"Steaming the kale removes some of the bitterness. The salad dressing ties all the flavors together. A quartet of super foods (kale, quinoa, avocado, and olive oil) make this a healthy meal!" — Stephanie
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1 1/3 cups
kale, torn into bite-sized pieces
avocado - peeled, pitted, and diced
chopped red bell pepper
chopped red onion
crumbled feta cheese
1 1/2 tablespoons
ground black pepper
Huge hit even with the toddler. :). Although he eats anything. Steamed the kale in the microwave: rinse kale (don't dry) drop in a microwave safe bowl and cover with Saran wrap, lifting a corner to vent. 30 seconds or so. Lovely taste and healthy too.
This is amaaazzzinnggg!!! The flavor combination in this is brilliant! Avocado and feta and the occasional cool bite of cucumber or spicy red onion; the dijon and lemon is phenomenal! SOOO mouth-watering! Even my kids (four and 1.5 yrs) devoured this. I made a double batch, we were nibbling on it still warm from the quinoa.
I DID keep the kale raw, to retain nutrients. I massaged and kneaded the torn up leaves with a bit of salt; and put some of them in a large plastic bag and let my kids fling it around. This is soo soo soooo delicious!!
This was a great salad! Don't be scared of the kale. I made a half batch and sent it for lunch for my husband and myself. We both were pleasantly surprised by the great flavors in this dish. The dressing is a great complement to all of the ingredients. In the end, you barely even taste the kale, but you do reap all of the benefits of eating it!
One of my favorite vegetable recipes so far. I didn't have avocado but it came out great without it. Had mango on the side and it was a nice compliment.
This was deservedly a real hit at the potluck dinner. I followed the recipe exactly, except that I put more avocado (the one I used was smallish, so I used a whole one). People wished I had more dressing, but all seemed to like it. I sure did! Specifically, I was complimented on how the avocado and the feta cheese added key flavors.
We loved, loved, loved this recipe! Serving it for Mother's Day for Nonna... my 4 yr old loves to rip the kale.
Fabulous! I never rate recipies but I had to rate this one 5 stars. Next time I will use 1/2 tsp. kosher instead of 3/4. Going to have this for lunch often. Thank you Stephanie!
the vegetable and quinoa mix was an excellent mix of flavors!! the dressing as written was a bit too salty for my taste but that's easy enough to alter in the future. i will definately make this again. thanks so much for the recipe!!
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Kale, Quinoa, and Avocado Salad with Lemon Dijon Vinaigrette
Serving Size: 1/4 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 4
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat: 182
This simple quinoa salad is a great change of pace from pasta or rice.
Transform a slightly bitter green into something truly delicious.
This healthy salad offers a wonderful contrast of flavors and textures.