Go Back
Kale and Quinoa Salad with Lemon Vinaigrette
Prep Time
20 mins
Total Time
20 mins

This Kale and Quinoa Salad is healthy and filling! It's packed with nutritious ingredients, and you can add grilled chicken or tofu for extra protein.

Course: Appetizer, Main Course, Salad
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Grapes, Kale, Parmesan, Quinoa, Salad
Servings: 4
Author: Rachel (littlechefbigappetite)
Kale and Quinoa Salad
  • 3 large bunches kale, soaked in salt water for a few hours and drained, then chopped or shredded
  • 1/3 cup cooked quinoa
  • 1/4 cup toasted almonds, chopped
  • 1 bell pepper, finely chopped
  • 1 cup red grapes, sliced in half
  • 1/4 cup shredded parmesan cheese (optional)
Lemon Vinaigrette
  • 1 Tablespoon fresh lemon juice
  • 1/4 teaspoon grated lemon zest
  • 1 Tablespoon shallot, minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon dijon
  • 1/2 teaspoon agave or honey
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • salt and pepper to taste
  1. Mix all salad ingredients in a large bowl and toss with some of the lemon vinaigrette (directions below), to taste.

  2. To make the Lemon Vinaigrette: whisk together the lemon juice, lemon zest, shallot, dijon, and agave. Whisk in the olive oil and emulsify. Season with salt and pepper to taste.