Kale Quinoa Salad

By Charlotte Carson

Not only does quinoa add bulk and taste to a salad but also it has loads of  benefits to our health.

Quinoa is grown all over the world and people are beginning to realize the health benefits.

The plant grows to 1-3m in height and produces varied colored grains once a year. Common quinoa colors are pink, black, brown, red (also called Inca Red Quinoa), white, yellow and orange. Quinoa can be consumed as a whole grain or ground and used as flour or flakes.

What are the nutrients in quinoa?

  • Moisture content – 13g
  • Energy – 368 kcal
  • Protein – 14g
  • Fat – 6g
  • Carbohydrates – 64g
  • Dietary fiber – 7g
  • Calcium – 47mg
  • Iron – 4mg
  • Magnesium – 197mg
  • Phosphorous – 457mg
  • Potassium – 563mg
  • Sodium – 5mg
  • Zinc – 3mg

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What are the vitamins found in quinoa?

  • Riboflavin
  • Thiamin
  • Vitamin B6
  • Niacin
  • Vitamin B12
  • Folate
  • Vitamin E
  • Vitamin A

What are the benefits of quinoa?

Recipe

Ingredients 
Marinated Kale
  • 8 cups kale, packed
  • 1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/4 tsp each salt and pepper
Quinoa
  • 1 cup quinoa, any colour
  • 2 cups water
Dressing