Kale buds, also called kale raab or kale florets, taste delicious and can be found at farmer's markets. They make a wonderful addition to quinoa or other grain salads. If you have kale flowers, add them as garnish for an extra pretty salad.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
10 mins
cook:
10 mins
additional:
10 mins
total:
30 mins
Servings:
4
Yield:
4 servings
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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
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Directions

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  • Heat olive olive in a skillet over medium-low heat. Add leek and cook, stirring often, until leek has softened without browning, 3 to 5 minutes.

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  • Add kale buds and lemon zest. Cook and stir until kale buds are wilted and just starting to soften, about 5 minutes. Do not let them brown. Mix in lemon juice and remove from heat. Allow to cool.

  • In a bowl toss quinoa, olive oil, salt, and pepper until well combined. Mix in leek and kale buds; toss to combine. Garnish with kale flowers. Serve right away or refrigerate until ready to serve. Let come to room temperature before serving.

Nutrition Facts

275 calories; protein 8.7g; carbohydrates 27.6g; fat 15.3g; sodium 83.8mg. Full Nutrition
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