Kale and Quinoa Salad

  • prep time35 min
  • total time 35 min
  • serves 4 - 6

This colourful salad is a great packable lunchtime meal or served as a side for dinner.

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Directions for: Kale and Quinoa Salad


½ - 1 bunch lacinato kale (also called Tuscan kale), washed stems removed and leaves cut into 1-inch strips

3 Tbsp red wine vinegar

Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper

3 - 4 Tbsp extra-virgin olive oil

1 cup cooked white quinoa

1 cup cherry tomatoes, halved

¼ cup crumbled goat cheese

¼ cup toasted pine nuts


1. Steep the kale in hot water in a large bowl until it turns slightly brighter, 1 to 2 minutes. Remove and pat dry.

2. In a small bowl, combine the vinegar and a pinch of salt and freshly ground pepper. While whisking, slowly drizzle in the olive oil.

3. Pour half the dressing over the kale in a large bowl. Massage the kale leaves with your hands. Add the quinoa, tomatoes and more dressing and toss together with 2 spoons. Mix in the goat cheese and pine nuts. Transfer the salad to a serving dish. Allow to sit for 20 minutes before serving.

See more: Salad, Cheese, Lunch, Rice/Grain, Side, Tomatoes, Vegetables


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