Kale, Cherry, and Quinoa Salad - Slender Kitchen
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289
Calories 
44g
Carbs 
10g
Fat 
8g
Protein 
7
Weight Watchers® SmartPoints™
(7 PointsPlus®)

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Recipe

Every year around this time, I begin to eat my weight in cherries. With such a short season, I take every chance I get to add cherries to what I am eating - smoothies, yogurt, cookies, cakes, salads - you name it, I have probably tried to add cherries to it. And that doesn't even get at the amount I consume daily as a simple snack or dessert. So of course, when I was working on a new quinoa and kale salad last week, I had to add cherries. The salad itself is simple - quinoa, kale, cherries, scallions, and a simple lemon vinaigrette. Though it pains me to think about this day,  blueberries or raspberries will work when cherry season ends.

Prep Time

Kale, Cherry, and Quinoa Salad

7
Prep Time: 
Cook Time: 
Total Time: 

Ingredients

4
  • 1 cup quinoa
  • 3 cups kale
  • 1 cup cherries, pitted and chopped
  • 1/4 cup green onions, chopped
  • 3 tbsp. lemon juice
  • 2 tbsp. olive oil
  • 1 tbsp. balsamic vinegar
  • 1 tbsp. honey
  • 1 tsp. Dijon mustard
  • Salt and pepper

Nutritional Facts

Serving Size: 
1.5 cups
Amount Per Serving
Calories 289
Calories from Fat 88
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 10g
15%
Saturated Fat 1g
7%
Monounsaturated Fat 0g
0%
Polyunsaturated Fat 0g
0%
Cholesterol 0mg
0%
Sodium 56mg
2%
Total Carbohydrate 44g
15%
Dietary Fiber 5g
20%
Sugars 10g
Protein 8g

Directions

  1. Combine the quinoa and water/broth. Add a pinch of salt. Bring to a boil. Stir and cover. Reduce the heat to low and simmer for 15 minutes. Turn off heat and let rest for 5 minutes.
  2. Meanwhile prepare the remaining vegetables and make the dressing by whisking together the lemon juice, olive oil, balsamic vinegar, honey, mustard, salt, and pepper. Optional: For a softer kale, massage half of the dressing into the kale using your hands for about 3 minutes until the kale softened.
  3. Toss everything together.
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Notes

If you can't find cherries, you can substitute blueberries or raspberries.

Kale, Cherry, and Quinoa Salad
† SmartPoints™ and PointsPlus® calculated by Slender Kitchen; Not endorsed by Weight Watchers International, Inc.
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