Chopped Kale Quinoa Salad
When a kale salad is done right, it seriously is the best kind of salad out there. The key to a perfect kale salad is to MASSAGE your kale! We know it might sound bizarre but by massaging the kale, you help break down the tough cell structure and give the kale a softer texture, that in our opinion makes for a much tastier salad. Another vital component to making a perfect kale salad is to add a cooked element because it makes the salad so much more satisfying. If you try this recipe, be sure to tag us in your photos on Facebook and Instagram @VancouverDietitians!
For the Salad:
1 bunch of kale, chopped
2 medium carrots, shredded into ribbons
1 large yellow bell pepper, cut into strips
1/2 cup chopped cherry tomatoes
1 avocado, cut into cubes
1 cup cooked quinoa
For the Dressing:
1/4 cup reduced-sodium soy sauce
2 tbsp rice wine vinegar
1 tsp sesame oil
Add chopped kale to a large bowl and massage with hands to help break down the tough texture.
Mix the dressing ingredients in a small bowl, add to kale, and massage dressing into the kale.
Add the remaining salad ingredients to the bowl and use tongs to incorporate everything together.
Optional: add in our Spicy Baked Tofu.
Store in an airtight container in the fridge.
Recipe and photo by Skye Moore