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massaged kale salad
Massaged Kale Salad with Cranberries, Quinoa and Feta {Gluten-Free}
Prep Time
15 mins
Total Time
15 mins
Massages kale salad with cranberries, quinoa, feta and macadamia nuts make for both a healthy and delicious lunch. With a lightly sweet and zesty dressing the flavors come together perfectly. Gluten-Free too.
Course: Entrée Salad, Lunch, Salad
Cuisine: American, Healthy
Servings: 2
Calories: 381 kcal
Author: Vicky Berman
  • 1/4 cup macadamia nuts
  • 5 ounces kale thick stem removed,
  • 2/3 cup cooked quinoa
  • 1/8-1/4 cup dried cranberries
  • 1/4-1/2 cup crumbled feta
  • dressing:
  • 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon dijon mustard
  • 1 teaspoon agave or honey
  1. Heat oven to 400 degrees and bake macadamia nuts on a baking tray until lightly browned, making sure the nuts don't burn. Chop the macadamia nuts when they cool.
  2. In a large bowl pour a dash of olive oil over the kale and lightly massage the kale for 2-3 minutes with your hands, removing the thick stem as you go. You will notice the color become more vibrant.
  3. To the kale add cooked quinoa and mix until thoroughly distributed.
  4. Add cranberries, feta and macadamia nuts.
  5. In a small bowl combine the dressing, olive oil, lemon juice, mustard and agave. Whisk until smooth.
  6. Top salad with dressing. Add salt and pepper to taste.
Nutrition Facts
Massaged Kale Salad with Cranberries, Quinoa and Feta {Gluten-Free}
Amount Per Serving
Calories 381 Calories from Fat 225
% Daily Value*
Fat 25g38%
Saturated Fat 6g38%
Cholesterol 16mg5%
Sodium 270mg12%
Potassium 515mg15%
Carbohydrates 32g11%
Fiber 3g13%
Sugar 10g11%
Protein 9g18%
Vitamin A 7160IU143%
Vitamin C 86mg104%
Calcium 224mg22%
Iron 2.7mg15%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.