Quinoa White Bean and Kale Salad
 
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This Quinoa White Bean and Kale Salad is the perfect side dish for your next dinner party! Loaded with flavor, texture and nutrition!
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Recipe type: Salad/Side Dish
Serves: 7
Ingredients
  • 1 cup dry organic quinoa
  • 2 tsp organic extra virgin olive oil
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • ½ cup sliced sweet onion
  • 4 cups chopped organic kale
  • 1 can organic Great Northern Beans (rinsed and drained)
  • 3 ounces aged white cheddar cheese, shredded
  • ¼ cup grated Parmesan cheese {vegetarian, or substitute with Romano}
  • ¼ cup hazelnuts, chopped
Instructions
  1. Cook quinoa on stovetop according to package directions. Remove from heat once cooked.
  2. Meanwhile, add olive oil, minced garlic, and sliced onions to large skillet and cook over medium heat until garlic has slightly browned and onions are translucent.
  3. Add chopped kale and cook for just a few minutes until kale starts to slightly wilt, careful not to overcook, you still want the kale to have a good texture, this just helps soften it. Remove from heat and set aside.
  4. To a large serving bowl, add cooked quinoa, rinsed and drained great northern beans, white cheddar cheese, and grated Parmesan cheese, stir to combine.
  5. Add the cooked onions, garlic and kale to the quinoa mixture, toss in the chopped hazelnuts, and stir until all ingredients are well mixed. Serve immediately, while the salad is still warm.
  6. Store leftovers in refrigerator, tastes great cold, or you can reheat each time. Enjoy!
Notes
Serving quantity is based on using this recipe as a side dish.
Nutrition Information
Serving size: 1 Calories: 259 Fat: 10.7 Saturated fat: 3.9 Unsaturated fat: 3.4 Trans fat: 0 Carbohydrates: 29 Sugar: 1,5 Sodium: 341 Fiber: 5.8 Protein: 13.4 Cholesterol: 14.3
Recipe by Lemons and Basil at http://lemonsandbasil.com/quinoa-white-bean-and-kale-salad/