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

Blueberry Pomegranate Quinoa Kale Salad

Course: Salad
Cuisine: American
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Servings: 6
Calories: 289kcal
Author: Jenny
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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

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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

Calories: 289kcal | Carbohydrates: 30g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 17g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 1mg | Sodium: 332mg | Potassium: 395mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 7g | Vitamin A: 1062IU | Vitamin C: 37mg | Calcium: 72mg | Iron: 2mg
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36 Responses
  1. Thea C

    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!

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