Blueberry Kale Quinoa Salad

  January 5, 2013  |    Blog

This salad has the perfect combination of crunch from the almonds and kale, sweetness from the blueberries, and nutty flavor from the fiber-filled quinoa. Plus, it’s a fabulous way to rev your energy with the nutrient-rich carbohydrates from the quinoa and berries. The protein from the quinoa, feta and almonds are ideal for staying power and to help keep that energy boost lasting longer.

Ingredients:
(Serves 4 -6, as a side)

  • 2 cups cooked quinoa, cooled (prepared according to package directions)
  • 1 cup fresh blueberries
  • 1 1/2 cup shredded kale
  • 3/4 cup crumbled feta*
  • 1/2 cup sliced almonds
  • 3 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • Salt
  • Fresh ground pepper

* FYI–Although the original recipe calls for regular feta, we use a fat free one and don’t notice the difference—this still tastes divine, but in doing so we save a lot of calories! So if you go for the fat free feta, keep in mind that the calories and fat will be a good deal lower than listed in the stats below. Woohoo!

Directions:

  1. In a large bowl, combine quinoa, blueberries, kale, feta, and almonds. Mix until well combined.
  2. Add olive oil and lemon juice and toss to fully coat.
  3. Season with salt and fresh ground pepper to taste, and enjoy!

Nutrition Information:
Calories: 340; Fat:15g; Carbohydrates: 40g; Sugar:3.2g; Fiber: 5.6g; Protein: 11g

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