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Kale Quinoa Superfood Salad

This superfood salad is a copycat of BrickTops' popular Kale & Quinoa salad. Packed with grapes, sunflower seeds, and a tangy apple cider vinaigrette, this healthy salad is perfect for meal prep!.
Course Salad
Cuisine American
Keyword kale salad
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 8
Calories 311kcal

Ingredients

  • 2 cups water
  • 1 cup quinoa
  • tsp extra virgin olive oil
  • ½ tsp coarse salt
  • 4 cups finely chopped kale (~ 1/2 pound, stems removed)
  • ¾ cup quartered red grapes
  • 1 cup roasted sunflower seeds

Vinaigrette

  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1 tbsp Dijon mustard
  • ¼ cup apple cider vinegar
  • 2 tbsp fresh lemon juice
  • 2 tbsp honey*
  • cup extra virgin olive oil
  • salt and pepper, to taste

Instructions

  • In a medium saucepan, bring water to a boil. Add quinoa, olive oil, and salt. Stir. Bring quinoa to a boil then reduce heat to low. Cover pan with lid. Cook until tender, about 15-20 minutes. Remove from heat, fluff with a fork and let cool.
  • Combine vinaigrette ingredients in a jar and shake until the honey dissolves.
    Add the cooled quinoa, kale, grapes, and sunflower seeds to a bowl. Add the vinaigrette. Toss and serve.

Notes

Make it vegan: Make this recipe vegan by using maple syrup or sugar instead of honey.
Make it for meal prep: This salad will last at least 3-5 days in the refrigerator. It’s the perfect meal prep salad

Nutrition

Calories: 311kcal | Carbohydrates: 28g | Protein: 8g | Fat: 20g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Sodium: 308mg | Potassium: 398mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 7g | Vitamin A: 3356IU | Vitamin C: 42mg | Calcium: 78mg | Iron: 2mg