Kale Blueberry Quinoa Salad

It’s blueberry season.  This makes me happy.  Love bluebz.  Do you?

Here’s some blueberries from one of my favorite places on earth, Tangerini’s farm. Even though we are in the midst of a heatwave, I loved plucking these fresh blueberries today to eat right away.blueberries

Today I whipped up a nice refreshing salad with some of my Tangerini CSA farm treasures.

First, I sliced up the leaves of about 10 freshly picked kale leaves.  Might I mention, I hand picked the kale all by myself! finely chopping

I added some feta, blueberries, quinoa and a refreshing orange balsamic dressing.salad ready to mix

I was fortunate to be contacted by Villeroy and Boch and given the adorable salad plates below to use in my blog post today.  Seriously, how cute are these plates?

Villeroy and Boch have so many cute designs!  Check ‘em out on the Villeroy and Boch site here!

Yes, of course, my Kale Blueberry Quinoa Salad looks quite lovely on these beautiful plates, right?kale blueberry

The combo of ingredients in this salad features some of the  world’s top nutritious foods: blueberries, quinoa and kale….ALL on one plate!  We enjoyed the Kale Blueberry Quinoa Salad with grilled salmon.  YUM!  {Yup, the recipe is FODMAP friendly}

Kale Blueberry Quinoa Salad (FODMAP Friendly)

Ingredients

  • 4 cups finely sliced kale leaves (about 1 bunch or 10 big leaves)
  • 1/4 cup feta cheese
  • 1 cup cooked quinoa (I used red quinoa)
  • 1 cup blueberries
  • Dressing:
  • 3 Tablespoon orange juice (fresh squeezed from 1/2 of an orange)
  • 1 teaspoon orange zest (optional)
  • 1 Tablespoon rice wine vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon balsamic vinegar
  • Sea salt and pepper to taste

Instructions

  1. Gentle fold kale,feta, quinoa, and blueberries.
  2. Whisk dressing ingredients and pour over kale mixture.
  3. Options: add some chopped nuts: 1/4 cup chopped walnuts or pecans or some chives for a bit of onion flavor if you'd like.
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Registered dietitian with over 20 years experience in the nutrition and wellness field. Digestive health expert. Runner, Writer, Mom of 3, Dog lover especially my chocolate lab, LUCY!

4 thoughts on “Kale Blueberry Quinoa Salad

  1. I just can not do the kale. I have tried over and over cooked and raw. Raw too tough and tasteless cooked to tough and bitter. Is there a way to prepare it that will improve the things I mentioned?

    1. Hi Sharon, Have you tried baby kale leaves? In the US, Olivia organic boxed salad greens have a baby kale option. Or,you can food process the leaves too so they resemble chopped parsley, you can massage the kale leaves with olive oil and this breaks down some of the toughness. BUT, you may just not like the taste and that’s okay too! If not, try spinach in this recipe as well.

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