Chopped Kale Salad is loaded with kale, red grapes, orange bell peppers, white quinoa, grated carrots, European cucumbers, Craisins, and sliced almonds. Enjoy it as a wholesome side dish or top with chicken or chickpeas for a light and satisfying meal.
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Chopped Kale Salad

Chopped Kale Salad is loaded with kale, red grapes, orange bell peppers, white quinoa, grated carrots, European cucumbers, Craisins, and sliced almonds. Enjoy it as a wholesome side dish or top with chicken or chickpeas for a light and satisfying meal.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Total Time25 mins
Course: Salad
Cuisine: American
Servings: 8 people
Calories: 274kcal
Author: Rebecca Hubbell

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup uncooked white quinoa
  • 4 cups de-stemmed kale, chopped
  • 1 cup red grapes, halved
  • 1 cup blueberries
  • 1/2 cup sliced almonds
  • 1 orange bell pepper, diced
  • 1 carrot*, grated
  • 1 cup craisins
  • 1/2 European cucumber, quartered and chopped
  • 15 ounce can chick peas, drained and rinsed

Instructions

  • Cook the quinoa according to package directions.
  • While the quinoa is cooking, prepare and add the remaining ingredients to a large bowl and toss to combine. Once quinoa has finished cooking, mix it into the salad. 
  • Salad will keep in the fridge for 3 to 4 days without dressing, add dressing just before enjoying.

Notes

  • Can use shredded carrots instead of grating a carrot.
  • Chicken or crumbled bacon can be added if desired.
  • Feta cheese may also be added. 

Nutrition

Calories: 274kcal | Carbohydrates: 47g | Protein: 10g | Fat: 7g | Sodium: 24mg | Potassium: 581mg | Fiber: 7g | Sugar: 18g | Vitamin A: 5145IU | Vitamin C: 63.3mg | Calcium: 114mg | Iron: 3.2mg