Cooked Kale Salad with Quinoa


An Asian-inspired warm salad made with the super foods kale and quinoa. It's so delicious and healthy!

Cooked Kale Salad with Quinoa
Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
25 mins
2 servings


  • 3 teaspoons sesame oil, divided

  • 2 green onions, trimmed and sliced

  • 2 tablespoons sweet chili sauce

  • 3 cloves garlic, minced

  • 1 (1 1/2 inch) piece fresh ginger, peeled and thinly sliced

  • 4 leaves curly kale, chopped

  • 3 tablespoons diced red bell pepper

  • 1 cup cooked quinoa, or more to taste

  • 20 sliced water chestnuts

  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce

  • 1 tablespoon seasoned rice vinegar


  1. Heat 1 teaspoon sesame oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add green onions, chili sauce, garlic, and ginger; saute until garlic is golden, 1 to 2 minutes. Transfer to a plate.

  2. Add remaining 2 teaspoons sesame oil to the skillet. Add kale and saute until bright green, softened, and lightly charred, 2 to 3 minutes. Add green onion mixture back to the skillet. Add red bell pepper. Mix in cooked quinoa, water chestnuts, soy sauce, and vinegar and cook until heated through, about 5 minutes.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

284 Calories
10g Fat
45g Carbs
7g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 2
Calories 284
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 10g 12%
Saturated Fat 1g 6%
Sodium 803mg 35%
Total Carbohydrate 45g 16%
Dietary Fiber 7g 23%
Total Sugars 9g
Protein 7g
Vitamin C 71mg 356%
Calcium 79mg 6%
Iron 2mg 10%
Potassium 385mg 8%

* 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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