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Blueberry Pomegranate Quinoa Kale Salad

Treat yourself to our Blueberry Pomegranate Quinoa Kale Salad this week! Healthy and soooo good.

Blueberry Pomegranate Quinoa 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.

Some notable places where we like to order our favorite kale salads are, Chelsea’s Kitchen, Culinary Dropout, LGO, and True Food Kitchen. In fact, we patterned they way we made this kale salad after how True Food does it. That is, simply, message the kale with olive oil after you have de-veined it. No cooking necessary.

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Once your kale has been 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.

Olive oil and Parmesan

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.

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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.

Blueberry and Pomegranate

Toss in blueberries and pomegranate seeds.

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Fresh, healthy and irresistible! Enjoy friends!

Blueberry Pomegranate Quinoa Kale Salad-8t


Blueberry Pomegranate Quinoa Kale Salad

Blueberry Pomegranate Quinoa Kale SaladPrep time: 20 min | Cook time: 15 min | Total time: 40 min


  • 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


  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.

Makes 6 Servings


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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!

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    Maria says:

    Can I come over for lunch? Love this salad!

  5. 5

    That salad looks very tempting. Great recipe!

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    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!

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    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! 🙂

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    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!

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    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!

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

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    Wowguy says:

    Looks delicious and enough antioxidants for all week

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    Tyra says:

    Loving the salad, maybe just without the blueberries 🙂

  33. 33

    Great recipe just in time for mine diet!

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