This recipe was born of my desire to incorporate quinoa into my diet. I absolutely love the taste of it. This yields a large salad and could be halved if necessary.

Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
cook:
20 mins
additional:
5 mins
total:
40 mins
Servings:
2
Yield:
2 servings
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Ingredients

2
Original recipe yields 2 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Bring water and quinoa to a boil in a saucepan. Reduce heat to medium-low, cover, and simmer until quinoa is tender, 15 to 20 minutes. Drain water and run quinoa under cold water to cool.

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  • Place a steamer insert into a saucepan and fill with water to just below the bottom of the steamer. Bring water to a boil. Add kale, cover, and steam until tender, 2 to 3 minutes. Place chopped kale in a bowl and refrigerate until chilled, 3 to 5 minutes.

  • Mix avocado, tomato, and cucumber together in a bowl; add quinoa and kale. Sprinkle feta cheese over quinoa mixture; add Italian dressing and stir.

Nutrition Facts

313 calories; protein 10.3g; carbohydrates 26.6g; fat 19.9g; cholesterol 28mg; sodium 620.1mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (10)

Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
07/05/2017
So easy. I didn't have feta cheese so I used Parmesan cheese instead! It turned out great! Read More
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12 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 9
  • 4 star values: 3
  • 3 star values: 0
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
11/01/2014
This recipe was really tasty. I used baby kale so I could skip the steaming and Kraft Sundried Tomato & Oregano dressing. Delicious! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/05/2017
So easy. I didn't have feta cheese so I used Parmesan cheese instead! It turned out great! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/20/2016
This recipe was delicious! And fit the requirements for my Uncle who is vegetarian and on the Candida diet. I just had to make my own Italian dressing that excluded sugar. Thank you for the yummy recipe Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
07/03/2017
I added red peppers for flavor. Good recipe! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
06/11/2017
Double the quinoa and add an extra tbsp of dressing. I used Kraft Italian zesty lime. YUM. Cilantro would also be good in this. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/10/2014
Excellent! I had to substitute asparagus for the avocado due to allergies but I'm sure it's amazing as is. Thanks for the recipe! It's a keeper.... Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/13/2017
Even my husband who is "iffy" about kale LOVED this! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/15/2017
I didn't have avacados so I used a little guacamole and a toasted sesame dressing! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
07/03/2016
I doubled the avocado Read More