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Kale and Quinoa Salad with Apples and Goat Cheese

Servings: 4

AuthorSunshine UrbaniakCategoryTotal Time45 mins

INGREDIENTS

Champagne Vinaigrette
cup Champagne Vinegar
½ cup Olive Oil
1 tsp Shallot, minced
1 tsp Garlic, minced
1 tsp Dijon Mustard
1 tsp Lemon Juice
2 tsp Honey
½ tsp Salt
¼ tsp Pepper
Salad
6 cups Kale, stems removed, thinly chopped
1 cup Quinoa, cooked and cooled
1 Apple, gala, matchstick cut
1 Shallot, medium, thinly sliced rounds
½ cup Candied Pecans
¼ cup Dried Cranberries
2 oz Goat Cheese, or more if desired

DIRECTIONS

1

Make the dressing: Place all the ingredients into a shaker and mix well. Place the kale in a large bowl and top with about 1/4 cup of the dressing, mixing it in well. Set aside while you prepare the salad ingredients.

2

Top the kale with the apples, quinoa, candied pecans, dried cranberries, shallot, and rest of the dressing. Sprinkle with salt and pepper. Mix well to coat all the ingredients. You have two options with the goat cheese. You can either gently fold it into the salad, or divide the salad among plates and top each portion with the goat cheese.

Ingredients

Champagne Vinaigrette
  cup Champagne Vinegar
 ½ cup Olive Oil
 1 tsp Shallot, minced
 1 tsp Garlic, minced
 1 tsp Dijon Mustard
 1 tsp Lemon Juice
 2 tsp Honey
 ½ tsp Salt
 ¼ tsp Pepper
Salad
 6 cups Kale, stems removed, thinly chopped
 1 cup Quinoa, cooked and cooled
 1 Apple, gala, matchstick cut
 1 Shallot, medium, thinly sliced rounds
 ½ cup Candied Pecans
 ¼ cup Dried Cranberries
 2 oz Goat Cheese, or more if desired

Directions

1

Make the dressing: Place all the ingredients into a shaker and mix well. Place the kale in a large bowl and top with about 1/4 cup of the dressing, mixing it in well. Set aside while you prepare the salad ingredients.

2

Top the kale with the apples, quinoa, candied pecans, dried cranberries, shallot, and rest of the dressing. Sprinkle with salt and pepper. Mix well to coat all the ingredients. You have two options with the goat cheese. You can either gently fold it into the salad, or divide the salad among plates and top each portion with the goat cheese.

Kale and Quinoa Salad with Apples and Goat Cheese
Kale and Quinoa Salad with Apples and Goat Cheese
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