Kale And Quinoa Salad

Kale and quinoa salad is one of my favorite salads.  For those who are local to the San Francisco Bay Area, this is my version of the kale salad at Palo Alto’s Calafia Cafe.  Chef Charlie Ayers, originally from Brooklyn, New York, was the former Executive Chef for Google.  His food style got national recognition for his ability to combine simple, fresh, and often organic ingredients with an emphasis on vegetables.

Kale, considered a superfood has been extremely popular in the culinary world for several years now.  Packed with vitamins and minerals, low in calories, and high in fiber, what’s not to love?  This is a very straightforward salad, but I could live on it.  I go to Calafia often, but will also make my version when I have time.kale The key to making this salad well is using fresh, tender flavorful kale, and a homemade lemon vinaigrette.  What you get is a refreshing, healthy, and hearty salad that is delightful on its own butalso complements any main course.  I will sometimes add grilled shrimp or chicken for some additional protein, but it is wonderful any way you serve it.

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Andrea Potischman

I am a professionally trained NYC chef turned CA mom and food blogger. I post about real food, with doable ingredient lists that are family friendly.

3 thoughts on "Kale And Quinoa Salad"

  1. Avatar photo sara leslie says:

    Made this yesterday and enjoying it still today. Added a fried egg on top. Yum!

  2. Avatar photo Stephanie Chen says:

    A favorite of mine as well! And now I know how to make it at home – thank you!!!

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