Monday, April 23, 2012

Kale and Quinoa Salad

We have had many requests for this recipe since the
Redemption women's luncheon held here
at the BOHO Farm last weekend.

Here you go ladies!

Kale and Quinoa Salad
 With Preserved Lemon

10 cups shredded raw kale
(using 2 or 3 types-Tuscan,dino and black kale)
you can find them at the farmers market
2 cups cooked and cooled organic quinoa
1 1/2 cups sliced red grapes
1/2 cup sunflower seeds

dressing
1/2 cup pecans
1 head of garlic
8oz feta cheese
1/2 cup fresh squeezed lemon juice
1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil
2 preserved lemon wedges
1 tablespoon mayo
2 tablespoons fresh mint
1tablespoon fresh oregano
sprinkle of sea salt
fresh ground pepper
pinch of sugar
(if I have it, I use fresh lemonade to sweeten)
De vein and cut kale into stripes. 
Place in a salad bowl with grapes and sunflower seeds.
Place all ingredients for dressing in the food processor or the blender,
except for the olive oil, blend thoroughly.
Once all ingredients are mixed, slowly add in olive oil,
blending to a creamy consistence.
Taste and add more salt, pepper or sugar as needed.

Add dressing to the bowl of kale and mix well.

Can be topped with grilled chicken, salmon or steak.
Serves 10 to 12  
Enjoy!

10 comments:

  1. LOVE quinoa, so I will definitely try this salad. I have bookmarked this page. Thanks for posting!

    xo,
    RJ

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  2. I have never made kale before. This looks like a wonderful recipe to try. Thank you for sharing!!

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  3. I usually just sear kale but will have to try this recipe for sure, sounds delicious. Thanks Caroline!

    XX
    Debra~

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  4. Dearest Caroline,

    Hah, your husband must have longed for the traditional 'Boerenkool' but in a healthier version.
    Quinoa is very good for all of us... Thanks for sharing this.
    Love,

    Mariette

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  5. Thanks for the recipe Caroline. We have a great selection of Kale at our Farmer's Markets right now so I just might have to give this a try!

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  6. I might try this recipe and sub it with Sorrel. Thanks for sharing the recipe

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  7. Now Caroline, are you sure this is good? Cuz the last time I tried kale I didn't like it! And what exactly is Keenwah? And why don't they spell it like I did? Wouldn't that make more sense?

    Cindy Bee

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  8. Oooh, this sounds yummy. I bet the lemon tastes gorgeous.

    And I LOVED your post on kindness. What a great challenge. Thank you - you've really got me thinking!

    Sarahx

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  9. Caroline-would this salad be very close to the amazing quinoa and kale salad available at Chelsea's Kitchen and LGO?

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  10. Yes Lisa! It would be...it is my variation but the Chelsea's Kitchen salad was my inspiration. :)

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Thank you so much for your sweet comments!

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