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Nutty Quinoa and Kale Superfood Salad

Nutty Quinoa and Kale Superfood Salad

Nutty and sweet with amazing texture, this tasty superfood salad is hearty and good for you too.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time :15 minutes
Cook Time :45 minutes
Total Time :1 hour
Servings :4 servings
Calories :543
Course :Salad

Ingredients
 

Salad

  • 1 medium butternut squash peeled and seeds removed
  • 1 cup quinoa dry
  • 2 cups kale raw
  • 1/4 cup pine nuts
  • 1/4 cup red onion diced
  • 1/4 cup raisin
  • 1/4 cup celery diced

Dressing

  • 1/2 cup tahini
  • 1 medium lemon juiced
  • 1 tsp lemon zest
  • 1 clove garlic minced
  • 1/4 cup nutritional yeast
  • kosher salt and pepper to taste

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 400°. Spray a rimmed baking sheet with non-stick cooking spray.
  • Peel and seed squash.Cut into thumb-sized pieces and spread in an even layer on prepared baking sheet. Bake on center rack of oven for 40 - 45 minutes until tender. Turn squash over at the halfway point. Add pine nuts to baking pan during last 10 minutes of baking time. Stir occasionally until golden brown.
  • Meanwhile,  rinse the quinoa and cook according to package directions. When cooked, drain and rinse under cool water to reduce heat and set aside.
  • While quinoa is cooking, make the dressing by mixing the dressing ingredients together in a large bowl. Wash and remove stems from the kale and add kale to the the dressing. Let sit for 15 minutes.
  • Dice the onion and celery. Fold onions, celery and raisins into the kale. Add cooked squash to the salad mix. Stir gently to combine. Top with toasted pine nuts and serve immediately.

Notes

Note - mixing the kale with the dressing will soften the kale, making it tastier to eat.

Nutrition Facts

Serving: 1servingCalories: 543kcalCarbohydrates: 72gProtein: 18gFat: 25gSaturated Fat: 3gSodium: 42mgPotassium: 1450mgFiber: 11gSugar: 6gVitamin A: 23326IUVitamin C: 97mgCalcium: 215mgIron: 6mg

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