This healthy, flavorful Kale and Quinoa Salad tastes like summer in a bowl!
I know it might seem like I am going crazy with food trends in this recipe by including quinoa and kale in one salad, but just hear me out. This isn’t what I was planning to make at all. I was going to make salmon over mediterranean quinoa, and I thought it would be nice to throw some baby kale into the quinoa.
Well, then I remembered that I just made fish over quinoa recently, and I also made couscous with kale not too long ago. I realized I needed to get a little more creative, but I had already bought the salmon and baby kale. What was I to do but to rework those ingredients into a new dish, which is what you see before you now. When I told my friend what I was making, she asked if my kids would eat that. My kids? Eat this? Why, just look at my oldest child proudly tossing the salad right here:
Truth be told, that’s as close as he got to the salad. None of it got anywhere close to his mouth, and my little one wasn’t interested either. I do think some kids would eat this if they aren’t afraid of dark, leafy greens. If I made it with romaine lettuce instead of kale, I do think my oldest would dig in. I might try that next time. At least the adults liked it!
The good thing about salads is they are so customizable. My oldest would eat this if I changed the greens, and my little one would try it if I used chicken instead of salmon. Not everyone is a fan of cranberries, so you could add those to taste. Make it your own, and you will surely satisfy everyone in the family with this healthy dinner!
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