A healthy and cleansing salad to re-energize the body and mind. This detox kale and quinoa salad requires little prepping and is ready in 15 minutes from start to finish!
Detox Kale and Quinoa Salad Recipe
This cleansing kale and quinoa salad couldn’t have come at a better time. After a holiday weekend spent feasting on creamy cheeses, cured meats, pies, cookies and cocktails, my body was
begging pleading for a big bowl of healthy and nutritious goodness. Something light, easy to digest and with ingredients that have cleansing properties for the body.
This is a happy detox kale and salad recipe that’s filling and soothing to the soul – especially if you feel heavy around the waistline like I do right now!
The ingredients are readily available and there is little work involved. I’m using pickled beets instead of fresh ones because of their lovely tangy and acidic flavor. Plus, dealing with them is a mess-free process as they are ready to eat. Since we’ve all been spending a L-O-T of time in the kitchen this past week, I think we can all agree that easier is better!
There are many health benefits to eating a nutritious dish like this detox kale and quinoa salad:
Many of the ingredients used have anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties which keep the core of you body strong and in turn, help protect against viruses. Foods like quinoa, kale and sprouts are also high in fiber and thus, promote a healthy digestion and lower cholesterol. A diet high in fiber is also great for weight loss since it keeps you feeling fuller for longer.
This is a big bowl of nutrients and vitamins served in the form of a tasty and colorful kale and quinoa salad. Come to mama!
Other easy, nutritious and filling recipes:
- Edamame quinoa salad
- Detox crockpot vegetable soup
- Detox cleanse salad
- Spaghetti squash yakisoba style
- White bean and swiss chard soup
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Detox Kale and Quinoa Salad Recipe
A healthy and cleansing salad to re-energize your body and mind. This detox kale and quinoa salad requires little prepping and is ready in 15 minutes from start to finish!
- Prep Time: 10 minutes
- Total Time: 10 minutes
- Yield: 2 people 1x
- Category: Salads
- Cuisine: American
- 1 cup cooked quinoa
- 1 1/2 cup baby kale (finely chopped)
- 1 cup English cucumber (chopped bite size)
- 1 avocado (peeled, pitted and roughly chopped)
- 1 cup pickled beets (roughly chopped)
- 1/2 cup alfalfa sprouts
- 2 tablespoons sunflower seeds
- 1 teaspoon dijon mustard
- 2 tablespoons red wine vinegar
- 3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
- 1 tablespoon honey
- salt and pepper (to taste)
- Put the ingredients for the vinaigrette in a tupperware container, close with a lid and shake vigorously until the vinaigrette looks cloudy.
- Divide all the ingredients for the quinoa salad among two bowls and top with vinaigrette. Lightly toss, season with salt and pepper and serve.
This Detox Kale and Quinoa Salad Recipe Is:
Low in sodium
Very high in magnesium
Very high in phosphorus
High in vitamin A
High in vitamin C
If you are not familiar with cooking quinoa, here is an easy step by step guide to cooking quinoa.
- Serving Size:
- Calories: 654
- Sugar: 26.8 g
- Sodium: 186.9 mg
- Fat: 43.5 g
- Saturated Fat: 6.8 g
- Carbohydrates: 63.3 g
- Fiber: 14.1 g
- Protein: 11.3 g
- Cholesterol: 0 mg
Keywords: Main, side dish, vegetarian, lunch