Sunday, January 29, 2017

SPICY KALE AND QUINOA BLACK BEAN SALAD



I mixed kale with other greens from my garden. My cilantro is thriving. I've grown cilantro for years and never had such a healthy plant. I picked up a small pot in Trader Joe's and as you can see by the bottom photo it's doing great.

The recipe is adapted from The Growing Fridge.

Ingredients:

1 cup quinoa, uncooked
6 cups chopped kale, de-stemmed
1/2 red onion, chopped
1 can black beans, drained and rinsed
1 cup corn

SPICY DRESSING
1/4 cup fresh cilantro, chopped
1 clove garlic, minced
1/4 cup fresh lime juice (about 2 limes)
1/4 cup hot sauce of your choice 
1/4 cup water
1 teaspoon maple syrup
1/2 teaspoon cumin ( didn't use)

sea salt and pepper, to taste

Directions:

Place 1 cup quinoa in a fine mesh strainer, rinse a few times. Combine 2 cups of water or chicken both in a medium sized pot.
Add 1 cup quinoa and bring to a boil. Lower heat, cover and simmer for 15 minutes or until liquid is absorbed and quinoa is
fluffy.



 Add the kale, onion, corn, beans and quinoa to a large salad bowl. Mix well.



Prepare the dressing. Pour the dressing over the salad, mix and enjoy!!!



Featured 2/5/17 on What's for Dinner?

18 comments:

  1. This looks so good!!!! I need to make this. I don't have kale, but I guess I could use spinach. The dressing sounds like my kind of taste. Thanks Linda, I have been looking for dressing that is not high in sugar. Yum.

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    1. I really think you will like the dressing- the salad was wonderful. A make again for sure.

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  2. Oh my goodness-your cilantro looks FANTASTIC Linda! I've tried growing it a few times and never could get it to do anything at all except stay puny and go to seed. I'm jealous! I can't wait to see lots of green lush plants growing in my garden. Times like this when I look outside and see snow covering everything, that time seems like eons away. :)

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    1. I know! I never grew cilantro that lasted. Trader Joe's for me next time I buy more.

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  3. Looking forward to trying this recipe....thank you for sharing!

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    1. Hope you like it Becky- thanks for stopping by.

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  4. Looks great! Thanks so much for sharing this at the DI & DI Link Party. e hope you had fun and made some new blog friends.

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  5. This sounds delicious! :)

    I would love for you to share this with my Facebook Group for recipes, crafts, tips, and tricks: https://www.facebook.com/groups/pluckyrecipescraftstips/

    Thanks for joining Cooking and Crafting with J & J!

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    1. It's there Jess! I never forget you :-)

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  6. Sounds great! Thanks for sharing on the What's for Dinner link up!

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  7. Thank you for sharing this delicious recipe at the #RecipeSharingParty! I hope to see you next week. Pinned and Yummed. Please visit #OverTheMoon on Sunday, #WonderfulWednesday or #ThursdayFavoriteThings for more sharing fun!

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  8. Wow, your cilantro really is thriving, Linda! It's so good to have fresh herbs in the garden. Your Spicy Kale and Quinoa Salad looks really tasty and so wholesome too. Love the dressing - it's got such a lot of flavour. Thank you so much for being a part of Hearth and Soul.

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    1. Love going out in the garden to pick the herbs!

      Thanks for stopping by

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  9. Looks delicious! Salads are just so good...

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