Kale, Quinoa and Avocado Salad

    40 minutes

    Kale, quinoa, red capsicum, cucumber, red onion, feta cheese and avocado are served with a homemade Dijon mustard and lemon vinaigrette in this brilliant salad. Steaming the kale removes some of the bitterness and the salad dressing ties all the flavours together beautifully.

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    Serves: 4 

    • Salad
    • 110g quinoa
    • 300ml water
    • 1 bunch kale, torn into bite-sized pieces
    • 1/2 avocado, sliced
    • 70g cucumber, chopped
    • 50g red capsicum, chopped
    • 2 tablespoons chopped red onion
    • 1 tablespoon crumbled feta cheese
    • Dressing
    • 60ml olive oil
    • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
    • 1 1/2 tablespoons Dijon mustard
    • 3/4 teaspoon sea salt
    • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper

    Preparation:25min  ›  Cook:15min  ›  Ready in:40min 

    1. Salad: Bring the quinoa and water to the boil in a saucepan. Reduce heat to medium-low, cover, and simmer until the quinoa is tender, and the water has been absorbed, about 15 to 20 minutes. Set aside to cool.
    2. Place kale in a steamer basket over 2cm of boiling water in a saucepan. Cover saucepan with a lid and steam kale until hot, about 45 seconds, then transfer to a large plate. Top kale with quinoa, avocado, cucumber, red capsicum, red onion and feta cheese.
    3. For the dressing:

    4. Dressing: Whisk olive oil, lemon juice, Dijon mustard, sea salt and black pepper together in a bowl until the oil emulsifies into the dressing.
    5. To Serve: Pour the dressing over the salad to serve.

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    I made this salad but just added a few other items to my liking and removed the cucumber. It was fabulous!!  -  15 Nov 2016


    Huge hit even with the toddler. . Although he eats anything. Steamed the kale in the microwave: rinse kale (don't dry) drop in a microwave safe bowl and cover with Saran wrap, lifting a corner to vent. 30 seconds or so. Lovely taste and healthy too.  -  07 Jan 2013  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    This is amaaazzzinnggg!!! The flavor combination in this is brilliant! Avocado and feta and the occasional cool bite of cucumber or spicy red onion; the dijon and lemon is phenomenal! SOOO mouth-watering! Even my kids (four and 1.5 yrs) devoured this. I made a double batch, we were nibbling on it still warm from the quinoa. I DID keep the kale raw, to retain nutrients. I massaged and kneaded the torn up leaves with a bit of salt; and put some of them in a large plastic bag and let my kids fling it around. This is soo soo soooo delicious!!  -  15 Jan 2013  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)