The Utimate Kale + Quinoa Superfood Salad!

I’m sure many of you have heard of superfood salads. Quinoa and kale, and blah this and that superfood, but I promise you this one is different!

It’s not boring at all, it’s full of different flavours and textures, and it actually tastes delicious. It’s the opposite of of a boring salad, I promise!

You trust me right?

It’s so so tasty, and it honestly doesn’t feel like you’re forcing yourself eat a salad when all you wan is, eeerm, chocolate. Do you have those moments too?

Superfood Kale Quinoa Salad

Ahhh, I just love this salad.

It’s so easy to throw together, especially if you already have the cooked quinoa, and there is texture and flavour going that keeps it far away from being plain.

The puffed popcorn-like grains add such a different texture to this salad, and along with the slightly sweet and sour flavour of the goji berries, the meatiness of the black beans, the fluffy quinoa, and the plump sweetcorn, it’s just such a wholesome and filling salad.

Superfood Kale Quinoa Salad

I know, I know, it looks weird to put popcorn on a salad, and you might be thinking,

‘has she finally lost her mind?’

But it actually really works! It adds a different texture to it, a bit of an unexpected, and it just makes it even more fun. Because that’s what we’re working on here – making a salad fun!

Superfood Kale Quinoa Salad

The Utimate Kale + Quinoa Superfood Salad!
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Such an easy salad to make out of leftover quinoa. Even if you don’t have it already cooked, it’s super simple to make while you chop away your veggies and make your dressing!
Serves: 2
  • Handful cherry tomatoes
  • 1 medium carrot
  • 1 bunch of curly kale
  • 125g / 2 cups cooked quinoa
  • 20g / ¼ cup goji berries
  • 1 tin black beans, drained and rinsed
  • 45g / ½ cup sweetcorn
  • 3 tablespoons puffed wholegrain (amaranth, buckwheat, etc…)
lime vinaigrette
  • 1 lime, juiced
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 4 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1-2 tablespoons water
  • 1 tablespoon chopped coriander/cilantro
  • Salt + pepper to taste
  1. Start by chopping your tomatoes in half, grating your carrots, and shredding your kale leaves - do this by gathering the leaves, rolling them up, and chopping them lengthwise with a sharp knife. Add to a large bowl and simply add the cooked quinoa along with the goji berries, beans, and sweetcorn.
  2. Make your vinaigrette by mixing all of the ingredients together and drizzle over the salad. Toss everything together, and top with the puffed grains.
If you do eat dairy, some freshly grated pecorino works beautifully in this salad!

If you plan on taking this salad with you to work, I would recommend taking the dressing on the side so that the puffed grains don’t get soggy and sad.

The goji berries become nice and plump as they absorb some of the dressing, but if you want you can always soak them in some water beforehand as well.
Superfood Kale Quinoa Salad

This salad has been inspired by a delicious one I had in Melbourne, at Pillar of Salt. I loved it so I had it two days straight!