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kale quinoa salad
Kale Quinoa Salad with Cranberries, Apples and Walnuts {Gluten-Free, Vegan}
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
20 mins
Total Time
35 mins

A crunchy and refreshing kale quinoa salad with a whole medley of different flavors including, walnuts, chickpeas, cranberries and apples. Gluten-free and Vegan.

Course: Dinner
Cuisine: American, Healthy, Vegan
Servings: 5
Calories: 273 kcal
Author: Vicky Berman
  • 1 cup quinoa
  • 1 3/4 cups water
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons vegan mayonnaise or regular mayonnaise if you are not vegan, or omit
  • 2 tablespoons whole grain dijon mustard
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 lemon zested
  • salt/pepper to taste
  • 1 bunch of kale de-stemmed and chopped (about 3 cups)
  • 2 celery stalks chopped
  • 1 granny smith apple chopped
  • 1 15 oz. can of chickpeas rinsed and drained
  • 1/4 cup dried cranberries chopped
  • 1/2 cup toasted walnuts chopped
  1. In a pot heat 1 tablespoon oil over medium heat and add the quinoa. Toast for a few minutes until just starting to brown and add the water. Add salt to taste. Bring to a boil, reduce heat and simmer, covered until cooked through (15-20 minutes). Fluff with a fork once cooked.
  2. In a pan dry toast the walnuts over medium-low heat until toasted (making sure not to burn them)
  3. In a small bowl combine 2 tablespoons olive oil, mustard, lemon juice , lemon zest, and mayonnaise (if using). Mix until smooth.
  4. In a large bowl combine cooked quinoa, kale, celery, chickpeas, cranberries and walnuts. Mix.
  5. Top with dressing when ready to serve.
Recipe Notes

Recipe Adapted from Produce on Parade

Nutrition Facts
Kale Quinoa Salad with Cranberries, Apples and Walnuts {Gluten-Free, Vegan}
Amount Per Serving
Calories 273 Calories from Fat 126
% Daily Value*
Fat 14g22%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Sodium 124mg5%
Potassium 327mg9%
Carbohydrates 31g10%
Fiber 3g13%
Sugar 4g4%
Protein 5g10%
Vitamin A 1210IU24%
Vitamin C 28mg34%
Calcium 51mg5%
Iron 1.9mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.