Kale, Quinoa, and Cherry Salad

Kale, Quinoa, and Cherry Salad

Aug 17, 2015

I love kale and quinoa but sometimes run out of ways to prepare these powerhouse foods. Here's a recipe I found that is easy to make and delicious to eat. Great for these last dog days of summer.

 

 

Kale, Quinoa, and Cherry Salad

Makes: 6 Servings

Ingredients

3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
3 tablespoons cider vinegar
1 tablespoon honey
2 teaspoons Dijon mustard
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
1/4 teaspoon Kosher salt
1 1/2 packages baby kale (6-ounce)
1 1/2 packages precooked quinoa and brown rice blend (8.5 ounce) (Could also substitute regular quinoa)
3/4 cup fresh sweet cherries (pitted and halved)
2/3 cup chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley
1/3 cup thinly sliced shallots
1 can 15-ounce unsalted chickpeas (rinsed and drained)
2 ounces goat cheese (crumbled, about 1/2 cup)

Directions

  1. Combine first 6 ingredients in a medium bowl. Combine 1 1/2 teaspoons oil mixture and kale. Place kale mixture on a platter. Stir quinoa blend, cherries, parsley, shallots, and chickpeas into remaining oil mixture. Top kale mixture with quinoa mixture and cheese.
Nutrition Information
Key Nutrients
Amount
% Daily Value*
Total Calories 296
Total Fat 12 g 18%
Protein 9 g  
Carbohydrates 40 g 13%
Dietary Fiber 5 g 20%
Saturated Fat 3 g 15%
Sodium 369 mg 15%
 


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