Kale Quinoa Salad with Cranberries & Almonds

Adapted from Skinnytaste.com

This salad is also great with Almost Nonfat Creamy Honey Mustard Dressing

Kale Salad with Quinoa & Cranberries

This delicious, hearty salad makes a satisfying meal in itself.


  • 1 bunch kale, center ribs removed, leaves shredded
  • 1/4 cup sliced or slivered almonds
  • 1 cup cooked quinoa (boil 1/4 cup quinoa with with 1/2 cup water for 15 minutes)
  • 1/4 cup dried cranberries, chopped
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 small clove garlic, minced
  • 6 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2-3 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • Dash of red pepper flakes



Rinse quinoa; place in a small pot with 1/2 cup water; bring to a boil, reduce heat, and simmer for 10 minutes. Remove from heat for 5 minutes.


Set the quinoa into the salad bowl and allow to cool off while preparing the salad.


Whisk together the ingredients for the dressing or place in a jar and shake well.


Shred the kale and place in a salad bowl; gently massage the kale with your hands until it starts to break down.


Add the quinoa, almonds, cranberries, parmesan, and dressing, and toss well to combine.

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