This salad is next level green goodness!
We added QUINOA to our favorite Shaved Brussels Sprout and Kale Salad and it is crazy good!
It was already a REALLY GOOD Salad– savory, tangy, crunchy and addictively delicious.
Shown above, it is one of our go-to salads — perfect with just about any meal from pizza to holiday entertaining… But with the addition of quinoa it is that much heartier and satisfying, especially on chillier days.
And it couldn’t be easier to make!
It’s just 6 main ingredients — kale (I’ve made with both Lacinato, also known as Tuscan Kale, and with curly kale), shaved Brussels sprouts (you can purchase them shaved or slice thinly yourself), a touch of pecorino cheese (could opt for a dairy free version), sliced almonds, tart dried cherries (optional but recommended!) and quinoa, all tossed in an amazing and tangy Lemony Dijon Dressing.
Because the kale is sliced thin and mixed with the tangy dressing, it’s not bitter at all.
And because the kale is thin and the brussels shaved, people love even they’re not a kale or brussels sprouts person.
And we love this dressing! It is bright and fresh and light!
It’s made with lots of fresh lemon juice, Dijon Mustard, minced shallots, fresh garlic, salt pepper and EVOO (extra virgin olive oil).
Together this is such a great salad!
It’s a delicious alternative to romaine and other greens, whether you’re looking to switch it up or just want something a little heartier….We LOVE this salad in the colder months because it is so hearty and satisfying.
And it works equally well on its own, topped with a protein of choice or as a simple side with anything from pizza to a grilled protein.
Hope you love it as much as we do!
Scroll down for recipe and leave a comment if you try.