Kale & Quinoa Salad

Quinoa is high in protein, has a sweet and nutty flavor, and a delicate texture. It’s a great substitute for starchier pasta and rice. If you’ve never prepared quinoa before, check out this video on how to cook it perfectly every time.


Quinoa & Kale Salad

Chef Tom
This salad is great for a light lunch.
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Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Course Salad
Cuisine American
Servings 4 people
Calories 426 kcal


  • 4 cups chopped kale
  • 1 avocado diced
  • 1/2 cup cooked quinoa
  • 1/2 cup pomegranate arils
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans
  • 1/4 cup crumbled goat cheese

Lemon Vinaigrette

  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1/4 cup apple cider vinegar
  • 3 tablespoons freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • Zest of 1 lemon
  • 1 tablespoon sugar


  • To make the vinaigrette, in a small bowl, whisk together olive oil, apple cider vinegar, lemon juice, lemon zest and sugar; set aside.
  • For the salad, place kale in a large bowl; top with avocado, quinoa, pomegranate arils, pecans and goat cheese. Pour the vinaigrette on top of the salad and toss gently to combine.
  • Serve immediately.


Calories: 426kcalCarbohydrates: 25gProtein: 9gFat: 35gSaturated Fat: 6gCholesterol: 7mgSodium: 85mgPotassium: 739mgFiber: 6gSugar: 7gVitamin A: 6913IUVitamin C: 92mgCalcium: 140mgIron: 2mg
Keyword quinoa, salad
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