The new “diet” that I am on has forced me to take a look at websites and food sources I do not normally frequent. I came upon this salad and made it yesterday for lunch. It was AWESOME! Highly recommend it and look forward to making it again and again.
Here is a link to the recipe:
Kale Quinoa and Cranberry Salad
Servings: 9 1 cup servings
- 1 cup quinoa yields 4 cooked cups
- 2 1/2 cups water divided
- 8 cups kale yields 4 steamed cups, stems removed, cut into ribbons
- 1/2 cup pumpkin seeds
- 1/2 cup dried cranberries juice-sweetened
- 1/4 cup pumpkin seed butter use almond butter if you can’t find pumpkin
- 1/4 cup apple cider
- 1/2 lemon juiced
- 1/2 tsp salt reduce if needed
Place quinoa and 1.5 cups of water into a medium pot.
Bring to a boil, reduce heat, then simmer for 15 minutes.
Remove from heat for five minutes, then fluff with a fork. Let cool.
Place kale and 1 cup water in a large pot and steam for two minutes. Drain well.
Place cooked quinoa into kale pot.
Add seeds and berries. Mix well to combine.
Mix all dressing ingredients together in a bowl and add to pot.
Combine well. Serve warm immediately or chill and serve.
I loved it so much that I ordered the cookbook it came from right away. Hoping it will be at my door on Monday.
Looks fantastic! Maybe I’ll try it with my family tonight
Hope you were able to try the recipe. It is a family favorite around here. We eat it usually once a week. So great! So good for you.
This sounds delicious and healthy, a great combination!
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I keep looking in my local stores hoping that I will find quinoa but to my avail as I think we would like the taste
Suzie M says
Trying to eat healthier looks like a good recipe
Oh yum. Love kale. May try pine nuts in here too.
amy lovell says
looks interesting. Well have to try it
Anne Taylor says
This sounds delicious. So far we have only eaten quinoa cooked in broth of some kind.. we aren’t very imaginative lol Thanks for the recipe!
Rachelle T says
I made this and my 2-yr old loves it. It’s a sign of the times when “quinoa” is part of a 2-yr old’s vocabulary.
Kerrie @ Family Food and Travel says
LOL – so true! Means you’re raising a healthy 2 year old too :)
We love quiona in our house, this looks like a great salad to try.
Monique S says
This looks amazing! I’m always looking for more ways to eat kale.
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now that’s one healthy salad
Amy Lovell says
Yum! Looks so flavourful! Thanks will have to make it!
Wow this looks amazing!! Definitely gonna try it(:
Will have to try this out
Terri Baker says
This will be a great addition to my healthier eating diet
Yuavamaln Sirithnawat says
Umm..sound so delicious and healthy ..what a delight recipe !! Thank you.
I like kale, quinoa, and cranberries separately, so I don’t see how I can go wrong with this :P
Darren Scrubb says
Truly a healthy salad that I will have to try out without any doubt.