Kale Cherry Quinoa Salad
Prep Time: 20 minutes
1 bunch of kale, chopped, stem removed
1 bunch of boston or bibb lettuce, chopped
2 cups of pitted cherries, halved
1 cup of brown sugar toasted pecans, (optional)
4 to 6 ounces goat cheese crumbles
1 cup of cooked quinoa
1/2 cup of Olive Oil
1/4 to 1/3 cup of balsamic vinegar
3-4 Tablespoon of Spicy Sweet Mustard or Dijon Mustard
Salt and pepper
Cook the quinoa as according to directions. Let cool.
While quinoa cools, add lettuce, kale, cheese, cherries and pecans to a large salad bowl.
Make the dressing, in a small mixing bowl or large measuring cup add olive oil, balsamic vinegar and mustard. Using a fork move side to side to blend everything together. Add salt and pepper for taste. If you want more of a kick add a little more mustard.
Add cooled quinoa to salad, mix everything in salad bowl and add dressing.
This salad is easy to change to your liking, more cherries, add another lettuce, less dressing, this is just a great base to do whatever you and your family enjoy.