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Sesame Roasted Roots with Balsamic Massaged Kale

  • Author: by Mary
  • Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Cook Time: 40 mins
  • Total Time: 50 minutes
  • Yield: 3-4 1x


Units Scale
  • 2 large carrots, cut into 3/4" chunks
  • 3 beets, cut into 1/2" cubes
  • 1 sweet potato, cut into 1" chunks
  • 3 Tbsp toasted sesame oil, divided
  • salt & pepper
  • 3 cups torn kale leaves
  • 2 tsp balsamic vinegar
  • 2 tsp sesame seeds
  • 1.5 cups cooked black rice
  • 1 fried egg per bowl
  • 1 hot chili, sliced (optional)


  1. Preheat the oven to 425F. Toss the carrots, beets, and sweet potatoes in 2 Tbsp of toasted sesame oil, and season liberally with salt & pepper. Spread in an even layer on a foil-lined baking sheet, and bake for 30-40 minutes, or until the veggies are tender.
  2. Optional: broil the veggies for 3-5 minutes directly under the broiler to get them a bit charred!
  3. While the veggies are cooking, use your hands to massage the kale with the remaining 1 Tbsp of toasted sesame oil and the balsamic vinegar. Massage for about 4 minutes, or until it is significantly softer! Set aside.
  4. When the veggies are done, toss with the sesame seeds.
  5. Serve with a scoop of black rice, a fried egg, and plenty of kale and veggies. Top with a sliced chili!