Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Kale Quinoa Salad

Some people have a hard time eating raw kale. This Kale Quinoa Salad will make it easier for you to enjoy this super food. I found the key to eating raw kale is to let it sit in the dressing for about 30 minutes. The salt and oil softens the kale, making it less bitter. Another tip is to use dinosaur or lacinato kale which is softer and easier to chew.

Health Benefits of kale: high in folate, iron,  fiber, vitamin K, A, and C and iron, low calorie and zero fat; one cup of kale is filled with 10% of the RDA of omega-3 fatty acids
1 bunch kale, washed and de-stemmed
1 cup cooked quinoa
2 avocados, diced
Juice of 2 lemons
2 tablespoons olive oil
Salt, to taste
1. Chiffonade the kale by stacking the leaves, rolling them tightly, and then slicing them perpendicularly to the roll to create long, thin strips.
2. Mix everything together and enjoy!

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