The juice of 2 limes can replace the lemon juice, if desired.
For the quinoa, make sure to rinse it thoroughly (I personally rinse 4 times with agitation). This will get rid of the bitterness that you can get if it is not rinsed well enough.
For the ideal flavor and texture of the kale, it is best to avoid veins, and to gently massage after dicing.
I have added some creole spice mixture ( 1 to 2 tablespoons) with success to spice it up a little more.
The jalapeno adds a little heat, but since the seeds are excluded, it is suitable for those with sensitive palettes.