Warm Quinoa Salad with Apple and Kale

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Ingredients Minutes Calories
Prep Cook Servings
10 min 25 min 3
Warm Quinoa Salad with Apple and Kale
Health Highlights
A warm and delicious lunch or side to have with a meal!


2 tbsp Extra virgin olive oil (for dressing)
2 tbsp Apple cider vinegar (for dressing)
1 tbsp Dijon mustard (for dressing)
2 tbsp Maple syrup (for dressing)
1 cup Quinoa, uncooked (rinsed, prepeare as per package instructions with broth or water)
2 cup Vegetable stock/broth (or water)
1 tbsp Coconut oil
1 medium Apple (peeled and chopped)
2 clove(s) Garlic (minced)
5 cup Kale (ribs discarded, leaves chopped)
1 tbsp Lemon juice (or orange juice)
1 dash Salt and pepper (to taste)
3 tbsp Water



  • In a small bowl, whisk together the olive oil, apple cider vinegar, mustard, and maple syrup. Cover and set aside.


  • In a small saucepan, bring the quinoa and stock or water to a boil. Reduce the heat to low, cover, and cook until the water is absorbed about 15-20 minutes. (refer to package instructions if you need)


  1. Meanwhile, heat the coconut oil over medium heat in a large skillet. 
  2. Add the apple and cook until softened, about 3-5 minutes. Add the garlic and cook for an additional minute. Add the kale, lemon juice, and water and sprinkle with salt and pepper. Stir, then put the lid on the skillet and cook until the kale is wilted and tender, 5 minutes or so. Turn off the heat.
  3. When the quinoa is finished, stir it in the skillet with the apple and kale. Pour the dressing over the top and stir to coat. This salad is best served warm. Enjoy!



  • Top with cranberries and chopped almonds.

Nutrition Facts

Per Portion

Calories 438
Calories from fat 170
Calories from saturated fat 51
Total Fat 18.9 g
Saturated Fat 5.7 g
Trans Fat 0.0 g
Polyunsaturated Fat 6.9 g
Monounsaturated Fat 15.2 g
Cholesterol 0
Sodium 531 mg
Potassium 810 mg
Total Carbohydrate 60 g
Dietary Fiber 9.7 g
Sugars 16.5 g
Protein 11.4 g

Dietary servings

Per Portion

Fruit 0.4
Grain 2.8
Vegetables 1.6

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