Orange Almond Kale and Quinoa Salad with Avocado – Kale salad tossed with a creamy sesame miso dressing. My favorite lunch salad! Also a great dinner starter salad or entree salad served with pan seared salmon or grilled chicken.
Author:Lindsay Cola (Tippens)
1 bunch of kale, stems removed and finely chopped
1 c quinoa
2 c water
1 bunch of green onions, sliced
1 large haas avocado, cubed
1– 11 oz can mandarin oranges, drained
1– 2 oz package sliced almonds
1/4 c olive oil
1/3 c rice wine vinegar
1 clove garlic, minced
2 T miso paste
2 T sesame oil
1 T agave nectar (or honey)
1 T soy sauce
1 tsp fresh ginger, minced
Salt and pepper, to taste
Add quinoa and water to a medium sized sauce pan; bring to a boil, reduce heat, cover and simmer for 15 minutes, or until liquid has absorbed and quinoa is cooked. Set aside to cool.
Add all dressing ingredients to your blender; blend until smooth and set aside.
In a large mixing bowl, combine kale, green onions, oranges, almonds, avocado, and quinoa.