Corn Kale Quinoa Salad
Delicious and healthy, Corn Kale Quinoa Salad is dense with rich nutrients to fill you up and keep you going. We’re talking protein, veggies, and greens. All the good stuff that you want to be putting in your body. And none of that bad, artificial stuff.
It’s easy to create something quick and nutritious by starting with a base of filling quinoa that’s packed with fiber. Add good veggies like Kale which is high in Vitamins A & C and corn with its concentration of essential minerals and antioxidants. This recipe calls for a dose of protein through extra-firm tofu. Dress it all up in a simple vinaigrette with your oil of choice, lemon juice, salt and pepper.
Additions To Make It Your Own
As with most salads, this one is super easy to make it your own with substitutions or additions. Use up leftovers in the fridge or simply gear it towards your particular tastes.
Some popular additions might be:
- Straight outta the garden tomatoes
- Fresh parsley or cilantro
- Diced scallions
- Minced garlic
- Grated cheese of choice
- Drained black beans
- Diced chicken or seafood
- Chopped bell pepper
- Sliced cucumber
Honestly, the list is endless of personal touches you could add to make this salad perfect for you and your family. You could even spice things up with the addition of red pepper flakes, diced jalapeno or spicy smoked paprika. Is your mouth watering yet? Get your summer veggies in gear with this flavorful and healthy salad that’s hearty enough for the main meal!
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Corn Kale Quinoa Salad Ingredients
- 1 1/2 cups water
- 1 cup red quinoa
- pinch salt
- 4 cups chopped raw kale (about 4 ounces)
- 10 ounces extra-firm tofu (or pre-baked tofu)
- 1 teaspoon tamari soy sauce
- Vegetable oil spray
- 1 cup corn, frozen or canned, drained
- 2 tablespoons flax oil, walnut oil, or canola oil
- 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- Freshly ground black pepper