Nourishing Quinoa and Kale Salad



Nourishing Quinoa and Kale Salad

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Ingredients

  • 1 cup quinoa
  • 2 cups water
  • 3 cups chopped kale
  • 1/2 cup cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 1/4 cup red onion, finely chopped
  • 1/4 cup feta cheese, crumbled
  • 1/4 cup toasted pine nuts
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Instructions

  1. Cook the quinoa: Rinse the quinoa thoroughly under cold water. In a medium saucepan, bring 2 cups of water to a boil. Add the quinoa and a pinch of salt, reduce heat to low, cover, and simmer for about 15 minutes or until the water is absorbed. Remove from heat and let it cool.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, combine the cooked quinoa, chopped kale, cherry tomatoes, red onion, feta cheese, and toasted pine nuts.
  3. In a small bowl, whisk together the olive oil, lemon juice, minced garlic, salt, and pepper.
  4. Pour the dressing over the salad and toss everything together until well coated.
  5. Refrigerate the salad for about 30 minutes before serving to allow the flavors to meld.

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Serves: 4

This Nourishing Quinoa and Kale Salad is a delightful blend of healthy ingredients that come together to create a flavorful and nutritious meal. It’s packed with protein from the quinoa, vitamins and fiber from the kale, and a burst of freshness from cherry tomatoes and lemon dressing.

Nutrition Information: Calories: 280, Fat: 12g, Carbohydrates: 35g, Protein: 9g

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