Cranberry Kale Quinoa Salad

Cranberry Kale Quinoa Salad is a gluten free and dairy free salad. One portion of this dish contains about 10g of protein, 16g of fat, and a total of 397 calories. This recipe serves 4 and costs $2.48 per serving. 11 person were glad they tried this recipe. If you have pecans, maple, olive oil, and a few other ingredients on hand, you can make it. From preparation to the plate, this recipe takes about 10 minutes. It is brought to you by Sumptuous Spoonfuls. Taking all factors into account, this recipe earns a spoonacular score of 96%, which is great. Cranberry Quinoa Kale Salad, Mustard Quinoa, Cranberry & Kale Salad, and Cranberry Walnut Kale Salad with Cranberry Vinaigrette are very similar to this recipe.

Servings: 4

Preparation duration: 10 minutes

 

Ingredients:

1 - 2 strips of bacon, cooked and crumbled

2 cups of cooked quinoa

1/2 - 1 cup dried cranberries (Craisins)

1 clove garlic, crushed & peeled

4 cups of chopped fresh kale

Optional: Maple Balsamic Dressing, to taste (recipe here)

1 teaspoon honey or maple syrup

1 Tablespoon olive oil

A bit of orange zest

1/2 - 1 cup toasted pecans

Equipment:

bowl

frying pan

Cooking instruction summary:

Put the olive oil in a small bowl and add the crushed garlic clove. Let the garlic soak in the oil for at least 15 minutes to infuse the oil with garlic.Heat a medium frying or saute pan over medium heat and add the oil, then the kale. Stir and cook the kale just until it's wilted and bright green. Add the quinoa & honey and stir to mix. Stir in the cranberries, pecans, orange zest and bacon. Taste and add maple balsamic dressing as desired. Serve warm or cold.

 

Step by step:


1. Put the olive oil in a small bowl and add the crushed garlic clove.

2. Let the garlic soak in the oil for at least 15 minutes to infuse the oil with garlic.

3. Heat a medium frying or saute pan over medium heat and add the oil, then the kale. Stir and cook the kale just until it's wilted and bright green.

4. Add the quinoa & honey and stir to mix. Stir in the cranberries, pecans, orange zest and bacon. Taste and add maple balsamic dressing as desired.

5. Serve warm or cold.


Nutrition Information:

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397k Calories
9g Protein
16g Total Fat
57g Carbs
59% Health Score
Limit These
Calories
397k
20%

Fat
16g
25%

  Saturated Fat
2g
13%

Carbohydrates
57g
19%

  Sugar
24g
27%

Cholesterol
3mg
1%

Sodium
103mg
5%

Get Enough Of These
Protein
9g
19%

Vitamin K
475µg
453%

Vitamin A
6756IU
135%

Vitamin C
97mg
118%

Manganese
2mg
107%

Copper
1mg
68%

Vitamin B2
0.5mg
30%

Magnesium
115mg
29%

Phosphorus
256mg
26%

Fiber
5g
24%

Vitamin B1
0.31mg
21%

Vitamin B6
0.38mg
19%

Potassium
642mg
18%

Calcium
171mg
17%

Folate
65µg
16%

Iron
2mg
16%

Zinc
2mg
15%

Vitamin E
1mg
10%

Vitamin B3
1mg
9%

Selenium
5µg
8%

Vitamin B5
0.31mg
3%

covered percent of daily need
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