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Yacon Kale Citrus Salad (Vegan, Gluten-Free)

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  • Author: The Plant-Powered Dietitian
  • Prep Time: 12 minutes
  • Total Time: 12 minutes
  • Yield: 4 servings 1x


Learn how to cook with yacon, this exotic, healthy root vegetable from the Andes.



  • 2 yacon, peeled, sliced into matchstick strips
  • 1 lemon, juiced
  • 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 cup baby kale leaves
  • 3 mandarin oranges, segmented (may substitute with 1 cup canned, drained)
  • 3 tablespoon chopped fresh mint
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh fennel fronds
  • ¼ cup roasted pumpkin seeds
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • ¼ teaspoon cumin
  • ¼ teaspoon black pepper


  1. Place sliced yacon in a medium salad bowl.
  2. Immediately drizzle with lemon juice and olive oil and toss together to prevent from browning.
  3. Add kale, oranges, mint, fennel fronds, pumpkin seeds, garlic, cumin, black pepper and sea salt (optional). Toss together well.
  4. Chill until serving time.
  • Category: Salad
  • Cuisine: South American

Keywords: vegan salad, yacon salad, yacon