Summer Salad Recipe


Kale and Quinoa Salad

with

Apple Lime Vinaigrette

Salad Ingredients

10 oz. Kale (spines removed and coarsely chopped into about 1 in. pieces)

1/2 – 1 c. uncooked Quinoa

2 c. shredded Carrots

1/2 large Fuji Apple (chopped into 3/4 in. cubes)

1/4 c. sliced Almonds (toasted)

Vinaigrette Ingredients 

1/2 c. grated Fuji Apple (about 1/2 of a large apple)

Zest of one (1) Lime

Juice of one (1) Lime

1 tsp. Sea Salt

1/4 c. Rice Vinegar

2 tsp. Sesame Oil

1/4 c. Canola Oil

2 tbsp. Organic Coconut Sugar

1 Jalapeño Pepper (seeded and finely diced)

Directions

  • Place washed and chopped kale into a large rectangular container with lid.

Kale

  • Rinse quinoa under cold water and cook in a rice cooker with 2/3 c. water on quick cook or follow package instructions and cook on stove top.  After cooked, cool and add to kale.

Quinoa

  • Add shredded carrots. Set aside.

Kale with Carrots

  • Grate 1/2 of the Fuji Apple, which will yield about 1/2 c. of grated apple and juice.  Add lime zest and juice.  Add salt, rice vinegar, sesame oil, canola oil, and sugar.  Whisk to combine.

Vinaigrette

  • Add vinaigrette mixture to kale, quinoa, and carrot mixture.  Close lid and shake to combine all ingredients. Or, vinaigrette can be stored in separate container and mixed when salad is served.

Vinaigrette in jar

  • Tip:  Save lime after juicing and rub the lime on the remaining half of the apple to prevent browning.  Wrap apple tightly in plastic wrap and refrigerate.
  • Place container in refrigerator and let sit overnight.  Occasionally toss or shake the container to help mix the contents.
  • The next day, chop the remaining half of the apple.  Add apple and almonds to salad and mix to combine.
  • Tip:  If in a hurry, the salad can be made in the morning and ready to eat for dinner on the same day.

 

Advertisements

About rrluthi

Certified fitness expert with a passion for educating and empowering the 55 and better "chronologically-enriched" population about the benefits of adopting and maintaining an active, healthy lifestyle, preventing injury, and feeling good. Proven strengths applying cutting-edge fitness/wellness concepts and research through roles as a health coach, fitness trainer, and group exercise instructor—in addition to promoting these concepts in a more systematic way through blogging and social media, community outreach, public speaking, corporate wellness program facilitation and senior fitness program support.
This entry was posted in Healthy Food Recipes and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s