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Toasted Pine Nut Quinoa & Kale Salad

Toasted Pine Nut Quinoa & Kale Salad
Quinoa makes a delicious gluten free alternative to rice and pasta and it’s also higher in protein.  Enjoy this salad as a side with any animal protein such as fish, chicken or meat, or as a vegetarian option during week one and two on the Eat Yourself Healthy program. I suggest making a little extra to keep on hand in the fridge for when you are short on cooking time.

Vegetarian, Gluten Free, Sugar free, Cow’s Dairy free,  Diabetic Friendly, Detox Friendly

What you’ll need…

  •  1/12 cups cooked quinoa
  • 2 cups of kale,  finely chopped
  • 1/2 – 3/4 cup toasted pine nuts
  • 1 cup of Italian (flat leaf) parsley, finely chopped
  • ½ bunch mint leaves, finely chopped
  • 1 cup Lebanese cucumber, finely diced
  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes, halved


  • 1/2 cup extra virgin olive or macadamia oil
  • Juice of a freshly squeezed lemon and or 2 tsp apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tsp rice malt syrup
  • ½ tsp. ground cumin
  • Himalayan or Celtic sea salt and cracked pepper to taste

How to make…

To make the Quinoa, rinse under running water in a sieve, before adding to a saucepan with water and a pinch of Celtic sea or Himalayan sea salt.

Bring to the boil and then reduce to a simmer and cook until the water has been absorbed into the quinoa. The quinoa should be soft and moist, if it is not quite cooked add a little more water and cook until absorbed.

Take remaining ingredients and combine in a large mixing bowl and pour over the dressing and mix with your hands to combine.

Sally’s Tip…

Serve topped with a little crumbled goats feta or sliced avocado for extra  healthy fats. Keep left overs in the fridge, in an airtight container for up to 4 days.

NB: If your gut is especially sensitive to starch, swap the quinoa for cauliflower rice

For more health tips and delicious recipes, checkout my e-book, Eat Yourself Healthy.
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