Sweet potato, chick pea, and sea vegetable hash with kale, sauerkraut and balsamic vinegar, tomato catsup

A fairly straightforward hash — in spite of the ingredients list — baked with sesame and curry spices, topped with kale stir-fried in tamari and mustard, garnished with some sauerkraut, black sesame seeds, and a simple tomato, balsamic vinegar catsup. This recipe easily doubles.


For the dressing
1 scallion, minced
1/2T fresh garlic, minced
1T sesame seed butter
1T tamari
1T pickle or sauerkraut vinegar (pickle vinegar pefered for the spices)
1T cold water
1/2t coconut sugar
1T nutritional yeast
1/2T curry powder
1/4t red Thai chili
Sea salt and black pepper to taste

For the hash
1 cup sweet potato, peeled, 1/3″ dice
1 cup yellow potatoes, scrubbed, 1/3″ dice
1/2 cup cooked chick peas (1)
1T warm water
1/2T nori flakes
1/2t purple dulse flakes
1T nutritional yeast
Sea salt and black pepper to taste

For the kale
1 cup green kale, stemmed and chopped
1/2t prepared mustard (I use a brown mustard)
1/2T tamari
1T nutritional yeast
Sea salt and black pepper to taste

For the garnish
1T passata (or tomato puree)
1t balsamic vinegar
Sea salt and black pepper to taste
1/2t black sesame seeds
2T sauerkraut (I use unpastuerized)

Optional: add 1/2t agave nectar, 1/4t garlic and/or onion powder to the catsup for a more traditional catsup taste.


Make the dressing for the hash first, then the potatoes and chick peas, the kale and the garnish.

Preheat the oven to 375F. Whisk together the ingredients for the dressing and season to taste. Let the dressing stand while the oven warms up. Prepare the sweet and yellow potatoes. Using a fork, mash the chick peas with the warm water, dulse, nori, and nutritional yeast. Season to taste. Toss the potatoes in the dressing until well-coated. Toss the chick peas with the potatoes and mix thoroughly.

Add the hash to a 5″ – 6″ tart ceramic plate (or similar glass or ceramic baking dish). Pack the hash tightly with a spoon. Bake for 20-30 minutes until the potatoes are fork tender and lightly browned. They should have formed a light crust. When the hash is done, remove from the oven and let it stand 5 minutes to cool and setup.

While the hash cools, make the kale and catsup. Whisk the tamari and mustard. Add the mixture to a frying pan on high heat. Add the kale and stir fry until the kale is lightly wilted (about 2-3 minutes). Remove from heat, toss with the nutritional yeast, and season to taste. Whisk the passata and balsamic vinegar together for the catsup and season to taste.

Run the flat of a knife around the interior edge of the hash to loosen it from the tart plate. Carefully turn out the hash onto a plate (it may be a bit crumbly). Season to taste. Add the kale. Garnish with sauerkraut, black sesame seeds, and catsup, and enjoy!

  1. If you make the chick peas from scratch for this dish, about 1/4 scant cup will yield slightly more than 1/2 cup cooked, which will be fine. I slow cook mine in larger batches with kombu so that I have them on hand.