Warm Kale and Quinoa Salad

Warm Kale and Quinoa Salad IMAGE Author: Canadian Living Credits: Warm Kale and Quinoa Salad IMAGE

Superfoods unite in this hearty meat-free main. If you can't find baby kale, use chopped stemmed kale instead. For a special garnish, top with a drizzle of truffle oil and extra Parmesan.

  • Portion size 4 servings
  • Credits : Canadian Living Magazine: August 2015

Ingredients

Salad:
  • 1/2 cup quinoa
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 pkg (each 100 g) shiitake mushrooms stemmed and sliced
  • 1 pkg (227 g) cremini mushrooms thinly sliced
  • 1 shallots minced
  • 1 bunch asparagus trimmed and cut in 1 1/2-inch (4 cm) lengths
  • 8 cups packed baby kale
  • 1/2 cup shaved Parmesan cheese
Tarragon Vinaigrette:
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh tarragon
  • 2 tablespoons white wine vinegar
  • 2 teaspoons liquid honey
  • 1 clove garlic finely grated or pressed
  • 1/2 teaspoon each salt and pepper
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil

Method

Tarragon Vinaigrette: In small bowl, whisk together tarragon, vinegar, honey, garlic, salt and pepper. Slowly whisk in oil. Set aside.

Salad: Cook quinoa according to package instructions; uncover. Meanwhile, in large skillet, heat oil over medium-high heat; sauté shiitake mushrooms, cremini mushrooms and shallot until mushrooms are beginning to turn golden, about 4 minutes. Add asparagus and sauté just until tender, about 3 minutes.

Remove from heat; stir in quinoa and two-thirds of the dressing. Scrape into large bowl; let cool slightly, about 5 minutes. Add kale, Parmesan and remaining dressing; toss to coat.

Nutritional facts per serving: about

  • Fibre 7 g
  • Sodium 516 mg
  • Sugars 8 g
  • Protein 13 g
  • Calories 479.0
  • Total fat 36 g
  • Potassium 947 mg
  • Cholesterol 8 mg
  • Saturated fat 5 g
  • Total carbohydrate 32 g

%RDI

  • Iron 25.0
  • Fibre 0.0
  • Folate 79.0
  • Sodium 0.0
  • Sugars 0.0
  • Calcium 24.0
  • Protein 0.0
  • Calories 0.0
  • Total fat 0.0
  • Vitamin A 70.0
  • Vitamin C 132.0
  • Potassium 0.0
  • Cholesterol 0.0
  • Saturated fat 0.0
  • Total carbohydrate 0.0
Share X
Food

Warm Kale and Quinoa Salad

Login