Kale, Quinoa, and Avocado Salad with Lemon Dijon Vinaigrette

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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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Prep Time:
25 mins
Cook Time:
15 mins
Total Time:
40 mins
Servings:
4
Yield:
1 large salad

Ingredients

Salad

  • cup quinoa

  • 1 ⅓ cups water

  • 1 bunch kale, torn into bite-sized pieces

  • ½ avocado - peeled, pitted, and diced

  • ½ cup chopped cucumber

  • cup chopped red bell pepper

  • 2 tablespoons chopped red onion

  • 1 tablespoon crumbled feta cheese

Dressing

  • ¼ cup olive oil

  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice

  • 1 ½ tablespoons Dijon mustard

  • ¾ teaspoon sea salt

  • ¼ teaspoon ground black pepper

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.

    close up view of Kale, Quinoa, and Avocado Salad with Lemon Dijon Vinaigrette in a bowl
    Grace Magyar

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

343 Calories
20g Fat
35g Carbs
9g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 343
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 20g 26%
Saturated Fat 3g 16%
Cholesterol 2mg 1%
Sodium 552mg 24%
Total Carbohydrate 35g 13%
Dietary Fiber 6g 23%
Total Sugars 1g
Protein 9g
Vitamin C 157mg 786%
Calcium 188mg 14%
Iron 8mg 42%
Potassium 856mg 18%

* 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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