Love this healthy, quick recipe, perfect for a summer BBQ or a classy dinner! Hope you enjoy this as much as I do! I am new writing down my recipes, and would love some positive feedback! You can substitute sea salt for kosher salt, if desired.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
20 mins
cook:
25 mins
total:
45 mins
Servings:
8
Yield:
8 servings
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Ingredients

8
Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
Dressing:
Salad:

Directions

Instructions Checklist
  • Blend 1 cup olive oil, lemon juice, shallot, Dijon mustard, honey, and kosher salt together in a blender until dressing is smooth and creamy.

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  • Bring water and chicken bouillon to a boil in a saucepan; add quinoa, reduce heat to medium-low, and simmer until liquid is absorbed, about 15 minutes. Fluff quinoa with a fork and transfer to a large bowl.

  • Heat remaining olive oil in a large saucepan over medium-high heat; saute onion and garlic in hot oil until golden, 5 to 7 minutes. Stir kale into onion mixture; saute until kale is tender, 5 to 10 minutes.

  • Stir kale mixture into quinoa. Pour dressing over the top and add pine nuts and avocado; toss to coat. Serve warm or cold.

Nutrition Facts

537 calories; protein 9.9g; carbohydrates 30.1g; fat 44.4g; cholesterol 0.1mg; sodium 315.3mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (4)

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Rating: 5 stars
03/11/2016
The dressing is absolutely delicious! Very light and fresh. Salad is still great the next day. Thanks for a great recipe. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/11/2016
The dressing is absolutely delicious! Very light and fresh. Salad is still great the next day. Thanks for a great recipe. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/11/2020
We loved this! I had green onions rather than shallots for the dressing, and it was delicious. Definitely a salad to make ahead chill! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/13/2017
This was a really great way to use some kale we had on hand. Substituted Barley for the quinoa and cut back on the olive oil by about a third. Served it cold and the flavors all mixed really well. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/26/2018
So yummy and filling! Read More
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