Kale, Quinoa and Avocado Salad

Cook this with love. Serve with love. Eat with love. And enjoy!
By Lauren Hardy

Kale, Quinoa and Avocado Salad

Kale, Quinoa and Avocado Salad
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Cook this with love. Serve with love. Eat with love. And enjoy!
Recipe Type: Side
Serves: 3
  • ⅔ cup quinoa
  • 5 kale leaves, torn into bite-sized pieces
  • ½ avocado, diced
  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes, halved
  • ¼ cup vidalia onion, chopped
  • ¼ cup bell pepper, chopped (orange or yellow)
  • ⅓ cup sweet corn, cooked
For the dressing:
  • ¼ cup olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons Dijon mustard
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste
  1. Cook the quinoa according to package instructions. Set aside to cool.
  2. Place the kale in a steamer basket over 1 inch of boiling water in a saucepan. Cover and let steam for 5 minutes. Transfer to a large serving plate.
  3. In a large bowl, combine the quinoa and remaining ingredients. Pour the quinoa mixture over the steamed kale. In a small bowl, mix the dressing ingredients with a fork until combined and drizzle over the salad.

Lauren Hardy

Lauren Hardy is a writer, editor and self-taught, experimental foodie. By the time she was 6 years old, she had the Toll House Inn chocolate chip cookie recipe memorized and baked a variety of batches for her family each week. Her passion for cooking flourished during her college years. In addition to her writing aspirations, she hopes to own a bakery someday. You can follow her latest musings on her blog, "Making Life Sweet," at laurenhardy.com, where she blogs weekly about inspiration, food and faith.

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