This delicious Honey Lime Kale and Quinoa salad is packed with kale, quinoa, edamame, apples, and pumpkin seeds with the most amazing honey lime dressing.
I love a good kale salad and this one ranks up there as one of my all time favorites all thanks to the drool worthy honey lime dressing. It would taste good on anything, seriously.
When it comes to salads, I tend to favor big, voluminous salads packed with all types of goodies. This one has tons of fresh veggies, apples and dried cranberries for some tartness and sweetness, and quinoa to add some hearty whole grains. Plus the edamame add some protein. In terms of the kale, I tend to prefer dinosaur kale to curly kale, but either would work. You could also use spinach, arugula, or Romaine if kale isn't your thing. Just don't massage it first.
Honey Lime Kale and Quinoa Salad
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- 3 tbsp lime juice
- 2 tbsp olive oil
- 1 tbsp honey (or maple syrup for vegan)
- 1 tsp Dijon mustard
- 1/4 tsp pepper
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 6 cups kale
- 1 U apple, diced
- 1 cup cooked quinoa
- 1 cup shelled edamame
- 1 cup cucumber, diced
- 1/2 cup tomatoes, diced
- 1/4 cup dried cranberries
- 1/8 cup pumpkin seeds
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Mix together the lime juice, olive oil, honey, mustard, salt, and pepper to make the dressing. Massage half the dressing into the kale. Let rest for 10 minutes to soften while you prep the other ingredients.
Toss together the kale with the remaining ingredients and dressing. Season with salt and pepper.
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
The Nutritional Values provided are estimates only and may vary based on the preparation method.
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