Quinoa Salad with Black Kale and Pomegranate Seeds

BlackKaleQuinoaSalad

You are going to LOVE this superfoods rich salad.

With black kale, red organic grapes, pomegranate seeds, avocado,  pumpkin seeds and quinoa, this salad is packed with nutrients and rich in flavor and texture.

The grapefruit basil dressing beautifully highlights the complex flavor profile of this salad.

This salad is a complete and balanced meal, with a fair amount of protein, perfect as a vegan entrée.  You can add some grilled chicken or fresh albacore tuna for extra protein. Yum!

Here what you will need to make this quinoa salad

  • cooked quinoa
  • black kale
  •  organic apples
  • avocados
  •  organic red grapes
  • organic pomegranate seeds
  • pumpkin seeds
  • organic basil
  • grapefruit basil vinaigrette

I like to make this salad ahead of time and chill for a couple of hours before serving to allow all the flavors to blend.

Let me know how you like it 🙂

Enjoy!

Black Kale Quinoa Salad

Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 6
Author Valerie Remy-Milora

Ingredients

  • 2 cups cooked quinoa
  • 3 cups black kale leaves torn in bite size pieces
  • 2 small organic apples
  • 2 avocados
  • 1/2 cup organic red grapes
  • 1/2 cup organic pomegranate seeds
  • 1/4 cup pumpkin seeds
  • 2 tbsp chopped fresh organic basil
  • 1/4 cup grapefruit basil vinaigrette

Instructions

  1. Place the cold quinoa in a large salad bowl.
  2. Core and cube apples.
  3. Peel and cube avocados.
  4. Cut grapes in half.
  5. Add all of the ingredients to quinoa in salad bowl.
  6. Sprinkle pumpkin seeds onto salad along with chopped basil leaves.
  7. Drizzle grapefruit basil dressing and toss.
  8. Chill before serving to blend all the flavors.

Comments

  1. I had something similar to this last week & I’m so excited to see it featured! Definitely a new favorite & I’m so glad to have this recipe. Looks delicious!

  2. Valerie, this looks awesome! I love salads with apples and grapes. And that vinaigrette sounds amazing!

  3. Will try this for sure!!! Great recipe Val!!!

  4. I love all kinds of salads! I will definitely be making this one!

  5. Amber Ludwig says:

    Yum yum!! This sounds so packed with nutrients!! What a perfect addition to any meal!! Ive never heard of black kale though! That one is new to me! Im loving pomegranate though! One of my favorite parts of winter!

    • My daughters can devour pomegranates in no time Amber. Black kale is also called Lacinato kale. It has thinner, darker leaves than the curly kale and no curls at all. I love the texture and taste of back kale which has a long tradition in Italian cuisine.

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