Saturday, 16 July 2016
Nutty warm kale and quinoa salad
This delicious filling salad, is one of the easiest and quickest meals to prepare! I love using quinoa, as it gives a nice break from pasta or rice and is gluten free. Very easy to cook and adds a lovely nutty flavour to any dish. To make my salad you will only need a handful of ingredients and under 20 minutes to prepare. This dish is full of protein, fibre and green goodness.
Here's what you need:
quinoa (allow around 40g per serving)
2 garlic cloves crushed
generous handful of kale
mixed seeds for sprinkling
few drops of lemon juice
Rinse the quinoa in cold water before cooking to remove the bitterness. In a pan, boil water and cook quinoa according to packet instructions - it should take 15-18 minutes. In a separate pan boil water and once boiled add kale just for few minutes to par boil it. In the frying pan add a dollop of coconut oil and crush two garlic cloves, fry for a minute. Add rinsed kale, fry for couple of minutes then take off heat. Once the quinoa is cooked drain it and transfer to a serving bowl. Mix in the kale, squeeze a few drops of lemon and sprinkle with mixed seeds - I quite like pumpkin and sesame seeds but anything will go. Enjoy, told you it's quick!