Detox Kale Salad

“This is my go-to lunch. I call it a detox salad, because it’s packed...
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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
395
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.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
15g
21%
Sugar
16g
18%
Saturated Fat
11g
46%
Carbohydrate, by difference
60g
46%
Protein
9g
20%
Vitamin A, RAE
158µg
23%
Vitamin B-12
1µg
42%
Vitamin B-6
1mg
77%
Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid
54mg
72%
Vitamin K (phylloquinone)
1µg
1%
Calcium, Ca
141mg
14%
Choline, total
19mg
4%
Fiber, total dietary
9g
36%
Folate, total
156µg
39%
Iron, Fe
16mg
89%
Magnesium, Mg
106mg
33%
Niacin
5mg
36%
Pantothenic acid
1mg
20%
Phosphorus, P
254mg
36%
Selenium, Se
22µg
40%
Sodium, Na
426mg
28%
Water
82g
3%
Zinc, Zn
2mg
25%

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.