Kale Apple Walnut Salad with Quinoa

Enjoy this vibrant salad featuring sweet apples, roasted beets, and fresh kale.

1 cup quinoa
2 cups water

For the Dressing
3 T unfiltered apple cider vinegar
1 t Dijon mustard
1 t raw honey
1 clove garlic minced
1/4 t sea salt
1/8 t black pepper
2 T grapeseed or canola oil
2 T olive oil

For the Salad
4 cups kale cut into strips
1 t olive oil
½ lemon, juiced
1/8 t salt
1/2 pounds roasted beets, chopped
1 apple diced
1/4 cup walnuts, toasted
2 scallions, chopped
2-4 ounces goat cheese, crumbled

1. Rinse quinoa and place in a saucepan with 2 cups water.
2. Bring quinoa to a boil, then reduce heat to medium-low, cover, and cook for 15-20 minutes until liquid is absorbed.
3. Whisk together dressing ingredients and add to cooked quinoa; let quinoa cool to room temperature.
4. Combine kale, olive oil, lemon juice and salt in a large bowl and massage until soft.
5. When ready to serve, add beets, apple, walnuts, scallions, and quinoa to the kale, and toss together.
6. Crumble goat cheese on top.

4 Servings
Nutrition per serving
Calories: 450
Fat: 27g
Sodium: 440mg
Carbohydrates: 44g
Protein: 12g

Recipe adapted from Jeanette’s Healthy Living.

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