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Orange, Avocado, and Kale Quinoa Salad

This healthy and delicious salad is refreshing and bursting with flavor. It is great served as a main dish or side dish.

Recipe from Two Peas & Their Pod

Ingredients
  

For the Dressing:

  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons fresh orange juice
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 2 teaspoons honey
  • Salt and pepper to taste

For the Salad:

  • 1 bunch lacinato kale ribs removed and finely chopped
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • 2 teaspoons lemon juice
  • Pinch of Kosher salt
  • 2 cups cooked quinoa
  • 1 large orange peeled and chopped
  • 1 large Cara Cara orange peeled and chopped
  • 1 large avocado pitted, peeled, and chopped
  • 2 tablespoons fresh mint chopped
  • 1/3 cup shelled pistachios
  • 1/4 cup crumbled feta cheese

Instructions
 

  • In a small bowl or jar, whisk together the olive oil, orange juice, lemon juice, honey, salt, and pepper. Set aside.
  • In a large bowl, combine the kale, olive oil, lemon juice, and salt.┬áMassage the kale with your hands until the kale softens, about 2 minutes.
  • Add the cooked quinoa, oranges, avocado, mint, pistachios, and feta cheese. Gently toss. Drizzle citrus dressing over the salad and gently toss again. Serve.
  • Note-blood oranges or clementines are also good in this salad. You could even throw in some grapefruit. This salad is best the day it is made.