Cinnamon, Apple, Walnut, Kale And Quinoa Salad
 
 
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Serves: 6
Ingredients
  • ⅔ cup dry or 2 cups cooked quinoa
  • 3 large handfuls kale, stalks removed & finely chopped
  • 3 medium apples, cored and diced (use sweet variety)
  • 5 celery stalks, diced
  • 1 cup walnut halves or pieces
  • Cinnamon Dressing:
  • ¼ cup olive oil, extra virgin
  • ¼ cup apple cider vinegar
  • 2 tbsp maple syrup or honey
  • ½ lemon (the juice)
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp salt
  • ½ tsp ground black pepper
Instructions
  1. Cook dry quinoa as per package instructions. If using leftover quinoa, measure 2 cups. Add to a large mixing bowl along with kale, walnuts, apples and celery.
  2. In a small skillet, toast walnuts on low-medium heat until lightly brown, about 5 minutes. Stir frequently and watch closely not to burn. Transfer to a bowl with other ingredients.
  3. In a small bowl, whisk together Cinnamon Dressing ingredients, pour over salad and stir gently. Serve cold or warm, on its own or with chicken or turkey.
Notes
Storage Instructions: Refrigerate salad without the dressing for up to 2 days. Dressing keeps well refrigerated for a few weeks. All dressed salad stays fresh in the fridge for up to 1 day.
Recipe by fitlife.tv at http://fitlife.tv/5-salad-recipes-youll-fall-in-love-with_original/nutrition/