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Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cups - dry quinoa , cooked according to package directions
  • 1/2 cups - frozen edamame, cooked according to package directions
  • 1/2 bunches - curly kale (about 4 to 5 cups), thick ribs removed, torn into bite-size pieces
  • 1/2 cups - fresh blueberries
  • 1/2 cups - red grapes, halved
  • 1/2 cups - dried cherries or cranberries, chopped, if necessary
  • 1/3 cups - feta, goat, or parmesan cheese, crumbled or shredded
  • 1/4 cups - unsalted sunflower seeds
  • 1/4 cups - unsalted walnuts, chopped
  • 1/4 cups - orange juice
  • 2 tablespoons - olive oil
  • 1 cloves - garlic, finely minced or pressed
  • 1 teaspoons - granulated sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoons - salt, or to taste
  • 1/4 teaspoons - pepper, to taste
  • 1 tablespoons - (heaping) Greek yogurt or sour cream, no-fat preferred
  • Directions:

    Cook quinoa according to package directions, likely cooking with 1 cup water to the 1/2 cup dry quinoa. Transfer about half of the cooked quinoa to a very large bowl. I don’t use all the quinoa for the salad and save the rest for another use. I find it too difficult to cook less than 1/2 cup dry quinoa.

    Cook edamame according to package directions. Drain and add to the bowl.

    To the bowl, add the kale, blueberries, grapes, dried cherries, cheese, sunflower seeds, walnuts, and stir to combine; set aside.

    To a glass mason jar with a lid (or similar jar with a lid), add the orange juice, olive oil, garlic, salt, pepper, seal with lid, and shake vigorously to combine; about 1 to 2 minutes.

    Add the Greek yogurt and shake until creamy and incorporated, about 1 minute. Taste and check for seasoning balance, adding more salt, pepper, etc. as necessary. I prefer this dressing to be on the saltier side because it’s going to be coating a large bowl of unseasoned kale, vegetables, and quinoa and you need it to read salty out of the jar to properly flavor the salad.

    Add desired amount of dressing to salad, toss well to combine, and serve immediately. Extra dressing will keep airtight in the fridge for up to 1 week; shake vigorously before using.

    Brief Description

    Full of superfoods, this healthy salad is full of deliciousness.

    Main Ingredient:

    quinoa

    Category:  Beverages

    Cuisine:  American

    Prep Time: 20 min
    Cook Time: 15 min

    Source

    https://www.averiecooks.com/twelve-superfoods-salad/

    Posted By:

    MarySue

    Posted On:

    May 10, 2020

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