Quinoa Kale Corn Salad

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    Kale Quinoa Corn Salad

    Are you still sticking to your New Year’s resolution of eating healthy? I never made one in the first place but I try to eat healthy most of time, especially during the weekdays. Weekends is a different story of course. Anyway so in case you are swaying away from your resolution, this salad will put you right back on track. Loaded with protein, veggies, greens and nuts this salad is not only filling but also quite delicious [that is if you like quinoa!]

    I can say this from experience that not everyone is a quinoa fan, it’s an acquired taste. I won’t still call myself a quinoa fan but I do like it and I also cook with it from time to time. Although more often that not, I end up eating it all because my hubby will not it. Not at all! So I made this salad the other day for lunch and I didn’t feel like eating anything till dinner. Told you it’s very filling and I also I think I ate way more than I intended to. I gave a slight Indian touch to the dressing by adding some spices and coriander chutney. To spice up the levels, you can also add some red chili flakes in here.

    Let’s look at the goodness this salad has!

    Kale, high is fiber and water content, also rich in Vitamin A & C. Because of it’s amazing health benefits Kale is everywhere these days, from salads to smoothies to sandwiches!

    Quinoa is packed with proteins and has a higher fiber content than most of the grains that you eat.

    and then there’s tomatoes, onions, corn and pecans – all good food!

    Most people here like to add cheese in their salad, which you can too if you want to. I hardly ever use any cheese for my salad recipes simply because I do not like cheese in my salad, weird I know but that’s just me. Feel free to alter the spice levels and adjust the dressing to your taste!

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    Quinoa Kale Corn Salad

    Serves: 4

    Quinoa, Kale & Corn Salad with Cherry Tomatoes is full of nutrients and all food that is good for you! [Vegan]
    Ingredients
    • 2 cups cooked quinoa
    • 2 cups kale, finely chopped
    • ½ cup sweet corn
    • 8-10 cherry tomatoes, halved
    • ½ red onion, sliced
    • 3-4 basil leaves, chopped
    • 10-12 pecans, toasted
    Dressing
    • 1 tablespoon olive oil
    • ½ teaspoon coriander chutney [homemade or store bought]
    • ¼ teaspoon coriander powder
    • ¼ teaspoon cumin powder
    • 1 garlic clove, minced
    • 1-2 teaspoons maple syrup [adjust to taste]
    • 1 lemon juice
    • salt, to taste
    • ground pepper, to taste
    Instructions
    1. Toast the pecans in the oven or on stove top till lightly fragrant. Set aside.
    2. Mix all the ingredients for salad in a big bowl [except pecans]
    3. Take a mason jar and all the ingredients listed under "dressing" in it. Close and shake the jar vigorously til everything is well combined.
    4. Pour the dressing over the salad. Toss to combined.
    5. Top with toasted pecans and serve immediately.

     

    28 thoughts on “Quinoa Kale Corn Salad

    1. Yum! This salad is beautiful, Manali! I’m the same way and try to eat healthy most of the time too and I am always looking for new ways to make quinoa! Love the kale, corn, tomatoes and basil in here! Sounds so fresh and delicious!

    2. This is my kind of everyday dish! Love quinoa and kale.
      I had never heard about coriander chutney before, sounds like something I would like. While reading your post, I opened a new tab and start searching for recipes. Sounds good!

      1. Thanks Azu.. from wikipedia “Chutney is a family of condiments associated with South Asian cuisine made from a highly variable mixture of spices, vegetables, or fruit.” I actually have a recipe for coriander chutney on the blog, updated with the link now!

    3. I am still eating healthfully, and this salad will keep that going! This is the most beautiful quinoa salad ever, packed with so many things that I love. Pinned!

      1. Thank you uncle! Looks like it’s available at Fab India and Nature’s Basket.

        Here is a list of other stores that I found from the net-
        1. Malik Stores Basement – Defence Colony Market
        2. JB Super Foods Pvt Ltd D-51, Opp. HDFC Bank Kamla Nagar 110007 New Delhi
        3. Bush Foods 505-506, 5th Floor DLF South Court, Saket 110017 New Delhi
        4. Boom Buying Pvt. Ltd. E – 986 C.R. Park 110019 New Delhi
        5. Spaghetti kitchen -27 & 28, City Center, Sector 29, Gurgaon

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