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Crunchy Kale Quinoa Salad in a white bowl with a wooden spoon inside the bowl.
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Kale Quinoa Salad with Apples and Grapes

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WW Freestyle: 7
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time30 mins
Nutrient-rich and bursting with flavor, this easy Autumn Kale Quinoa Salad features quinoa and raw kale, tossed in a homemade vinaigrette along with apples, grapes, bell pepper, and sunflower seeds.
Course: Salad, Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Servings: 6
Calories: 298

Ingredients

For the Salad:

For the Dressing:

  • ¼ cup olive oil
  • 3 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 clove garlic, pressed or finely minced
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1 tablespoon dijon mustard
  • salt and fresh ground black pepper, to taste
  • ½ cup grated parmigiano reggiano

Instructions 

  • Cook quinoa according to the directions on the package; let it completely cool.
  • In the meantime, make the dressing by combining olive oil, lemon juice, garlic, honey, dijon mustard, salt, and pepper in a mixing bowl or a jar; mix until thoroughly incorporated.
  • Place the chopped kale in a large salad bowl.
  • Pour HALF of the dressing over the kale; cover the bowl with plastic wrap and set aside for 15 minutes. NOTE that this will help to soften the kale.
  • Remove the plastic wrap; to the kale add the prepared quinoa, apples, grapes, diced pepper, and sunflower seeds.
  • Pour remaining dressing over the salad and toss gently to combine. Taste for salt and pepper and adjust accordingly.
  • Top with grated cheese.
  • Serve.
Nutrition Facts
Kale Quinoa Salad with Apples and Grapes
Amount Per Serving
Calories 298 Calories from Fat 144
% Daily Value*
Fat 16g25%
Saturated Fat 3g15%
Trans Fat 1g
Polyunsaturated Fat 4g
Monounsaturated Fat 8g
Cholesterol 6mg2%
Sodium 231mg10%
Potassium 598mg17%
Carbohydrates 34g11%
Fiber 4g16%
Sugar 14g16%
Protein 10g20%
Vitamin A 7201IU144%
Vitamin C 103mg125%
Calcium 221mg22%
Iron 2mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Keywords: kale quinoa salad, salad with kale, salad with quinoa