Friday, May 31, 2013

Garlic Survival Kale and Quinoa Salad

 Garlic Survival Kale and Quinoa Salad
A healthy and creative salad that will leave you wanting more.  Its a rare occurrence to actually love a salad so much and go back for a second serving, but this kale and quinoa salad is just that! Simple to make and delicious to eat, this dish will be a family favorite instantly.  Very light on the stomach and it will leave you satisfied and not feeling like your stomach is on the verge of bursting! Enjoy


Garlic Kale and Quinoa Salad

2 cups water

10 kale leaves cut into small pieces
2 tbsp. lemon juice
1 tsp. Dijon mustard
1 tsp. fresh cracked pepper
1/2 tsp. ground sea salt
1 cup pecans
1 cup currants
3/4 cup crumbled feta cheese


  1. 1. Bring water to a boil in a saucepan.

  2. 2. Stir quinoa into the boiling water, reduce heat to medium-low, place cover on the saucepan, and cook until water absorbs into the quinoa, about 12 minutes.

  3. 3. Remove saucepan from heat and let rest covered for 5 minutes.

  4. 4. Remove cover and allow quinoa to cool completely.

  5. 5. Put kale in a large mixing bowl.

  6. 6. Whisk olive oil, lemon juice, Dijon mustard, garlic, pepper, and salt together in a bowl until oil emulsifies into the mixture; drizzle over kale.

  7. 7. Add cooled quinoa, pecans, currants, and feta cheese to the dressed kale and toss to incorporate.

1 comment:

  1. I just tried this kale and quinoa salad and all I can say is wow! What a great recipe. It was so clean tasting but delicious. I was surprised that this dish is so healthy and great for you. It comes to show that dieting could be a lot easier if you put more time into preparing your food. It makes a huge difference. Definitely worth trying out some kale and quinoa salad if you are looking into eating healthier.
    Thank you!