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Quinoa & Kale Salad

  • Author: Alexis Joseph
  • Prep Time: 20 mins
  • Total Time: 20 mins
  • Yield: 4-6 1x
  • Category: Salad
  • Method: Stovetop
  • Cuisine: American
  • Diet: Vegan


A lemony kale salad packed with quinoa, toasted almonds, and golden raisins.


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For the dressing:

  • 1 1/2 lemons, juiced
  • 1/4 cup + 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 tbsp pure maple syrup
  • 3/4 tsp salt
  • freshly ground black pepper

For the salad:

  • 2 bunches curly kale, destemmed and finely chopped
  • 1 1/2 cups cooked quinoa
  • 1/2 cup golden raisins
  • 1/2 cup roasted almonds, chopped
  • 1 large bell pepper, chopped
  • 1 avocado, cubed (optional)


  1. Whisk together dressing ingredients and set aside.
  2. Place chopped kale in a large bowl. Pour dressing on top and massage dressing into leaves for a couple of minutes (using your hands) until kale is broken down.
  3. Add cooked quinoa, raisins, almonds, peppers, and avocado. Toss to combine.