Kale & Quinoa Salad

How about a big bowl of super foods?

How about a big bowl of super foods?

Recently a blog reader reached out to me with a request for more salad recipes. I eat salad, promise I do! I think it’s just that salad recipes can feel like less of a challenge, so I skip over posting these for something more groundbreaking…like Real Healthy Snickers Bars or 20 Minute Teriyaki Chicken or Stuffed Meatballs.

My apologies to all you salad lovers. I hereby promise to make a more concentrated effort to post more nutritious, fiber+FLAVOR-filled salads for your herbivorous enjoyment 🙂

Kale & Quinoa Salad
A Recipe by Diana Keuilian
Prep time
Total time
INGREDIENTS
Serves 1

  • 1 cup kale, thinly chopped
  • 1 head radicchio, thinly sliced
  • 2 Tablespoons red quinoa, cooked
  • 1 Tablespoon golden raisins
  • ½ an avocado, pitted and chopped
INSTRUCTIONS

  1. Combine all of the ingredients on a plate. Enjoy!
NUTRITION

Calories: 184     Fat: 13     Carbohydrates: 10     Sodium: 225     Fiber: 5     Protein: 9    

Cooking Quinoa

Not sure how to cook the quinoa? It’s simple…

how to cook quinoa1) First, rinse 1 cup quinoa in a mesh strainer until the water runs clear.

2) Second, place the quinoa in a pot with 2 cups of water or chicken broth. I find that using chicken broth really gives a nice dimension to the flavor. Place over medium-high heat.

3) Third, bring the mixture to a boil, stirring occasionally.

4) Fourth, reduce the heat, cover and simmer for 20 minutes. Remove the lid and fluff the quinoa with a fork. The liquid should be gone and the quinoa should be light and fluffy. Voila! That’s it!

How about a big bowl of super foods?

Sometimes I like to eat this salad for breakfast…sounds weird but it’s good!

Comments

  • Sadie May 11, 2015 at 12:34 pm

    So glad to have found your site! I’m vegan and my husband is not. My husband is GF though. Can you imagine how crazy our meal planning gets? Thank goodness it’s only the two of us. I can’t wait to start trying some of these recipes. Question – as a former vegan, can you tell me if using an egg substitute (flax mix) would work for the baked goods on your site? Thanks!

    • Diana May 11, 2015 at 5:29 pm

      Hi Sadie,
      Sounds like your family meals can be tricky! Glad you’re finding my site to be a good resource. Yes, all of the baking recipes on this site work to sub out each egg for 1 Tablespoon ground flax meal whisked with 3 Tablespoons of water. Let the mixture sit for 5 minutes to thicken and then mix into the batter just like you would eggs. Enjoy!

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