Thursday, July 30, 2015

Quinoa Kale Salad

This is one of the most delicious, simple side dishes you could make that would complement just about entree.  And although the recipe calls for kale, I had some leftover raw spinach that needed a home and I used it instead.  Just as good as the demo at Publix.

Easy, healthy, full of nutrition, this side dish would work well with so many things.  But that fabulous Herbed Pesto Salmon (see previous post) ranks right at the top.

QUINOA KALE SALAD (4 servings)

5 cups finely chopped kale or spinach
1 cup quinoa
2 1/4 cup chicken stock or broth
1/2 cup creamy Caesar dresssing, divided
1/4 tsp kosher salt
1/4 tsp coarse-ground black pepper
1/2 cup crumbled feta cheese

Place quinoa and stock in a large stock pot.   Bring to a boil.  Reduce heat to low; simmer 15 minutes.   Meanwhile, remove stems from kale or spinach, then chop leaves.

Stir kale or spinach into quinoa and cover; cook 8 more minutes.  Transfer mixture to large serving bowl; fluff with a fork and let stand to cool slightly.

Stir in a 1/4 cup dressing & S&P.  Drizzle 1/4 cup dressing over top.  Sprinkle with cheese and serve.

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