Monday, May 16, 2016

Quinoa Salad

I feel a little bad about this salad.  It's pretty much allllllllllll the most hipster foods in the world - quinoa, kale, no sugar.  I am making myself feel better by eating more of it because, um hi, it's incredible.  Nutritionally, the last few weeks have been a bit of a disaster, and this salad is pretty much my dream right now.  It's phenomenal, you should eat it.

 Ingredients //

1.5 cups raw quinoa (3 ish cups cooked)
4 cups raw kale
3 small sweet potatoes
1 small red onion
2 oranges
3 tablespoons maple syrup
1 tablespoon ginger
Red pepper
Salt and pepper
Olive oil

Cook the quinoa according to the directions on the package

Chop the sweet potato into small pieces and cook over medium heat for about 10 minutes, until it's edible.  Add red pepper to taste (I used about a tablespoon)

Add the maple syrup, toss to coat, then add the kale and cook for another 5 minutes

Add the saucepan stuff to the quinoa, then mix in the chopped red onion

Once you're ready to eat, make the vinaigrette - squeeze the orange juice out of the fruit, then add about 1/4 cup of olive oil, salt, pepper and fresh ginger*

*Don't add the vinaigrette until you're eating - the components keep beautifully if they're seperate

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