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Quinoa Kale & Orange Salad
This Warm Quinoa Kale & Orange salad is a tasty and easy way to get in your fruits and veggies! Iron from the leafy greens are better absorbed when you pair it with the vitamin C in Chilean oranges, plus it’s delicious!

6 servings

Warm Quinoa Kale & Orange Salad
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    Orange Dijon Dressing:
  • ¾ cup fresh navel orange juice
  • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
  • ¾ teaspoon kosher salt
  • ¼ teaspoon ground black pepper
  • ¼ cup olive oil
  • For the salad:
  • 1 cup (250 mL) quinoa
  • 1¾ cups (430 mL) water
  • 1½ bunches kale, cut into 1”x1” pieces
  • 1 avocado - peeled, pitted, and diced
  • 1 cup (250 mL) navel orange segments
  • ¼ cup (60 mL) chopped red onion
  • 2 tbsp (30 mL) crumbled feta cheese


    For the dressing:
  1. In a blender, combine orange juice, Dijon mustard, salt, and black pepper together and let
  2. blender run at medium speed. Slowly pour olive oil in the running blender until all ingredients
  3. are completely emulsified. Set aside.
  4. For the salad:
  5. Bring 1¾ cups water to a boil. Add quinoa and
  6. reduce heat to medium-low, cover, and simmer until
  7. the quinoa is tender, and the water has been
  8. absorbed, about 15 to 20 minutes. Set aside to cool,
  9. uncovered.
  10. Place kale in a steamer basket over 1 inch of boiling water in a saucepan. Cover saucepan
  11. with a lid and steam kale until hot, about 45 seconds; transfer to a large plate and let cool.
  12. Fluff quinoa with fork. Then fold in avocado, orange segments, red onion and feta cheese.
  13. In a mixing bowl, toss the kale and Orange Dijon Dressing until the kale is lightly coated.
  14. Transfer the kale on a serving plate and top with the quinoa, avocado and orange mixture.

This recipe was kindly provided by our featured member, Citrus from Chile!

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