Crispy Quinoa Kale Salad with Local Apples

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SourceRecipe by Elena Palermo
Prep time20 minutes
Cooking time
Total time20 minutes


Apple season is upon us! Try out this yummy kale salad with local apples. McIntosh, Honeycrisp, and Empire varieties all work great in this salad. The crispy quinoa adds a fun, crunchy bite.


1 bunch
kale, lacinato (chopped)
1/2 cup
quinoa (cooked)
apple (sliced)
1/4 cup
walnuts (roughly chopped)
1/4 cup
almond milk (unsweetened)
1/4 cup
1 tablespoon
lemon juice
1 tablespoon
Mustard, Dijon
1 tablespoon
apple cider vinegar
1/2 teaspoon
1/4 teaspoon
black pepper


Preheat oven to 500° Fahrenheit. Spread cooked quinoa in a thin layer on a sheet pan. Place in oven and cook 5-7 minutes or until quinoa is crispy. Remove from oven and set aside to cool. To make the dressing, add all ingredients in a large mason jar and shake until well combined. Set aside. In a large salad bowl, add kale, apple slices, walnuts and crispy quinoa. Drizzle the creamy tahini dressing on top and toss to combine. Enjoy!