Detox Kale Salad

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“This is my go-to lunch. I call it a detox salad, because it’s packed...
detox kale salad

Signe Birck

“This is my go-to lunch. I call it a detox salad, because it’s packed with nutrient-rich vegetables and has protein from the quinoa. TTo save time, I stop by the Whole Foods salad bar and stock up on shredded carrots, red cabbage, and cooked quinoa. Feel free to toss in some roast chicken if you want a heartier meal.” — Anna Watson Carl, author of The Yellow Table

 

4
Servings
295
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Notes

Reprinted with permission from The Yellow Table, published in 2015 by Sterling Epicure, an imprint of Sterling Publishing Co., Inc. © Anna Watson Carl. Photography by Signe Birck.

Ingredients

  • 4 Cups chopped kale (curly, Lacinato, red, or a combination), stems removed
  • 1 Cup shredded carrots
  • 1 Cup shredded red cabbage
  • 3/4 Cups cooked quinoa, cooled
  • 1 avocado, peeled, pitted, and cubed
  • 2 Tablespoons freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 1/4 Cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • Fine sea salt, to taste
  • Freshly ground black pepper, to taste

Directions

In a large bowl, toss together the kale, carrots, cabbage, quinoa, and avocado.

In a separate bowl, pour the lemon juice. Add the olive oil in a slow, steady stream, whisking constantly. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Drizzle over the salad and toss to combine. Taste and add additional salt and pepper, or another splash of lemon if you like. Serve immediately.

Store the salad, in an airtight container in the refrigerator, up to 1 day.

Kale Salad Shopping Tip

Buy lettuce that is crisp and free of blemishes.

Kale Salad Cooking Tip

Before dressing, keep your salad chilled in the refrigerator to stay crisp.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
22g
34%
Sugar
4g
N/A
Saturated Fat
3g
16%
Protein
6g
12%
Carbs
23g
8%
Vitamin A
603µg
67%
Vitamin B6
0.4mg
21.9%
Vitamin C
100mg
100%
Vitamin E
4mg
22%
Vitamin K
503µg
100%
Calcium
134mg
13%
Fiber
8g
33%
Folate (food)
160µg
N/A
Folate equivalent (total)
160µg
40%
Iron
2mg
12%
Magnesium
76mg
19%
Monounsaturated
15g
N/A
Niacin (B3)
2mg
10%
Phosphorus
158mg
23%
Polyunsaturated
3g
N/A
Potassium
789mg
23%
Riboflavin (B2)
0.2mg
13.1%
Sodium
514mg
21%
Thiamin (B1)
0.2mg
11.9%
Zinc
1mg
8%