Kale and Quinoa Power Salad is a great side dish filled with anti-oxidants, fiber and tons of wonderful flavors. Give it a try! You don’t have to go to a fancy upscale restaurant to have a delicious, nutrient dense power salad, you can easily make one at home. Take a look at these ingredients: kale, champagne vinaigrette, quinoa (already cooked), roasted sweet potato, pecans and cranberries. Basically mix up the ingredients (see details below) and enjoy. We love creating and photographing quick and easy, nutrient dense recipes to inspire you to do the same in your kitchen. We even photograph our recipes to bring them to life for you.
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Kale and Quinoa Power Salad
- 2 cups kale sliced
- 2 Tbsp champagne vinaigrette like Champagne Pear Vinaigrette from Trader Joe's
- 1/2 cup quinoa cooked
- 1/2 cup sweet potato cubed, roasted
- 2 Tbsp pecans chopped
- 2 Tbsp cranberries dried
- To soften kale, either microwave for 30 seconds and let cool slightly before tossing with dressing, or place in a bowl and drizzle with dressing. Using your hands, massage the kale gently between your fingers.
- Top dressed kale with remaining ingredients and enjoy!
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