Kale and Quinoa Salad with Pomegranate, Apple & Feta


SourceRecipe adapted from: tangerinecanteen.com
Prep time10 minutes
Cooking time15 minutes
Total time25 minutes


This is a refreshing salad with delicious flavors!


1 cup
quinoa (dry)
1/2 cup
6 cups
kale (finely shredded)
apple (large, sliced into matchsticks)
1/2 cup
pomegranate (seeds)
1/4 cup
walnuts (roughly chopped)
1/4 cup
cheese, feta (crumbled)
1 tablespoon
garlic (minced)
1 teaspoon
Mustard, Dijon
3/4 cup
olive oil
3/4 teaspoon
salt, coarse
1/4 teaspoon
black pepper
3 teaspoons
apple cider vinegar
2 teaspoons
lemon juice (fresh)
1/4 teaspoon
Worcestershire sauce (optional)
1 teaspoon
agave nectar (or maple syrup, or honey (optional))


Bring the water and quinoa to a bowl, reduce heat to simmer, and cover. Simmer for about 15 minutes, until all the water has been absorbed. Fluff the quinoa with a fork. Remove from heat, and let sit uncovered for about 5 minutes to cool. Once cooled, toss together the quinoa, kale, apple, pomegranate seeds, and walnuts. Let sit while you make the dressing.

Mash together the garlic, mustard, sweetener (if using) salt, pepper, and Worcestershire sauce (if using). Pour over the vinegar, lemon juice and olive oil. Cover and shake to combine, or whisk together in a bowl. 

Dress the salad and adjust seasoning as desired. Sprinkle with crumbled feta and serve.