Kale and Quinoa Salad

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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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Prep Time:
5 mins
Cook Time:
15 mins
Additional Time:
35 mins
Total Time:
55 mins
Servings:
6
Yield:
6 servings

Ingredients

  • 2 cups water

  • 1 cup quinoa

  • 10 leaves kale, cut into small pieces

  • 3 tablespoons olive oil

  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice

  • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard

  • 1 large garlic clove, minced

  • 1 teaspoon fresh cracked black pepper

  • ½ teaspoon ground sea salt

  • 1 cup pecans

  • 1 cup currants

  • ¾ cup crumbled feta cheese

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.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

439 Calories
27g Fat
44g Carbs
11g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 439
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 27g 35%
Saturated Fat 5g 26%
Cholesterol 17mg 6%
Sodium 397mg 17%
Total Carbohydrate 44g 16%
Dietary Fiber 6g 23%
Total Sugars 18g
Protein 11g
Vitamin C 44mg 220%
Calcium 191mg 15%
Iron 5mg 29%
Potassium 632mg 13%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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