How do you make your kale salad?
So you are short on time and you want a super salad, something healthy and loaded with vitamins and essential minerals.
What makes this salad super and what does it do for you?
Kale: Let me just say what I have been thinking - Everyone should eat more kale. I will be honest, I was late to the kale party.
First off, kale is low in calorie, high fiber. It is loaded with vitamin A, K and C to name a few. It has powerful cancer fighting compounds and antioxidants.
In short, kale is a mighty leaf. Eat more kale!
Quinoa: high fiber, high protein and low carb whole grain.
Walnuts: high in omega-3 fatty acid, folic acid, vitamin B6 - especially important for folks on vegan diet.
Avocado: high in fiber, potassium, vitamin B9, B6.
Are you ready to try out this super salad?
I hope you enjoy this crunchy, tangy flavorful salad. Also we love our wooden salad servers :) !
- 8 oz kale, washed, dried, stemmed, and chopped
- 1 1⁄2 cup quinoa, cooked or sprouted, chilled
- 1⁄4 cup lemon juice, freshly squeezed
- 1⁄4 cup extra virgin olive oil
- 1⁄2 cup walnuts (soaked optional)
- 1⁄4 cup dried cranberries, lightly sweetened
- 1 avocado, sliced
- 2 tsp herbes de Provence
- 1 tsp black pepper, freshly grounded
- 1 tsp Himalyan pink salt
- In a bowl, whisk together olive oil, herbs, salt, pepper, and lemon juice to make the dressing.
- Toss in about 1/3rd of the leaves in the bowl. Using tongs or your hands, massage the kale leaves with the dressing. Kale greens should appear a little darker coated in the dressing. Lemon is going to help break down some of the chewy texture of kale.
- Fold in the quinoa, walnuts, and dried cranberries.
- Refrigerate for 10 minutes.
- Top with sliced avocado. Consume within an hour.
- Try fresh pomegranate seeds or chopped dried bing cherries, instead of cranberries
- Try sunflower seeds, instead of the walnuts.