Quinoa Kale Salad

  • Author: Misty Krug
  • Prep Time: 20 Minutes
  • Total Time: 20 Minutes


This Quinoa & Kale Salad is a wonderful main or side dish. It has a couple great plant-based protein sources in it.



  • 1 cup uncooked quinoa
  • 1 15-oz can kidney beans, drained and rinsed
  • 3 cups kale, finely chopped, stems removed
  • 1 bell pepper, chopped (I used red)
  • 1/2 red onion, chopped
  • 1 jalapeno, chopped (keep seeds to add spice)
  • 1/2 cup cilantro, chopped
  • Fresh lime juice, 3-4 limes (I used 4)
  • 1/3 cup avocado or extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon of pink salt


  1. Cook quinoa according to package. Set aside and allow to cool.
  2. Once completely cooled, combine all the ingredients in a large mixing/salad bowl and toss.
  3. Enjoy!!!


If you want it chilled, just place in the fridge until ready to serve.

  • Category: Salad
  • Cuisine: Mediterranean (Real Food, Gluten-Free, Dairy Free, Vegetarian, Vegan)