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Kale & Quinoa Salad

Kale & Quinoa Salad

This superfood salad made from quinoa and kale will have you craving salad every day!

Course Salad
Cuisine American
Keyword healthy salads, kale and quinoa salad, kale salad, quinoa and kale salad, quinoa salad
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 7 minutes
Total Time 17 minutes
Servings 4 people
Calories 476 kcal


  • 1 small fennel bulb sliced thin
  • 1 tbsp. olive oil
  • 2 cups firmly packed shredded kale
  • 1 cup quinoa cooked
  • ¼ cup cranberries
  • ½ cup grape tomatoes cut in half
  • ¼ slivered almonds
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Lemon Dressing

  • ¼ cup lemon juice 1-2 lemons
  • 1 tsp. Dijon mustard
  • 1 tsp. honey
  • ¼ tsp. kosher salt
  • ½ cup olive oil


  1. Add 1 tbsp. olive oil to sauté pan and heat on medium-high. Add fennel and sauté for 7-10 minutes until tender. Set aside.
  2. Add lemon juice, Dijon, honey, and salt to a bowl and mix well. Slowly drizzle in olive oil. Set aside.
  3. Add kale, quinoa, cranberries, grape tomatoes, almonds, and fennel to a medium-sized bowl. Mix gently.
  4. Add ¼ cup of the lemon dressing or more to taste to the kale and quinoa salad. Mix until dressing is incorporated. Season with salt and pepper, if needed.