Kale, quinoa and avocado salad

Kale, quinoa and avocado salad


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About this recipe: 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.


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

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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