How To: Make Lentil and Sweet Potato Power Salad

Usually when you hear the word salad, you think lunch or a light dinner. But that doesn’t have to be the case! This power salad is filling and packs some serious nutrients. It’s a complete meal featuring greens, veggies, carbs, fat and protein. That’s right: a vegan salad with a TON of protein.

If you weren’t convinced yet, the dressing for this power salad is a great way to bring leftover veggies back to life, so you might want to make a little extra to have later in the week!


Makes 3 to 4 servings

2 tbsp tahini
1 tbsp agave (or honey)
1 tbsp apple cider vinegar
1 tsp olive oil
1/4 tsp salt

1 cup lentils (cooked according to package directions)
1 can chickpeas (rinsed and drained)
3 small sweet potatoes
1 pint cherry tomatoes
6 cups mixed greens (we used kale and spinach)
1 bell pepper
1 tbsp olive oil
1/4 tsp salt


1] Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

2] Cube the sweet potatoes.

sweet pots

3] Spread the sweet potato cubes and chickpeas on the baking sheet, drizzle on the olive oil and sprinkle on the salt. Give the sweet potatoes and chickpeas a quick stir to ensure that they are seasoned, and pop them in the oven.

4] Bake at 350 for 20 to 25 minutes, or until the sweet potatoes are soft.

5] Measure out and cook the lentils according to the package directions. Once they’re finished cooking, set them aside to cool.


6] Combine all ingredients for the dressing into a small bowl and whisk thoroughly. The dressing will have a thick consistency, great if you want more of a sauce. If you prefer a thinner dressing (which we recommend), whisk in 1 tsp of water at a time, repeating until you reach your desired consistency.

sauce sauceee

7] Dice the bell pepper and halve the tomatoes.


8] Wash the greens and remove any stems. Chop or tear the greens into smaller, bite-sized pieces and layer them in the bottom of a bowl.


mixed greens

9] Top the mixed greens with the veggies, lentils and chickpeas, drizzle on your dressing and EAT UP!

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Teresa Sandoval is CHAARG’s Creative Project Lead. She dedicates her free time to any and all activities that let her get outside. When she isn’t taking her dog for a run or spending time in the sunshine, she can be found getting messy and creative in the kitchen.

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