Kale salad with quinoa

kalesalad

This is a highly nutritious and delicious salad.  Kale, loaded with antioxidants,  is high in vitamin A and C. Walnuts add vitamin E and omega 3s. Quinoa is a power food high in protein, magnesium and folate.

2 cups of chopped organic kale

1/4 cup quinoa 

1 garlic clove

1/4 cup  chopped onion

1 cup chopped  walnuts

1/4 cranberries

1 orange (squeezed)

1/2 lemon (squeezed)

2 tbsp honey

4 tbsp of olive oil

Salt and pepper to taste

 

Sautée the chopped onion, add salt  and let it caramelize- about 20 minutes. Set aside. In the meantime, sautée minced garlic in a tbsp of olive oil, add quinoa and toast for a bit.  Add  1/4  cup of water and bring to a boil. Cover and simmer for 15 minutes.  Once done, remove from heat and let it sit for 5 minutes covered. Uncover and fluff with a fork.

Wash kale and dry well. Chop in ribbons and place in a large bowl. Make dressing by mixing orange juice, lemon juice, 2 tbsp of  honey, 1/4 cup of olive oil, salt and pepper to taste.  Emulsify with a whisk. Cover kale with the dressing, mix well. Toss in quinoa, walnuts and cranberries. Enjoy!

 

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