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Jan
13
2019

Blueberry Pomegranate Quinoa Kale Salad

Sharing our favorite kale salad today! Treat yourself to our Blueberry Pomegranate Quinoa Kale Salad this week! Healthy and soooo good.

Kale Salad

Kale Salad

Finally!!! Finally, we made a kale salad. It’s funny, because we love eating kale salad when we go out to dinner, so I’m not sure why we haven’t posted one on Picky Palate yet.

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How To Clean Kale

  • First you need to decide if you’re going to use the large stems in your dish, or just the leaves.  The stems taste great, but they are quite large, and can be a bit tough.  If you do use them, dice them up so they cook in a similar time as the leaves
  • Clean the leaves well under cold running water to remove any grit
  • To remove the leave from the stem you can either take a small knife and cut each side of the steam and remove. Or;
  • Simple grab the leafs with your hand and pull the steam away in the opposite direction.

Kale Salad

How To Devein Kale

  1. Fold the leaf in half. Hold the leaf,  Starting at the top or the thickest part  slowly pull the “spine” away from the leaf.

Once your kale has been cleaned and deveined, you’ll massage with a bit of olive oil. Literally rub the olive oil into each piece. Squeeze the juice of one lemon over kale then stir in Parmesan and sliced cucumbers.

How To Make Kale Salad

  1. Place deveined kale into a large mixing bowl. Drizzle olive oil over kale and massage oil into kale with hands. Squeeze juice of lemon over salad and stir in Parmesan, blueberries, pomegranate and cucumbers.
  2. To prepare dressing, place olive oil, mustard, salt and pepper into a small mason jar with a lid, shaking until well combined/emulsified. Drizzle over salad and stir to combine.

Kale Salad

Key ingredients today. You’ll use the olive oil for the kale, quinoa and dressing. Use whatever Parmesan you have on hand. Adds a nice salty touch to the salad.

Kale Salad

Cook up 1 cup of dry quinoa and let it cool before tossing it in the salad. For presentation I placed the quinoa on top. Do what you like best.

Kale Salad

Toss in blueberries and pomegranate seeds.

Kale Salad

Fresh, healthy and irresistible! Enjoy friends!

Kale Salad

Blueberry Pomegranate Quinoa Kale Salad
Prep Time
20 mins
Cook Time
15 mins
 
Course: Salad
Cuisine: American
Keyword: best quinoa salad recipe, kale salad, kale salad recipe, quinoa, quinoa salad, quinoa salad recipe
Servings: 6
Calories: 289 kcal
Author: Jenny
Ingredients
  • 1 bunch green kale deveined and thinly sliced
  • 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 lemon
  • 2 tablespoons shredded Parmesan Cheese
  • 1 cup blueberries
  • 1/4 cup pomegranate seeds
  • 1 cup quartered and thinly sliced cucumbers
  • 1/4 cup shelled pistachios
Lemon Dijon Dressing
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons dijon mustard
  • 1/8 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
Garlic Orange Scented Quinoa
  • 1 cup dry quinoa
  • 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 orange juiced
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon Lawry’s Garlic Salt
Instructions
  1. Place deveined kale into a large mixing bowl. Drizzle olive oil over kale and massage oil into kale with hands. Squeeze juice of lemon over salad and stir in Parmesan, blueberries, pomegranate and cucumbers.
  2. To prepare dressing, place olive oil, mustard, salt and pepper into a small mason jar with a lid, shaking until well combined/emulsified. Drizzle over salad and stir to combine.
  3. Cook quinoa according to package directions. Let cool for 15 minutes. Place into large mixing bowl. Stir in olive oil, orange juice, salt, pepper and garlic salt. To serve, place kale salad onto plates and top with quinoa. Garnish with additional pomegranate seeds and pistachios if desired.
Nutrition Facts
Blueberry Pomegranate Quinoa Kale Salad
Amount Per Serving
Calories 289 Calories from Fat 153
% Daily Value*
Fat 17g26%
Saturated Fat 2g13%
Cholesterol 1mg0%
Sodium 332mg14%
Potassium 395mg11%
Carbohydrates 30g10%
Fiber 5g21%
Sugar 7g8%
Protein 7g14%
Vitamin A 1062IU21%
Vitamin C 37mg45%
Calcium 72mg7%
Iron 2mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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  1. 1

    Such a great salad to start off the new year! Looks lovely!

  2. 2

    This is my kind of salad! Yum!

  3. 3

    I’ve been looking for new recipes for kale since the new year. I’ll have to give this a try for lunch. Yummy!

  4. 4
    Maria says:

    Can I come over for lunch? Love this salad!

  5. 5
    Homecleaner says:

    That salad looks very tempting. Great recipe!

  6. 6
    Naomi says:

    So healthy-love it and the addition of the blueberries so great!

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    marla says:

    Love everything about this healthy salad!!

  9. 9

    Such a gorgeous salad, Jenny! Love it!

  10. 10

    How beautiful and refreshing this salad looks!

  11. 11

    so light and healthy! i love it!

  12. 12

    With this salad for lunch, I think I could take on the world!

  13. 13
    Gaby says:

    Loving the blueberries and pomegranates in this gorgeous salad! I need this for lunch!

  14. 14

    I want to dive head first into this salad!!! Cheers to blueberries and kale! 🙂

  15. 15
    Carol Crossman says:

    Please I would like the nutritional values of this – calories, fat content, etc.

  16. 16

    That is one healthy salad! And beautiful 🙂

  17. 17

    Absolutely stunning! Would love to try this salad!

  18. 18

    Beautiful health salad Jenny!

  19. 19

    what a beautiful healthy salad!

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    What a perfectly refreshing winter salad!

  22. 22
    Thea C says:

    Making this tonight, looks delish! Just checking, is the Lemon Dijon Dressing supposed to have lemon in it, I didn’t see lemon listed?
    Thank you!

  23. 23
    Tieghan says:

    Loving the combo of blueberries and pomegranates! This is my kind of salad!

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    Ken says:

    Beautiful! Will have to share this with our community. Keep up the good work:)

  26. 26

    What a gorgeous salad! Love this salad recipe!

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  28. 28

    Very healthy recipe!

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    Aqiyl Aniys says:

    Awesome quinoa salad! I want to make this for dinner tonight.

  31. 31
    Wowguy says:

    Looks delicious and enough antioxidants for all week

  32. 32
    Tyra says:

    Loving the salad, maybe just without the blueberries 🙂

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    Andrea Perry says:

    Great recipe just in time for mine diet!


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