Chopped Kale Quinoa and Avocado Salad

Chopped Kale Quinoa and Avocado Salad. Packed with flavor and loaded with tons of nutrients. The perfect healthy lunch of dinner option!

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Chopped Kale Quinoa and Avocado Salad

I have been trying to eat a salad everyday for lunch. For me salads can get boring really fast so I try and keep a couple different salads in rotation. My Strawberry Spinach Salad and Thai Chicken Salad are just two of my favorites. Just like this Chopped Kale Quinoa salad they are loaded with tons of flavor, crunch and packed with nutrients.

This salad is made with chopped kale, precooked quinoa, mushrooms and avocado. I kept the salad light and fresh and only added olive oil and lemon juice to dress the salad. I like to eat this salad as is or with a drizzle of my favorite Lemon Herb Dressing.

This recipe takes less than 10 minutes to make thanks to the pre-cooked quinoa. The recipe serves one but can easily be doubled or tripled. I like to make up large batches of this salad and toss with olive oil and lemon juice just before serving.

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Ingredients

  • Kale: Full of essential vitamins and minerals. Low in calories and packs a good amount of protein.
  • Quinoa: High in protein and fiber. Loaded with tons of essential vitamins.
  • Mushrooms: Naturally low in calories and fat. Mushrooms are a wonderful source of Vitamin D.
  • Avocado: Good source of protein and healthy fats. Also loaded with fiber!

How to make Kale Quinoa and Avocado Salad

Add kale, quinoa, avocado and mushrooms to a bowl. Drizzle with extra virgin olive oil and lemon juice. Sprinkle with parsley, salt and pepper to taste. Serve immediately as is of with your favorite dressing. I love serving this salad with my Homemade Lemon Herb dressing. It is amazing!

Variations

  • Feel free to add any vegetables you have on hand. Red onions or tomatoes would be delicious in this salad.
  • Feta cheese would be great sprinkled on top.
  • Grilled chicken or salmon would be amazing served alongside this salad.

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Chopped Kale Quinoa and Avocado Salad

5 from 2 votes
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 2
Nutrient packed Kale Quinoa and Avocado Salad. Super healthy and loaded with tons of fresh flavor!

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cups chopped kale
  • 3/4 cup cooked quinoa
  • 3 tablespoons avocado diced
  • 4 tablespoons button mushrooms diced
  • 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon parsley chopped
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • Lemon Herb Dressing would be wonderful on this

Instructions

  1. Add kale, quinoa, avocado and mushrooms to a bowl.
  2. Drizzle with extra virgin olive oil and lemon juice.
  3. Sprinkle with parsley, salt and pepper to taste.
  4. Serve immediately as is of with your favorite dressing.
Nutrition Facts
Chopped Kale Quinoa and Avocado Salad
Amount Per Serving
Calories 217 Calories from Fat 108
% Daily Value*
Fat 12g18%
Saturated Fat 2g13%
Sodium 27mg1%
Potassium 573mg16%
Carbohydrates 23g8%
Fiber 4g17%
Sugar 2g2%
Protein 7g14%
Vitamin A 5054IU101%
Vitamin C 69mg84%
Calcium 87mg9%
Iron 2mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Course: Salad
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Chopped Kale Quinoa and Avocado Salad, Easy Salad Recipes, Gluten Free, Healthy, Vegetarian