Summer Salad Series

Kale And Red Quinoa Salad With Spicy Sesame Dressing



  • 1 c. red quinoa
  • 1 tbsp. Toasted sesame seeds
  • 1 Garlic clove, minced
  • 1/2 c. Chopped cilantro
  • 1/4 c. red wine vinegar
  • 1/4 c. sesame oil
  • 1/4 c. extra-virgin olive oil
  • 2 tsp. honey
  • 1/2 tsp. kosher salt
  • 1/4 tsp. Freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/4 c. thinly sliced red onion
  • 1 lb. kale, chopped


  1. Cook quinoa according to package instructions. In a mixing bowl add sesame seeds, garlic, 1/4 cup cilantro, red wine vinegar, sesame oil, olive oil, honey, salt, and pepper.
  2. In a large mixing bowl toss together kale and half of dressing. Massage kale with your hands for 2 minutes. Add onion, remaining cilantro, quinoa and more dressing if desired.
  3. Garnish with sesame seeds and serve.

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