A hearty vegan salad with quinoa, kale, and cranberries.
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Kale and Cranberry Quinoa Salad with Walnuts and Apple Sage Salad Dressing

Packed with flavor and texture, this Kale & Cranberry Quinoa Salad will knock your socks off! Quinoa is elevated to the next level when it's mixed with cranberries, walnuts, kale and - drumroll please - apple sage dressing made with real apple cider.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Total Time40 mins
Course: Salad
Cuisine: Vegan
Author: Karissa

Ingredients

  • 1 cup dry quinoa
  • 2 cups kale - chopped or torn into bite size pieces
  • 2 teaspoons vegetable stock
  • pinch of salt
  • 2/3 cup dried cranberries
  • 2/3 cup walnuts
  • 1/2 cup Apple Sage Dressing - or to preference

Instructions

  • Prepare the quinoa according to the package instructions.
  • To make the kale, add it into a pan with the vegetable stock and sprinkle with salt. On medium heat, sauté the kale for about 5 minutes.
  • In a large bowl, mix together the cooked quinoa, sautéed kale, dried cranberries, and walnuts.
  • Stir in desired amount of dressing.

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Notes

This salad is delicious both cold and warm. I prefer it cold, so I stick the quinoa in the fridge after it's cooked to cool it off before mixing with the other ingredients. Yum!