An Easy-To-Make Kale & Quinoa Salad Recipe

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This salad combines two great superfoodsKale and Quinoa! Nourishing, delicious, and super quick to make, this is also a great option for food-to-go. When packing for lunch box, keep the dressing separate and mix in before eating.

Kale & Quinoa Salad Recipe

The healthy go-to meal when you're on the run!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: Main Dish
Cuisine: Mediterranean, European
Servings: 4 people

Ingredients

  • 1 cup mixed quinoa
  • 1 cup walnuts coarsely chopped
  • 1/2 cup feta cheese crumbled
  • 2 cups kale leaves washed and finely chopped

For the dressing

  • 3 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1 tbsp dijon mustard
  • salt and black pepper as per taste

Instructions

  • To make kale and quinoa salad, begin by bringing 2 cups of water to a boil in a stockpot. Add the quinoa along with a little salt and olive oil. Cover and let it cook on medium flame till the quinoa grains have absorbed all the water. It takes about 10 mins. Fluff it with a fork, and keep it aside to cool.
  • In a small bowl, whisk together all the dressing ingredients.
  • Place the cooked quinoa in a big mixing bowl. Add kale, walnuts, and feta. Toss to combine them and keep it in the refrigerator to chill till it is time to serve.
  • Just before serving, drizzle the dressing over the salad and mix well. Enjoy the dish cold.

Notes

If you are packing this salad for your lunch box, keep the dressing separate and mix it before eating. That way the salad retains its freshness and doesn't become soggy.
While in this recipe I have only added kale, you can make quinoa salad with a mix of crunchy and soft vegetables like this vegan quinoa salad recipe (https:// www.myweekendkitchen.in/vegan-quinoa-salad/).

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Ashima believes food is nourishment for body, mind, and soul. That eating well doesn’t require fancy cooking, but mindfulness and practice. She shares simple vegan and vegetarian recipes infused with lots of love on her food blog – My Weekend Kitchen. With every recipe she publishes, she sends out a little hope that it will inspire someone to cook more often at home.Insta/Facebook

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