© 2009 Green Kitchen Stories Quinoa salad

Black Quinoa & Kale Salad

So, a couple of days ago we wrote about our box of organic treats. We tried a salad recipe that came along but switched the fried leek for sprouts, since we both fancy sprouts.
The thing that makes this salad dance is the mustard and lemon dressing that you mix into the quinoa. It tastes really amazing, a bit like christmas but the lemon makes it so fresh, and we had to make it over and over again, because we couldn’t stop eating it. Really.
So try this. As a christmas recipe or right away!
Black Quinoa & Kale Salad
Serves 4

1 1/2 cup black quinoa (cooked)


4 tbsp olive oil
½ organic lemon (peal and juice)
2 tbsp hot english mustard
salt and pepper

4 big leafs of Kale (Borecole)
2 red apples
1 handful sprouts
100 g goat feta cheese

Cook the quinoa. Mix the ingredients for the dressing in a high glass or a small bowl. Let the quinoa cool of for a while and add the dressing.
Rinse the kale and chop it. Cut the apples in small cubes. Mix all the ingredients with the quinoa and top it with the goat cheese.

Photos by: Johanna Frenkel



  1. Posted 29 Nov ’09 at 13:59 | #

    Everything dynamic and very positively! :)
    Have a nice day BernieR

  2. Milja Laurila
    Posted 30 Nov ’09 at 09:51 | #

    hej! jag gillar er sida jättemycket. härliga recept som känns bra på alla sätt att göra, och vackra foton! Jag undrar om ni har några recept på vegetarisk julmat? jag längtar efter en vegetarisk “söndagsstek” eller annat gott man kan bjuda slekten på. stor kram och allt gott till er / milja

    • Posted 2 Dec ’09 at 23:03 | #

      Thanks BernieR, and have a nice day to you too!

      Milja, this Kale & Quinoa salad works perfect on the vegetarian christmas table, try also our red cabbage salad. We will definitely publish some more vegetarian christmas recipes soon. A vegetarian steak might be a bit difficult, I would consider a warm saffron couscous salad, a veggie loaf, a vegetable pie or a winter risotto. But keep coming back and we’ll have some more christmas recipes for you.
      Thanks for reading!

  3. Posted 3 Jan ’10 at 18:08 | #

    A batch of this is sitting in my fridge right now and calling my name. It is so good I’m craving it all the time. Thank you so much for publishing this recipe!

  4. Jenna
    Posted 21 Dec ’10 at 18:05 | #

    We made this last night…amazing! It is so hearty and perfectly balanced. My new favorite salad!

  5. Posted 2 Jan ’11 at 15:51 | #

    so nice!

  6. Posted 2 Mar ’12 at 01:32 | #

    I saw this recipe on Pinterest and made it last night. It is INCREDIBLE!!!!! I left out the feta and sprouts and pretty much quadrupled the rest of the recipe because I knew I’d want leftovers. I can’t get enough of the mustard-kale-quinoa-apple combo. Thank you!

  7. Posted 27 Jun ’12 at 15:28 | #

    Hello there, I just found your site through pinterest. Very excited to try the black quinoa & kale salad along with the green pea soup.

    I am a true Foodie and have been blogging my adventures: http://www.hometownslop.blogspot.com

    thanks for sharing,

    Jeff David

  8. casey
    Posted 18 Dec ’12 at 23:57 | #

    Hi guys, in this recipe when you list sprouts…what kind of sprouts do you mean? This recipe sounds perfect for Christmas in Australia so I want to try and make it next week :) Thanks

    • Posted 19 Dec ’12 at 00:18 | #

      Hi Casey,
      Alfalfa or mung bean sprouts are great in this salad.
      Merry Christmas <3

  9. Posted 19 Dec ’12 at 20:35 | #

    Hej Luise, David and Elsa!

    Your site is so so lovely, inspiring and always amazing. Today I took this recipe to create a similar, yet different salad. Here’s the result: http://www.flickr.com/photos/fckyhstuttgart/8288962456/in/photostream

    I wish all of you a quiet and relaxing christmas with tons of great food!

    All the best form Germany


  10. Jo-Anne
    Posted 6 Oct ’13 at 23:58 | #

    Is it “1 1/2 cups of pre-cooked quinoa” or “1 1/2 cups of (dry) quinoa, cooked”?

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