Warm Quinoa and Kale Salad with Lemon Basil Dressing

The title kind of says it all, but it certainly doesn’t let you know how good this tastes.  This salad is perfect if you feel like your body needs a general cleanse.  It has lots of healthy components and is really fresh.  But better than that, it has a lot of great flavor!  This, Id say, a perfect summer salad.  Make it one day and let it marinate over night and it will be even better for lunch the next day!


  • 3 leaves Kale
  • 1/2 cup quinoa
  • 1 handful basil
  • 1 green pepper (it was a sweet light green one I dont know the name of.. get that soon!) (bell would work too)
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 3 teaspoons lemon juice
  • 2 teaspoons rice vinegar
  • dash of dried garlic, salt, and pepper

How to:

  1. Begin by cooking the quinoa by the directions on the package
  2. While the quinoa is cooking, start making your dressing.
  3. Ribbon up the basil and place in a bowl, then add in all the oil, vinegar, and lemon juice.  Then your spices.  Let these marinate up while you are chopping up your veggies.
  4. Chop the kale into bite size or smaller pieces and then the pepper into small pieces.
  5. Once the quinoa is done, pour it directly onto your waiting bowl of chopped veggies.
  6. Pour dressing over the top and mix well.
  7. If you bring it to lunch the next day, pop it into the microwave to take off the chill!

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