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!.
- 2 cups water
- 1 cup quinoa
- 1½ 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
- 1 garlic clove, minced
- 1 tbsp Dijon mustard
- ¼ cup apple cider vinegar
- 2 tbsp fresh lemon juice
- 2 tbsp honey*
- ⅓ cup extra virgin olive oil
- salt and pepper, to taste
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.
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
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