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Kale, Quinoa, and Avocado Salad with Lemon Dijon Vinaigrette

Kale, Quinoa, and Avocado Salad with Lemon Dijon Vinaigrette

  • Prep

    25 m
  • Cook

    15 m
  • Ready In

    40 m
Stephanie

Stephanie

Steaming the kale removes some of the bitterness. The salad dressing ties all the flavors together. A quartet of super foods (kale, quinoa, avocado, and olive oil) make this a healthy meal!

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  • Calories:
  • 342 kcal
  • 17%
  • Fat:
  • 20.3 g
  • 31%
  • Carbs:
  • 35.4g
  • 11%
  • Protein:
  • 8.9 g
  • 18%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 2 mg
  • < 1%
  • Sodium:
  • 552 mg
  • 22%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

Directions

  1. Bring the quinoa and 1 1/3 cup water to a boil in a saucepan. Reduce heat to medium-low, cover, and simmer until the quinoa is tender, and the water has been absorbed, about 15 to 20 minutes. Set aside to cool.
  2. Place kale in a steamer basket over 1 inch of boiling water in a saucepan. Cover saucepan with a lid and steam kale until hot, about 45 seconds; transfer to a large plate. Top kale with quinoa, avocado, cucumber, bell pepper, red onion, and feta cheese.
  3. Whisk olive oil, lemon juice, Dijon mustard, sea salt, and black pepper together in a bowl until the oil emulsifies into the dressing; pour over the salad.
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KW
108

KW

1/7/2013

Huge hit even with the toddler. :). Although he eats anything. Steamed the kale in the microwave: rinse kale (don't dry) drop in a microwave safe bowl and cover with Saran wrap, lifting a corner to vent. 30 seconds or so. Lovely taste and healthy too.

LizzyMcGizzy
87

LizzyMcGizzy

1/15/2013

This is amaaazzzinnggg!!! The flavor combination in this is brilliant! Avocado and feta and the occasional cool bite of cucumber or spicy red onion; the dijon and lemon is phenomenal! SOOO mouth-watering! Even my kids (four and 1.5 yrs) devoured this. I made a double batch, we were nibbling on it still warm from the quinoa. I DID keep the kale raw, to retain nutrients. I massaged and kneaded the torn up leaves with a bit of salt; and put some of them in a large plastic bag and let my kids fling it around. This is soo soo soooo delicious!!

ChefsDaughter143
70

ChefsDaughter143

1/7/2013

This was a great salad! Don't be scared of the kale. I made a half batch and sent it for lunch for my husband and myself. We both were pleasantly surprised by the great flavors in this dish. The dressing is a great complement to all of the ingredients. In the end, you barely even taste the kale, but you do reap all of the benefits of eating it!

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