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Kale and Quinoa Salad

Kale and Quinoa Salad

  • Prep

    5 m
  • Cook

    15 m
  • Ready In

    55 m
Kicius

Kicius

Delicious and nutritious! This salad is sure to please the crowd! And with so many options to mix and match to your tastes, you can't go wrong. You can play with the kale-to-quinoa ratio to make this your own. Use alternative nuts and dried fruit to customize to your own taste buds.

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  • Calories:
  • 439 kcal
  • 22%
  • Fat:
  • 27 g
  • 42%
  • Carbs:
  • 43.9g
  • 14%
  • Protein:
  • 10.7 g
  • 21%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 17 mg
  • 6%
  • Sodium:
  • 397 mg
  • 16%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

Directions

  1. Bring water to a boil in a saucepan. Stir quinoa into the boiling water, reduce heat to medium-low, place cover on the saucepan, and cook until water absorbs into the quinoa, about 12 minutes. Remove saucepan from heat and let rest covered for 5 minutes. Remove cover and allow quinoa to cool completely.
  2. Put kale in a large mixing bowl.
  3. Whisk olive oil, lemon juice, Dijon mustard, garlic, pepper, and salt together in a bowl until oil emulsifies into the mixture; drizzle over kale. Add cooled quinoa, pecans, currants, and feta cheese to the dressed kale and toss to incorporate.
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cookie
101

cookie

1/10/2013

Nice recipe. A nutritional powerhouse! but...Why would you not massage the kale? Massaged kale salads are everywhere. After cutting into ribbons, add 1tsp. sea salt. Massage for 2 min. It will become silky, shiny and very pliable. It's delicious!

kable
66

kable

12/11/2012

I bought the huge Costco bag of baby kale and was looking for something to do with it. Just tried this recipe and it is super easy and delicious. I added the quinoa while it was a little warm and wilted the kale just slightly, really good. Thanks for sharing the recipe!

IronandSilk
46

IronandSilk

12/2/2012

I needed a quick Sunday lunch, and this was perfect! I've never enjoyed kale in a salad because it can be so crunchy, but the quinoa and dressing really helped soften the kale perfectly! I didn't have pecans or currants, so I chopped up some of the orange bell pepper I had left and tossed in some unsalted peanuts. It was still wonderful!! Definitely want to try this more often!

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