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My Favorite Kale Salad // Peace. Love. Quinoa

my favorite kale salad – peace. love. quinoa

Apr 23

as i mentioned in a previous post, i am OBSESSED with kale but this wasn’t always the case. kale is of course, an acquired taste and it took me some time to get in to it. i found out that once you’re in to it, you become obsessed… which is what happened to me.

on a weekly basis, i enjoy a hearty kale salad at Whole Foods salad bar, but this past week i’ve been making my kale salads at home. in fact, i’ve made this same salad 3 times within the last week! (that’s how good it is!)
here is what else you need to know: i have served this salad to people who thought they’d never eat kale and they ended up loving it. *smiles*


Favorite Kale Salad

Author: Crista


What you need:

  • 5-6 cups of kale, chopped, stems removed
  • ½ cup broccoli, chopped
  • ½ red pepper, chopped
  • 1 cup strawberries, chopped
  • ½ cup purple cabbage, chopped
  • 8-10 kumquats, chopped
  • 2 small carrots, chopped

What you need for the dressing:

  • ¼ cup red wine vinegar
  • ¼ cup canola oil
  • 2 tbsp. tahini
  • 2 tbsp. raw turbinado sugar
  • juice squeezed from ½ an orange


  1. Toss all of the fruits and veggies together in a large bowl.
  2. Whisk together all of the ingredients for the dressing and pour over the salad.
  3. Toss and let chill for 20-30 minutes prior to serving.


A kale salad tastes best when the dressing has a chance to marinade the leaves – which is why I recommend you serve this salad approximately 30 minutes after preparing.


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