Quinoa with baby Kale and Balsamic Lemon Dijon Vinaigrette


Every time I test out a new flavor combination with Quinoa, it becomes my new favorite.  This recipe is the latest approach and it’s really quite wonderful as an addition to a green, leafy salad.  This Quinoa salad is a healthy meal option that comes together quickly and is a clean and delicious dinner idea.  Give it a try the next time you want to eat light.

1/4 cup cooked white Quinoa

1 cup of Baby Kale, stems removed, that has been pulsed in the Cuisinart until minced.

1/2 cup of julienned Radicchio

1/4 cup chopped yellow sweet pepper

2 green onions, chopped

1/4 cup zucchini sliced thin

1 large radish sliced thin

Balsamic Lemon Dijon Vinaigrette

3 Tablespoons Coconut Vinegar

2 teaspoons Fig Balsamic Vinegar

A few grinds of salt and pepper

1 teaspoon Dijon mustard

1 garlic clove put through a garlic press or minced

1 lemon juiced , preferably meyer lemon

10 - 15 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil


Method:

Combine ingredients for vinaigrette and set aside.

Cook Quinoa according to package directions early in the day and place in the ‘fridge to chill.

Remove stems from baby Kale and pulse in cuisinart until minced.

Slice radicchio into julienned strips

Chop sweet pepper and green onions.

Slice zucchini and radish thinly

Combine Quinoa, baby Kale, radicchio, sweet pepper, green onions, radish and zucchini.

Add 2 tablespoons of Balsamic Vinaigrette to Quinoa salad and combine.

Allow Quinoa salad to chill for at least an hour.

Prepare a bed of leafy greens and add in a few sliced cherry tomatoes.

Place a scoop of the Quinoa salad on top and drizzle a little more of the

Balsamic Vinaigrette over all.


Recent Articles

  1. Sweet Potato-Garbanzo Bean Falafel with Tzatziki Sauce

    Mar 30, 17 03:30 PM

    At approximately 125 calories each, a single serving of falafel with a drizzle of tzatziki is a perfect protein-boosting snack.

    Read More

  2. The Blessing of Spring

    Mar 27, 17 02:55 PM

    Open your heart to the spiritual energy of the Vernal Equinox as it touches every soul.

    Read More

  3. The Inner Hope of Spring

    Mar 18, 17 09:27 PM

    Out of the darkness of winter, brilliant color and fragrance blossom forth. Can you feel the spiritual energy all around you?

    Read More

Submit a review for 'A Woman's Equal Share'

Paperbacks in the Celtic Heart Historical Fiction Series are available exclusively, here at Desert Rose Books. Visit the Bookstore.

The E-book version of 'A Woman's Equal Share' is available on all the major e-book platforms. Click here to visit the Amazon page.

Submit your review for 'Whispers on the Wind' by clicking here.

Whispers on the Wind

Whispers on the Wind is now available                   as an  e-book!!

Click Here For e-book

In addition to Amazon Kindle, my novel is available on multiple e-book platforms.

Are you on Goodreads?

Let's Connect!

Subscribe to the
E-Zine

When you subscribe, you'll receive a Free    E-Book:

Essential Oil Diffuser Blends and other Beneficial Recipes

along with ...                 

... inspirational articles, recipes and fun freebies.         

Simply Complete the form below.

Historical Fiction Novel: Whispers on the Wind     in paperback ...

A clean, inspirational read.

Learn more about the novel by visiting the Sample Chapter Page and the Book Review Page.

Pick up a signed, paperback copy at our Bookstore!

Support Indy Authors!

thanks ~ Bridget


Member of the Historical Novel Society



Bridget Geegan Blanton

Desert Rose Books

Promote Your Page Too
As Featured On EzineArticles