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Kale, Quinoa & Apricot Salad

Kale Quinoa Salad With Apricots | YummyAddiction.com

Today was a big day. I’ve tried KALE for the first time in my life! It’s obvious that I am jumping on the kale bandwagon pretty late. Too late. But hey, it’s better later than never. Right?

You see, kale is not so popular in my country and it’s really hard to get it. I saw this kale craze going on all over the internet and I wanted to try it so badly! After a long search I was able to find a farmer who is growing this nutritional powerhouse. Hooray!

Kale Quinoa Salad With Fresh Apricots | YummyAddiction.com

I’ve started thinking about things to do with kale even before I actually had it. The first one on my to-do list was this gorgeous kale quinoa salad. The combination of ingredients is perfect: kale, walnuts, feta, quinoa, avocado, apricots. Yummy!

I am really happy that my first experience with kale went well. This salad is pure goodness! Oh and I loved the taste of kale as well. I know that some people don’t find it tasty but it’s not the case with me I guess!

Kale, Quinoa & Apricot Salad | YummyAddiction.com

If you are not a huge fan of kale I would still recommend to try this one. First of all, it’s super healthy. Moreover, the combination of feta, avocado and apricots nicely balances kale’s bitterness. Who knows, maybe you will change your mind and fall in love with this healthy superfood after tasting this refreshing salad!

Give it a try!

Kale Quinoa Salad With Apricots
Prep Time
25 mins
Total Time
25 mins
 
Servings: 2
Author: Yummy Addiction
Ingredients
For The Salad:
  • 3 cups chopped kale , stems removed
  • 1 cup cooked quinoa , chilled
  • 1/3 cup crumbled feta cheese
  • 1/3 cup chopped walnuts
  • 1 avocado , peeled, pitted, and cubed
  • 1 1/2 cups diced fresh apricots , approx 4-5 apricots, depending on the size
For The Dressing:
  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons fresh basil leaves , finely chopped
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
  • 1/4 teaspoon lime zest
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • salt and freshly ground black pepper , to taste
Instructions
  1. In a small jar with a lid, combine the olive oil, basil, lime juice, lime zest, and honey. Cover and shake until mixed well. Taste for seasoning and add salt and pepper as needed.
  2. Gently toss all ingredients together in a large bowl. Toss with the dressing and serve.

 

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2 Comments

  • Reply
    Crystal | Apples & Sparkle
    July 30, 2014 at 6:45 am

    This salad looks like pure deliciousness! I especially love the addition of apricot, but everything sounds great together. : ) Pinned!

    • Reply
      Jovita
      July 30, 2014 at 7:45 am

      You’re so sweet, Crystal! I’m happy you like this. Thanks a lot for the pin! 😉

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