By Kaity Farrell
Bake sweet potatoes on foil at 425 degrees Farenheit for 30-40 minutes until fork tender.
Meanwhile lightly steam kale leaves for several minutes to reduce any bitterness they might have (not necessary for baby kale leaves). Add lightly steamed kale, parsley, hemp seeds, lemon zest and juice, salt and pepper to a food process and pulse to finely mince leaves. With food processor running, slowly add oil until mixture is smooth and creamy.
When sweet potatoes are done baking, split them with a knife and stuff them with steamed edamame, tomatoes, avocado and pomegranate seeds. Top potatoes with pesto and drizzle with aged balsamic vinegar. Garnish with a sprinkle of seeds of your choice and some fresh tender herbs like parsley, basil or cilantro.
Serve immediately. Store extra pesto in an airtight container refrigerated for up to 1 week or freeze for later use for up to 6 months.
Kaity Farrell is a private chef based on the island of Nantucket, MA and the creative voice of food blog and brand, Fare Isle. She focuses on seasonal, nourishing and wholesome, mostly plant-based recipes. When she’s not creating and photographing recipes, you can find her tending her seaside garden and enjoying the beauty of the island with her husband and their young son. Find her at fareisle.com
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