Quinoa kale salad

Dijon-Lime Quinoa Salad

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This quinoa salad is a perfect side for a barbecued chicken dinner or grilled burgers!  The recipe makes a lot of food, which is fabulous because the salad also makes a delicious packed lunch.

I have been doing a lot of camping this summer, and this quinoa salad has been a staple to bring along for the road.  It helps to ensure that I get my veggies in while I’m out in the woods!  And doesn’t food always seem to taste just that much better when you’re camping?  I sure think so!

Quinoa kale salad

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This quinoa salad is a perfect side for a barbecued chicken dinner or grilled burgers!  The recipe makes a lot of food, which is fabulous because the salad also makes a delicious packed lunch.

I did a lot of camping this summer and this quinoa salad was a staple to bring along for the road!  It definitely helped to ensure that I got my fill of veggies in while out in the woods 😉  And doesn’t food always seem to taste just that much better when you’re camping?  I sure think so!  Although you may not be camping now that the weather is getting cooler, this recipe also makes a great meal to take with you on road trips and for hotel travel.

Did you know that quinoa is actually a seed, and not a grain?  It’s gluten-free and  contains all of the essential amino acids, making it a complete source of protein!  It’s both delicious, and nutritious!  

Enjoy!



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Dijon-Lime Quinoa Salad
This quinoa salad is a perfect side for a barbecued chicken dinner or grilled burgers! The recipe makes a lot of food, which is fabulous because the salad also makes a delicious packed lunch.

Servings: 10 cups
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Prep Time
25 min
Total Time
25 min
Prep Time
25 min
Total Time
25 min
Ingredients
  1. Salad:
  2. ¾ cup red onion, minced
  3. 2 red peppers, chopped
  4. 4 baby cucumbers or 1 large cucumber, chopped
  5. 3 green onions, chopped
  6. 2 leaves green kale (2 cups, packed) – finely sliced
  7. ½ cup cilantro, chopped (fresh basil can be substituted if desired)
  8. 4 cups cooked quinoa


  9. Dressing:
  10. 3 tbsp freshly squeezed lime juice
  11. 3 tbsp red wine vinegar
  12. 4 tbsp avocado oil
  13. 2 tbsp Dijon mustard
  14. 3 cloves garlic, minced
  15. 1 tsp cumin
  16. ½ tsp black pepper
  17. ¼ tsp Herbamare or sea salt


  18. Optional additions:
  19. 1 avocado, chopped
  20. ½ to ¾ cups of chopped walnuts or pine nuts
Instructions
  1. Add all of the salad ingredients into a large bowl and toss to combine.
  2. Combine all dressing ingredients in a small bowl and stir well before adding all of the dressing to the salad.
  3. Optionally top with chopped walnuts and/or avocado.
  4. Store leftovers in the fridge for an easy packed lunch or a quick side dish with dinner.
Allergen Info
  1. Dairy-Free, Gluten-Free, Egg-Free, Nut-Free (Optional), Soy-Free, Corn-Free, Vegan
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Dr. Kimberley O'Brien

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Dr. Kimberley O'Brien is a Naturopathic Doctor with a medical practice in Nelson, BC. She is the founder of Healthy Life Redesign and creator of the Elimination Diet Meal Plan online program. Her mission is to help you own your health and live a life you love!


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