Red Quinoa and Tuscan Kale


We love quinoa, especially red quinoa. I like kale (the kids weren't so sure about kale). The kids loved this dish! Everyone had seconds, even my picky eater. The combination of salty, sweet, and savory was awesome. Keeping in mind that I do the pinch-here-pinch-there style of cooking, this is easily adjusted to your personal taste. Next time I make this, I will be adding in some capers . . . because we like capers!

Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
20 mins
Total Time:
35 mins
6 servings


  • 2 ½ cups water

  • 1 cup red quinoa

  • 3 red bell pepper, diced

  • 1 bunch kale, cut into 1-inch pieces

  • 3 tablespoons coconut oil

  • ½ sweet onion, diced

  • 2 tablespoons minced garlic

  • ½ cup crumbled feta cheese

  • ¼ cup toasted slivered almonds

  • 1 lemon, juiced and zested

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil

  • sea salt to taste

  • fresh cracked black pepper to taste


  1. Bring water to a boil in a saucepan; add quinoa and red bell pepper. Return water to a boil, place cover on the saucepan, reduce heat to low, and cook for about 10 minutes; add kale and continue cooking until quinoa is tender, about 5 minutes more.

  2. Heat coconut oil in a skillet over medium-high heat. Saute onion and garlic in hot oil until the onion is translucent, about 5 minutes; transfer to a large bowl. Stir feta cheese, almonds, lemon juice, lemon zest, and olive oil with the onion mixture; add quinoa mixture and stir. Season mixture with sea salt and cracked black pepper.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

316 Calories
17g Fat
35g Carbs
10g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 316
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 17g 22%
Saturated Fat 9g 44%
Cholesterol 11mg 4%
Sodium 235mg 10%
Total Carbohydrate 35g 13%
Dietary Fiber 6g 22%
Total Sugars 4g
Protein 10g
Vitamin C 171mg 855%
Calcium 190mg 15%
Iron 3mg 14%
Potassium 538mg 11%

* 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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