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Karen's Kale Salad

with citrus honey vinaigrette

1 pound kale
1 cup quinoa
4 oz shaved parmesan
1/2 cup toasted almonds or pine nuts
1/2 cup caramelized golden raisins
drench citrus honey vinaigrette
  • clean and cut kale into bite-size pieces or use bag of pre-cleaned and pre-cut kale
  • prepare quinoa according to package directions however use 1 to 1 ratio,1 cup quinoa to 1 cup water 
  • sauté golden raisins in 1 teaspoon olive oil on medium heat for 5 min and let cool
  • sauté pine nuts or sliced almonds in 1/2 teaspoon olive oil until light golden for about 5 min and let cool. Toss nuts continuously since nuts brown and burn easily
  • drench kale with desired amount of dressing and massage kale (using food service plastic gloves is recommended)
  • add quinoa and toss into salad
  • top with raisins and nuts
  • sprinkle with parmesan
  • optional: add protein such as chicken
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