Saturday, March 23, 2013

Kale and Quinoa Salad

I first had this at the cafeteria at work and asked the head chef about it. She admitted that she had googled "Kale and Quinoa" recipes and improvised from there. I did the same.


1 cup quinoa cooked in 2 cups vegetable broth
1 head Lacinto Kale, stems removed and discarded. Leaves chopped fine
1 red onion, diced
1 red pepper, diced
2 cloves garlic, minced
1/8 - 1/4 cup tahini
2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
4 tablespoons lemon juice
1 teaspoon honey
1/2 teaspoon red hot sauce
salt and pepper to taste

  • Cook quinoa as per directions on package. I cooked mine in vegetable broth instead of plain water. When cooked, 
  • In a large bowl, combine garlic, tahini, lemon juice, vinegar, salt, pepper, hot sauce and honey. Mix well and set aside. 
  • Chop onion and red pepper. 
  • Add chopped Kale to bowl with tahini mixture. Mix well. 
  • Add onion and red pepper. 
  • When the quinoa is cool, add to the bowl. Mix well. 

Eat. Then eat more.