Superfood Kale Salad

Superfood Kale Salad

Quick salad for lunch or use as a side for dinner, either way, still delicious!
Prep Time20 mins
Servings: 4
Calories: 712kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 cup quinoa
  • 6 cups kale 1 large bunch, tough stems removed and chopped
  • 15 oz chickpeas rinsed and drained
  • 1 cup blueberries
  • 4 oz goat cheese crumbled
  • 1/2 cup sliced almonds
  • 1 avocado peeled, pitted, and chopped

For the dressing:

  • 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice
  • 2 tbsp honey
  • 1.5 tsp dijon mustard
  • 1/4 tsp salt

Instructions

  • Rinse and drain the quinoa. Place quinoa and 2 cups water in a small saucepan and bring to a boil.
  • Cover, reduce heat to a low simmer and cook for about 15 minutes until water is absorbed.
  • Transfer quinoa to a large bowl to cool.
  • Meanwhile, make the dressing. Whisk all dressing ingredients in a large bowl.
  • Add kale, and toss with the dressing.
  • Once quinoa is cool, add it to bowl with the kale, along with chickpeas, blueberries, goat cheese, almonds, and avocado.
  • Toss gently to combine and season with salt and a bit of black pepper.

Notes

Feel free to add chicken or any other ingredients you like! Salad will last for 3 days in the refrigerator- add dressing, almonds and avocado right before serving!

Nutrition

Calories: 712kcal | Carbohydrates: 75g | Protein: 26g | Fat: 33g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Cholesterol: 13mg | Sodium: 323mg | Potassium: 1330mg | Fiber: 15g | Sugar: 18g | Vitamin A: 10455IU | Vitamin C: 137mg | Calcium: 269mg | Iron: 7mg

Photo from: https://kristineskitchenblog.com/kale-superfood-salad-with-quinoa-and-blueberries/

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