This raw kale and quinoa salad is full of healthy ingredients. It offers more than a day’s worth of vitamins A, C and K and is rich in fiber, heart-healthy fats, potassium and B vitamins. The quinoa is also a complete vegetarian protein. It is filling and easy to make. The tiny grains of quinoa absorb all the dressing for maximum flavor and the avocado adds a creaminess to contrast with the crunch of the kale.

Ingredients

1 cup cooked quinoa

¼ of an avocado, cubed

One carrot, shredded

1 cup raw kale, shredded

½ cup cucumber, thinly sliced

Dressing: ½ tbsp. olive oil blended with 1 ½ tbsp. balsamic vinegar, ¼ tsp. of salt and a tiny pinch of cayenne pepper

Toss the ingredients together with the dressing and serve. The salad contains about 420 calories, with 12 g of fiber, 12 g of protein and 18 g of fat. If you have a light appetite, eat just half!

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