Kale Quinoa Salad

Kale Quinoa Salad is perfect for a summer dinner or lunch. Top it with fresh blackberries for a little added sweetness.
Hi everyone! I hope your summer is going fantastic. Shannah, from Just Us Four, back again this month to share a new recipe with you! With summer in full swing around here, I like to turn to recipes that are quick and easy but still taste delicious. Right now, a favorite in our house is kale quinoa salad with blackberries. It is the perfect combination of fruit, vegetables and some protein from the quinoa.

Kale Quinoa Salad with Fresh Blackberries
One great thing about this salad is that you can serve it hot or cold. I make it at night and then take it to the lunch the next for a nice, refreshing salad during the hot day. Either way, it tastes amazing.
Kale Quinoa Salad
 
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Ingredients
  • 1 cup quinoa
  • 1½ cups water
  • 1 cup kale leaves, torn
  • 1 cup blackberries
Dressing:
  • ¼ cup orange juice
  • 2 tsp lemon juice
  • 1 Tbsp honey
  • 3 Tbsp olive oil
Instructions
  1. Bring water to boil in a saucepan over medium heat. Add quinoa and return to a boil. Reduce heat to simmer and cook for 10 minutes.
  2. Stir in kale and cook for 1 minute. Remove from heat, cover and let sit for 10 minutes.
  3. In a small bowl, whisk together orange juice, lemon juice, honey and olive oil. Pour over quinoa mixture and stir well. Top with blackberries.

I love any recipe that only takes one pot to cook and is done in under 30 minutes. For me that is always a win. You can easily have this as a main dish salad or serve it alongside grilled chicken or fish.

Kale Quinoa Salad is perfect for a summer dinner or lunch. Top it with fresh blackberries for a little added sweetness. Hot or cold...this kale quinoa salad is the perfect meal.
Thanks so much for reading along with this month’s recipe. If you’d like some more quick and easy recipes for summer, I hope you will come visit me to check out some of my newest like

Cheesy Kale One Pot Pasta {can you tell I love kale?!}
Jalapeno Ranch Black Bean Nachos
Roasted Tomato and Pesto Pizza

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Kale Quinoa Salad is perfect for a summer dinner or lunch. Top it with fresh blackberries for a little added sweetness.

Shannah

Shannah

Hi, I'm Shannah, the creative mind behind the blog Just Us Four. I'm a workaholic acquisition specialist by day, busy mom to 2 adorable kids in the evening and blogger by night. I love cooking, baking, the occasional craft or DIY project and I love sharing recipes and food tips with you!
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