Kale and Quinoa Green Salad Bowl
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A healthy, nutty green salad bowl delicious warm or cold. Perfect for using up any leftover kale and quinoa.
Recipe type: Entree
Cuisine: Salad
Serves: 3
  • 1 cup dry quinoa (mix of black and pearl)
  • 2 cups vegetable stock
  • 2 cups kale, stalks removed
  • 3 stalks asparagus
  • 1 cup frozen edamame beans
  • 15 whole almonds
  • 2 tbsp hulled hemp seeds
  • 3 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 tsp tahini
  • 1 tbsp rice wine vinegar
  • 1 tsp toasted sesame oil
  • small splash soy sauce (to taste)
  1. Add 1 cup quinoa to 2 cups vegetable stock and bring to a boil, then reduce to a simmer and leave to cook for 15 minutes.
  2. Cut the asparagus into 1-inch segments, and after about 5 minutes add them to the cooking quinoa.
  3. Rinse the kale and remove all the stalks. Add to your salad bowl and massage for a couple of minutes until the leaves start to darken. There are various suggestions of how to do this, but I just kept scrunching it with one hand. Don't worry about doing this for more than 2 minutes or so.
  4. When the quinoa has 5 minutes left to cook, add the frozen edamame beans and stir thoroughly.
  5. Once cooked, all of the stock should have been absorbed and the quinoa should be light and fluffy. Spread out on a plate to speed the cooling process and allow the steam to escape quicker.
  6. Meanwhile, heat a dry frying pan over a medium-high heat. Once it's hot add the almonds to the pan. Move them around by shaking the pan or with a wooden spatula - be careful not to burn, they can go very quickly. They should turn a darker brown in colour. Remove from the heat and add to the salad bowl.
  7. Next add the hemp seeds, quinoa, asparagus and edamame to the salad bowl and stir to combine thoroughly. The quinoa, asparagus and edamame are still going to be warm. This is fine (and actually, really tasty)!
  8. To make the dressing, combine the extra virgin olive oil, tahini, rice wine vinegar, toasted sesame oil and soy sauce. This can easily be done with a small spoon, just mix it up until it's thoroughly blended.
  9. Pour the dressing onto the salad and again mix thoroughly to make sure everything gets coated.
  10. Serve immediately, and enjoy!
Recipe by Just Rise Above It at http://justriseaboveit.com/2015/05/07/healthy-kale-and-quinoa-salad/