Recipe: Kale and Quinoa Salad

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Kale and Quinoa Salad is packed with protein-rich foods

From the Vitality Food Feature: Kale Cuisine

I had never heard of quinoa when I was a kid, but I sure love it today. (Serves 6 to 8)

Dressing Ingredients:

  • 4 Tbsp lemon juice
  • ¼ cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 Tbsp liquid honey
  • 1 tsp dried chilli flakes
  • 3 cloves garlic, crushed
  • ½ tsp black pepper
  • Sea salt to taste

Salad Ingredients:

  • 1½ cups cooked quinoa (cook according to package directions)
  • 4 cups kale, chopped
  • ½ cup cucumber, diced
  • ½ cup black olives, sliced
  • 1 sweet red pepper, chopped
  • ½ cup red onion, sliced or diced
  • ½ cup grape or cherry tomatoes

In a small bowl, whisk together lemon juice, olive oil, honey, chilli flakes, garlic, pepper and salt. Set aside.In a salad bowl, mix together cooked quinoa, kale, cucumber, olives, red pepper, onion, and tomatoes. Pour dressing over top and toss.

Linda Gabris is an avid cook who enjoys sharing her grandmother’s old recipes and medicinal preparations as they were recorded in the handwritten journals passed down to her. Linda also enjoys gardening and foraging for edible wild foods. Over the years, she has taught cooking courses in Prince George, B.C., with a focus on healthy eating, food preparation, and International cuisine.

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