Kale, quinoa and avocado salad

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    40 min

    Kale, quinoa, red pepper, 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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    Ingredients
    Serves: 4 

    • For the salad
    • 110g quinoa
    • 300ml water
    • 1 bunch kale, torn into bite-sized pieces
    • 1/2 avocado, sliced
    • 70g cucumber, chopped
    • 50g red pepper, chopped
    • 2 tablespoons chopped red onion
    • 1 tablespoon crumbled feta cheese
    • For the 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

    Method
    Prep:25min  ›  Cook:15min  ›  Ready in:40min 

    1. 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 1 inch of boiling water in a saucepan. Cover saucepan with a lid and steam kale until hot, about 45 seconds; transfer to a large plate. Top kale with quinoa, avocado, cucumber, red pepper, red onion and feta cheese.
    3. For the dressing:

    4. Whisk olive oil, lemon juice, Dijon mustard, sea salt and black pepper together in a bowl until the oil emulsifies into the dressing; pour over the salad.

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    Kale, quinoa and avocado salad
    Kale, quinoa and avocado salad

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    145

    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 US | Canada)

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    111

    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 US | Canada)

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    88

    This was a great salad! Don't be scared of the kale. I made a half batch and sent it for lunch for my husband and myself. We both were pleasantly surprised by the great flavors in this dish. The dressing is a great complement to all of the ingredients. In the end, you barely even taste the kale, but you do reap all of the benefits of eating it!  -  07 Jan 2013  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)

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