I know this is going to shock many of you, but today I bring you a recipe with just six ingredients. Yep – you read that right….SIX! A cooking quinoa first I’m sure – and I know that all of you who are looking for easy quinoa recipes will enjoy this one.
This quinoa kale salad may be short on ingredients, but taste wise it is amazingly complex and quite delicious. I kind of wanted to call it a “Quinoa Kale CHIP Salad” because although that is not completely accurate it is sort of what this reminded me of.
A few weeks ago, I was looking through one of my favorite cookbooks, Super Natural Every Day, and I came across a kale salad recipe that served as the inspiration for this one. It was served with farro and actually had more oil in it than this one. I lighted it up a bit, and honestly I don’t think I would have enjoyed it any more with additional oil. If anything, I may try to use even less next time. In my option, quinoa recipes rarely need a lot of oil, but feel free to adjust to your tastes.
Another thing that I will do differently next time I make this is tear the kale a little smaller. I think I must have had kale chips on the brain when I was doing this but it was delicious all the same!
Recipe adapted from Super Natural Every Day: Well-loved Recipes from My Natural Foods Kitchen