This healthy salad is so easy to prepare and is delicious and satisfying.
- 1 cup of uncooked quinoa
- 8 strawberries
- 5 large kale leaves
- A handful of almonds
- Half a lemon
- 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
- 1 tbsp honey
- Place 1 cup of quinoa and 1 cup of water in a saucepan and bring to the boil. Turn the heat down to low and cover the saucepan with a lid. Leave for 15 mintues or until all the water has evaporated.
- Chop strawberries, kale and almonds. ‘Massage’ the kale to help soften it before adding in the cooled quinoa, strawberries and almonds. Toss these ingredients.
- Mix the lemon, olive oil and honey in a small bowl and use to dress the salad. Enjoy right away or leave for a few hours to let the dressing infuse with the kale leaves (As the kale doesn’t wilt quickly this salad can be made a day ahead for an easy and delicious lunch).
Note: You can substitute the almonds for any other nut or seed; the quinoa for similar seeds or whole grains; the strawberries for other fruits; the kale for another dark leafy green.
Recipe by The Three Seedlings @threeseedlings.