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kale and quinoa salad with pomegranates goat cheese and and a delicious champagne dressing
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Kale and Quinoa Salad with Pomegranates

A tasty and healthy salad loaded with kale and quinoa. Easy and quick to prepare and adding in pomegranates and goat cheese makes this a balanced meal! I top this salad with a champagne vinaigrette.
Course Main Dish, Salad, Vegetarian
Cuisine Healthy, Vegetarian
Prep Time 25 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 8 servings
Calories 170kcal
Author Eileen xo

Ingredients

Quinoa

  • 1 cup uncooked red quinoa can use any type quinoa
  • 2 cups water

Salad

  • 8 cups kale, washed well and torn into bite sized pieces
  • 1 whole shallot, minced
  • 1 whole pomegranate, use arils
  • 1/3 cup crumbled goat cheese

Champagne Vinaigrette

  • 1 Tablespoon chopped shallots
  • 2 cloves chopped garlic
  • 2 teaspoon dijon mustard
  • 2/3 cup champagne vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon agave
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/3 cup avocado oil

Instructions

Make Quinoa

  • Pour quinoa into a strainer, rinse quinoa well. Cook quinoa according to the package.

Champagne Vinaigrette

  • To a blender, add diced shallots, minced garlic , dijon mustard, champagne vinegar, agave, pepper, and salt. Blend well until smooth. Slowly stream in the avocado oil into the blender to emulsify the salad dressing,  Set aside.

Prep salad

  • In a large salad bowl combine kale and shallots. Drizzle some of the Champagne Vinaigrette over the greens. Massage the vinaigrette into the greens to soften the kale. 
  • To the bowl of kale, add the quinoa, pomegranate arils, and crumbled  goat cheese. Drizzle some more of the champagne vinaigrette on the salad. Toss well and serve.

Notes

 
  • Any nutritional data I provide is an approximation and actual dietary information can vary based on ingredients and portion sizes

Nutrition

Serving: 8servings | Calories: 170kcal | Carbohydrates: 12g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 3mg | Sodium: 144mg | Potassium: 376mg | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 6765IU | Vitamin C: 80.6mg | Calcium: 117mg | Iron: 1.5mg