Kale quinoa salad is a healthy, colorful, and delicious salad full of high fiber, good fat, and loads of veggies! Topped with a sprinkling of pine nuts and a tangy vinaigrette, this salad will transform the way you think about kale!
¼teaspoonFreshly ground black pepper, more to taste
Optional: Avocado, feta cheese
In a small bowl, whisk together the olive oil, vinegar, garlic, Italian seasoning, salt and pepper. Add the onions if you'd like to have them pickle slightly. Set aside.
Place the kale in a large bowl. Add lemon juice and 1/2 Tablespoon olive oil. You can add 1/8 teaspoon salt here as well. Massage for 2 minutes or until the kale is tender and soft.
Add the garbanzo beans, bell pepper, cucumber, onions and pine nuts to the bowl.
Toss salad together with dressing and then top with fresh parsley. Season to taste. Serve at room temperature or chilled.
Make ahead: This salad can easily be made a day in advanced. Add the dressing before serving.Variations: Feel free to use either red or white quinoa. For a healthy fat, add in avocado, feta cheese and kalamata olives. Storage: This salad will keep in the fridge for about 3 days. Just keep stored in an airtight container.This recipe is perfect for meal prep! You could even add chicken or avocado to bulk it up a little more.