Kale, Quinoa, and Avocado Salad with Lemon Dijon Vinaigrette

Kale, Quinoa, and Avocado Salad with Lemon Dijon Vinaigrette

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"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!"
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Ingredients

40 m servings 342 cals
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Nutrition

  • Calories:
  • 342 kcal
  • 17%
  • Fat:
  • 20.3 g
  • 31%
  • Carbs:
  • 35.4g
  • 11%
  • Protein:
  • 8.9 g
  • 18%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 2 mg
  • < 1%
  • Sodium:
  • 552 mg
  • 22%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  • ** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.
  • (-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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  1. Bring the quinoa and 1 1/3 cup water to a boil in a saucepan. Reduce heat to medium-low, cover, and simmer until the quinoa is tender, and the water has been absorbed, about 15 to 20 minutes. Set aside to cool.
  2. Place kale in a steamer basket over 1 inch of boiling water in a saucepan. Cover saucepan with a lid and steam kale until hot, about 45 seconds; transfer to a large plate. Top kale with quinoa, avocado, cucumber, bell pepper, red onion, and feta cheese.
  3. Whisk olive oil, lemon juice, Dijon mustard, sea salt, and black pepper together in a bowl until the oil emulsifies into the dressing; pour over the salad.

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Most helpful positive review

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 corn...

Most helpful critical review

I am not fond of kale. Replaced it with fresh baby spinach. Still 4 supper foods, very good, and something I am comfortable eating. Next time I am thinking of adding some shredded grilled chicke...

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 corn...

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...

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...

This was an amazing and very healthy salad. Loved it! I have been asked for the recipe many times so it has been a hit with my company also. I have made it many times and have just done a couple...

Nice to see this healthy recipe here - so good. Really dislike seeing people rate a recipe even though they don't even like the main ingredient - and chose to make it even with that ingredient ...

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...

This was so delicious! Thank you for sharing, Stephanie! I made it last night for the first time. I couldn't use a whole bunch of kale (it wouldn't fit in the pot), but it was more than enoug...

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.

Made this last night and it was a huge hit with my family! The dressing was very tasty and the dish was so flavorful. This will be made again and again at our house. Thanks for sharing, Stephani...