Monday, May 27, 2024

Greek Kale and Quinoa Salad

This salad combines some of my favorite flavors! First, there's Greek salad, made with one of my all time favorite greens, dinosaur kale! Then, there's a hearty quinoa base that makes this great material for a bowl. In my opinion, this combo just can't go wrong. 


1/4 cup quinoa
1 cup kale, ribs removed and chopped 
1/2 English cucumber, peeled and sliced
1/4 cup feta cheese, dairy or non-dairy
10 pitted kalamata olives
10 grape tomatoes

Ginger lemon salad dressing

2 Tbs Honey Citron Ginger Tea
1 Tbs Dijon mustard
2 Tbs lemon juice
1/4 cup Extra Virgin Olive Oil


Bring 1 cup of water to boil in a medium saucepan. Add the quinoa. Reduce to a simmer, cover, and cook for about 15 minutes, until the quinoa grains begin to burst. Drain any remaining water and let cool. 
Massage the kale for about 1 minute, until it begins to turn glossy. Mix the quinoa, kale and remaining ingredients along with 1 Tbs of the ginger lemon salad dressing. Save the remaining dressing for another salad. Serve and enjoy.
Serves 2

Stealthy Cooking Tip: I like using this ginger lemon tea from Costco for many more things than tea. It makes a great base for salad dressings, just like this one. 

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