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Protein Packed Massaged Kale Salad

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So much protein! So much taste! So much health!

Ingredients

  • FOR THE SALAD:
  • 1-½ cup Cooked And Cooled Quinoa
  • 5 cups Kale
  • ½ cups Walnuts
  • ¼ cups Dried Cranberries
  • 1  Apple, Chopped
  • Salt And Pepper, to taste
  • FOR THE VINAIGRETTE:
  • ¼ cups Olive Oil
  • 2 Tablespoons Balsalmic Vinegar
  • 1  Lime, Juiced
  • 1 clove Garlic
  • 3 Tablespoons Honey

Preparation

Prepare quinoa according to package directions. Let cool.

For the vinaigrette:
Whisk together the olive oil, vinegar, juice from the lime, garlic and the honey. Set aside while you prepare the salad.

For the salad:
Put chopped kale in a large bowl and pour the vinaigrette over the beautiful leaves. Massage the vinaigrette into the kale for about 5 minutes. The size of the kale will decrease significantly and you should be able to feel the kale becoming more tender.

After the massage, add in the quinoa. Toss together with the kale.

Once those are well combined, toss in the walnuts, cranberries and chopped apples. Season with a bit of salt and pepper, to taste.

It would be great served with goat cheese or some other kind of cheese but was excellent without it as well.

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Gwen Tepper on 4.19.2013

Have made this 4 or 5 times – DELICIOUS. I’ve added avocado which is yummy but some goat cheese would also be amazing. Thank you for sharing!!

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Shelli Myers on 3.5.2013

Love this salad!! I left out the walnuts but otherwise made it exactly like the recipe. I will be making it again soon!

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Soyon on 3.3.2013

I just made this tonight… substituted lime with lemon, honey with agave for vegan option… my family and I loved it! Def a keeper, thanks!

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