Wellness Wednesdays: Apple & Quinoa Kale Salad with Honey Mustard Vinaigrette

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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!

Ingredients

  • 1/2 bunch kale, chopped
  • 1 large apple, diced
  • 1/3 cup dry quinoa
  • 1/2 cup chopped almonds

Vinaigrette

  • 2 tbsp dijon mustard
  • 1 tbsp honey
  • 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • pinch of salt and pepper

 

Directions

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.

 

Nutrition Information

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%

 

 

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