A NEW Recipe! – Kale, Quinoa & Sweet Potato Salad

by Destini on March 3, 2014

Check it out, A BRAND NEW RECIPE! Super excited to finally share something new with you guys. I am so grateful for all your support over the past while. I know I have been quite quiet lately, and I have a bunch reasons, but that is a chapter book of excuses that don’t need to be told(just because they’re boring).

Let’s start fresh, and this salad is PERFECT for that! I know you have heard me complain, whine and cry about the horrible cold weather in Winnipeg(lately). I try not to complain too much because -HEY I am an adult, I can move. But here I am, still in Winterpeg. ANYWAYS- I feel that this salad screams SPRING.

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Kale,-Quinoa-&-Sweet-Potato-Salad

Ingredients: Yields: 6 servings

  • 1 cup of cooked quinoa. (I use a blend, red & white quinoa, also put low sodium vegetable bouillon in the water)
  • 1/2 cup of cubed sweet potato
  • 3 leafs of kale
  • 1/4 cup dried cranberries
  • 1/2 t garlic powder
  • 1/2 t chilli powder
  • 1tbsp EVOO
  • Dash of lemon juice
  • Sea Salt

Directions: Preheat oven to 400f, Toss the evoo, sweet potatoes, garlic & chilli powder in a bowl and mix until all the sweet potatoes are covered. Put on a metal baking pan and cook sweet potato for 20-30min, tossing half way through. While the sweet potato is cooking, take the kale and remove the ribs from the leaves. Roll up the kale and cut into bunches, place in a strainer. Boil a cup of water and poor over the kale in the strainer. Remove the kale from the strainer and I will usually put them back in the pot(no longer on the oven), toss it with a dash of lemon juice and some sea salt, cover with the lid slightly off.

After everything is cooked, mix all ingredients in a large bowl!

Dressing:

  • 1/2 cup balsamic vinegar
  • 2T olive oil
  • 1/2 lemon, squeezed
  • 1/4 lime, squeezed
  • 1t sea salt

Directions: Mix all ingredients together until smooth.

Pour that dressing all over the salad and serve warm. It also tastes good cold, but I like it slightly warm.

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 Don’t those colours look amazing??

Tonight I came home and did the HIIT workout from the Tone it Up Beach Babe 2 DVD.  I was a pretty sweaty mess afterwards. Not too shabby for a Monday! The hubby and I like to make things pretty simple for Monday dinners, and when I say simple, we order. It is usually Vietnamese food. We have a great fresh tasting, no MSG place near us that hits the stomach just right!

OH and because it has been awhile and I she demanded I share how awesome she is, here is a little video of her sitting!!

CHEERS!

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lisa March 4, 2014 at 7:32 am

This looks soo amazing!!!!

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danielle March 4, 2014 at 10:07 am

This salad is full of my favorite flavors – it sounds great!

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Ami@naivecookcooks May 7, 2014 at 11:13 pm

Wow this salad looks so so good!!

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