Kale salad with quinoa, apple, pomegranate and feta
I am finally starting to love eating salads again after feeling a little bored and uninspired with my salads for a long time. I have been experimenting with kale salads a lot lately and this version with the classic combination of apple and pomegranate is definitely a new favorite of mine! As I have shared before, my little sister is not exactly super fond of salads and health food, but she actually really loved this salad as well and even asked for seconds, so I am just going to let that speak for itself ;)
4 cups kale, finely chopped
1/2 cup quinoa
100 gram feta cheese
2 handfuls pecan nuts
2 tablespoons olive oil
2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
1 1/2 tablespoon honey
1/2 – 1 tablespoon smooth dijon mustard (adjust to your liking)
Salt and pepper to taste
Serves 4-5 as a side or 2 as a light meal.
- Start by cooking the quinoa according to the package instructions and then set it aside to cool while you prep the salad.
- Wash the kale and remove (and discard) the tough stems. Chop the kale finely, add it to a salad bowl and set it aside.
- Whisk all the ingredients for the dressing together and add about 3 tablespoons to the bowl with the chopped kale. Massage the kale leaves with your hands, scrunching the leaves together for a couple of minutes until the kale is tender, darker in color and well coated in the dressing.
- Mix the quinoa with the kale and add the seeds from the pomegranate, the chopped apple, the lightly chopped pecan nuts and top it all off with crumbled feta cheese and a little more of the dressing, enjoy!