Wellness Wednesdays: Apple & Quinoa Kale Salad with Honey Mustard Vinaigrette
It’s Wellness Wednesdays and it is time to liven up those tastes buds with a yummy recipe from The Wheatless Kitchen. This delicious apple and quinoa kale salad will satisfy your sweet teeth and fill you up without weighing you down!
- 1/2 bunch kale, chopped
- 1 large apple, diced
- 1/3 cup dry quinoa
- 1/2 cup chopped almonds
- 2 tbsp dijon mustard
- 1 tbsp honey
- 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
- pinch of salt and pepper
In a medium saucepan, bring the quinoa and 2/3 cup of water to a boil. Once boiling, reduced heat, cover and let simmer for 15 minutes. It is done when there is no water left. Fluff the quinoa with a fork and let cool completely.
Make the dressing by whisking all of the dressing ingredients together in a small bowl. Taste it to make sure you don’t need to add more honey or mustard to match your flavor preference.
Add the kale, apples, cooled quinoa and almonds to a large mixing bowl. Pour the dressing over the top and mix until the salad is completely coated with the dressing.
Serves: 2 | Serving Size: 1/2 of recipe
Per serving: Calories: 589; Total Fat: 39g; Saturated Fat: 5g; Monounsaturated Fat: 25g; Cholesterol: 0mg; Sodium: 421mg; Carbohydrate: 53g; Dietary Fiber: 8g; Sugar: 19g; Protein: 11g
Nutrition Bonus: Potassium: 778mg; Vitamin A: 413%; Vitamin C: 275%; Iron: 27%; Calcium: 22%