Kale Quinoa "Superfoods" Salad
 
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Serves: 2-4
Ingredients
For the Salad
  • 3 cups chopped Kale, ribs removed and "massaged" (instructions below)
  • 1 cup fresh spinach
  • ¾ cup cooked quinoa
  • ⅔ cup fresh blueberries
  • ⅔ cup edamame, frozen shelled, thawed
  • ⅔ cup garbanzo beans
  • ½ cup carrots, grated or shredded
  • ½ cup cherry or plum tomatoes
  • ¼ cup dried cranberries ( Craisins)
  • ¼ cup pepitas
For "Massaging" Kale
  • 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
  • ¼ teaspoon sea salt
Dressing
  • 6 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon minced shallot
  • 1 teaspoon sugar (or 2 packets Truvia)
Instructions
  1. De-stem the kale and tear or chop into bite size pieces. Place the kale, 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil, 1 tablespoon lemon juice and ¼ teaspoon sea salt, into a large mixing bowl. "Massage" the kale ( with your fingertips) for approx. 3-5 min. This process helps to tenderize the kale, making it softer and sweeter.
  2. Add the remaining salad ingredients and toss to mix.
Dressing
  1. Add all of the dressing ingredients to mason or covered glass jar. Shake to mix and emulsify the ingredients. ( or whisk all ingredients in a small bowl until mixed thoroughly).
  2. Dress the salad & enjoy this super healthy, superfoods salad.
Recipe by Simple Healthy Kitchen at https://www.simplehealthykitchen.com/kale-quinoa-superfoods-salad/