Kale, Quinoa, and Avocado Salad with Lemon Dijon Vinaigrette

Kale, Quinoa, and Avocado Salad with Lemon Dijon Vinaigrette 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!

Ingredients

Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified

Salad
Dressing

Time Details

    PREP : 25 mins

    COOK : 15 mins

    TOTAL : 40 mins

    SERVING : 4

    YIELD : 1 large salad

  • 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.

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  • 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.

  • 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.

Per Serving: 343 calories; protein 8.9g; carbohydrates 35.4g; fat 20.3g; cholesterol 2.1mg; sodium 552.1mg.