Mediterranean Kale Salad


Delicious, flavorful, gourmet Mediterranean kale salad.

Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
35 mins
Total Time:
55 mins
8 servings


  • 2 cups water

  • 1 cup red quinoa, or more to taste

  • 1 pint cherry tomatoes

  • ¼ cup butter

  • 6 cloves garlic, finely chopped

  • 1 shallot, finely chopped

  • 2 lemon, juiced

  • ½ cup finely grated Parmesan cheese

  • ¼ cup olive oil

  • 2 (15 ounce) cans chickpeas, rinsed and drained

  • 3 ½ bunches kale, leaves stripped from stems and coarsely chopped

  • 1 red bell pepper, chopped

  • 1 (6.5 ounce) jar artichoke hearts, drained, or to taste

  • ½ cup crumbled feta cheese


  1. 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.

  2. Bring another pot of water to a boil. Add tomatoes, reduce heat, and cook until tender, about 5 minutes. Remove from heat.

  3. Heat butter in a skillet over medium-high heat. Saute garlic and shallot in the hot butter with lemon juice until softened, about 5 minutes. Remove from heat.

  4. Transfer tomatoes, garlic mixture, Parmesan cheese, and 1/4 cup olive oil to the bowl of a food processor. Blend for 30 seconds.

  5. Mix quinoa, chickpeas, kale, and bell pepper in a mixing bowl. Top with tomato dressing, garnish with artichokes and feta cheese, and serve.

Cook's Note:

You can use any kind of beans that you like.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

471 Calories
21g Fat
60g Carbs
19g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 471
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 21g 27%
Saturated Fat 8g 41%
Cholesterol 34mg 11%
Sodium 734mg 32%
Total Carbohydrate 60g 22%
Dietary Fiber 11g 41%
Total Sugars 2g
Protein 19g
Vitamin C 290mg 1,449%
Calcium 460mg 35%
Iron 6mg 33%
Potassium 1319mg 28%

* 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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