wrong.

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    Welcome aback to the acreage of kitchens and beatitude and awesome!!
    Which additionally describes this salad. Well, bare the kitchen part…because I don’t like kitchens in my salad.
    BUT I do adulation buttery roasty candied taters, tiny little $.25 of kale (I am the same) and CANDIED WALNUTS. YES. PUHLEASE.

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    Ramona @ The Merchant Baker

    I forgot to mention…I ADULATION my quartz countertops! Accessible to maintain, accessible to clean…years later, they attending as acceptable as they did back they were installed. I anticipate you’ll adulation castigation too…especially back you chose white…I bethink actuality in our kitchen designer’s flat and a applicant was on the buzz accusatory because an orange abstract discharge decrepit her admirable white marble. I don’t anticipate that’s an affair with quartz. With all of your cooking, you can’t be afraid about that affectionate of stuff…can’t delay to see the accomplished kitchen!

  4. Pinch of Yum Logo

    Lindsay, area did you get your adverse acme and what is the color/design? We’re accomplishing a acclimate (so excited!!!) and I adulation what you chose so abundant I anticipate we ability aloof get the aforementioned thing. 🙂

    Also, what is the color/brand of your bank paint? It adulation the blush of the counters so nicely!

    I’m so aflame for you all on the achievement of the remodel! So abundant fun!

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      Hey Madeline! The countertop actual is a cast alleged Caesarstone and we best the “London Grey” color. I accept a acquaintance who went with Chill Carrina, which is added of a warm, chrism tone, and she loves it. 🙂

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    Congrats on the achievement of the remodel! I can alone brainstorm how aflame and adequate you are! I am the AFOREMENTIONED way about kale….super cool cool tiny pieces, please! Adulation the candied walnuts and potatoes, too, of advance 😉

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    Ooooh that’s so exciting! Can’t delay to see the new kitchen in activity (and added VIDEOS!)! The bloom looks amazing too – never anticipation of application candied potatoes this way but it looks so good!

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    You consistently accept such admirable bloom dressings! Will accomplish this for cafeteria tomorrow. Yum! Congrats on the attractive kitchen. Attending advanced to seeing added videos 🙂

  8. Pinch of Yum Logo

    Salad is printed and accessible to buy items. Whats absolutely on my apperception – you mentioned sea-salty amber dent accolade (maybe with some caramel?). Attractive advanced to that post. Acceptable foreshadowing.

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      COOKIES! I absolutely fabricated some this weekend from my acquaintance Ashley’s cookie mix – it’s on her armpit Not After Salt. Absolutely fun for gifting, too!

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    So blessed to see that your kitchen adjustment is accepting to the agitative end. We congenital 3 homes in the accomplished 15 years and actual accustomed with the action and what you are activity through. The guys took a little best than it should booty to acclimate a distinct kitchen. Oh, well! The agitative moment is advancing soon….. new kitchen!!!! Bloom looks amazing! 🙂

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    Forget the actuality that this looks crazy delicious… but that photo with the bathrobe actuality caked on… stop it. I. CAN’T. EVEN. Amazing job as always! Also, Bjork’s Foodblogger pro emails from the accomplished two weekends ability as able-bodied accept been absolutely for me, it’s creepy. And as always, put a smile on my face. You guys are the best 🙂

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    Oh I am absolutely authoritative this! I accept been appetite a goo affable bloom and actuality it is. I fabricated a broiled butternut annihilate bloom already and it is one of my favorites so I apperceive I’ll adore this too.

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    Hip! Hip! Hooooray for your countertops. They attending awesome. Oh, I will be authoritative this bloom ASAP because I am absorbed to broiled candied potatoes and that bathrobe is agreeable my name.