I love apples. I love kale. I love quinoa. Why not put them in a salad?!?
Friday I made fish tacos. I wanted something to go with them and I had just purchased some kale earlier in the week to make some more kale chips. So I went to Google. (What on earth did we do before Google?)
I found a great recipe for Quinoa, apple and kale salad. But I also had a cucumber I needed so use and some Feta cheese and my husband isn't crazy about lemon juice dressing, so I needed to make it my own.
The great thing about this salad is it is pretty healthy. Quinoa is a complete protein and very filling. Kale is believed to be an anti cancer vegetable and is loaded with calcium and vitamin k and vitamin c.
What you'll need:
2 cups cooked quinoa (1 cup uncooked quinoa cooked with two cups water)
4 cups kale, washed and pulled from stem
1/2 a large apple, cored and chopped
1 large cucumber, chopped (you can peel if you so desire)
1/2 cup feta cheese
1/4 cup low fat balsamic vinegar dressing.
Cook your quinoa according to the package instructions and let cool in the fridge for a couple hours.
In a bowl combine your kale, apple, cucumber and quinoa. Then drizzle with dressing and stir a little.
Sprinkle with your feta cheese and you are done.