Quinoa and Kale Salad Recipe

Quinoa and Kale Salad Recipe

How To Make Quinoa and Kale Salad

A healthy, filling salad packed with protein and greens.

Preparation: 15 minutes
Cooking: 20 minutes
Total: 35 minutes



  • 1 cup quinoa
  • 2 cups vegetable broth
  • 2 cups chopped kale
  • 1 can (15 oz) chickpeas, drained and rinsed
  • 1/2 cup dried cranberries
  • 1/4 cup chopped walnuts
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 2 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1 tsp Dijon mustard
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  1. Rinse quinoa in a fine mesh strainer and place in a medium saucepan with vegetable broth. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat and simmer for 15-20 minutes until quinoa is tender and liquid is absorbed.

  2. In a large bowl, massage chopped kale with a bit of olive oil until softened.

  3. Add cooked quinoa, chickpeas, dried cranberries, and chopped walnuts to the bowl with the kale.

  4. In a separate small bowl, whisk together olive oil, lemon juice, garlic, Dijon mustard, salt, and pepper to make the dressing.

  5. Pour dressing over the salad and toss to coat.

  6. Serve salad chilled or at room temperature.


  • Calories : 445kcal
  • Total Fat : 21g
  • Saturated Fat : 2g
  • Cholesterol : 0mg
  • Sodium : 890mg
  • Total Carbohydrates : 57g
  • Dietary Fiber : 9g
  • Sugar : 15g
  • Protein : 13g
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