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Recipe of the Month:

June 2022

Kale & Quinoa Salad

Submitted By:

Kendra Miranda, Makana Raw

Another fast but filling meal! This fresh, bright, crunchy salad is the perfect meal for these warm summer days but doesn't skimp on nutrition! With plant-based protein and loads of veggies, this refreshing dish can double as a main or a side and won't leave you feeling hungry. Customize with your favorite veg, nuts, or salty cheeses!

Prep Time:

30 minutes

Cook Time:

0 minutes

Serving Size:



  • 1 cup cooked quinoa

  • 1/2 lb de-stemmed kale, chopped

  • 2  tomatoes, chopped

  • 1 bunched parsley, chopped

  • Half a red onion, diced

  • 1 red bell pepper, chopped

  • 1 orange bell pepper, chopped

  • 2 carrots, shredded

  • Feta cheese, crumbled (optional)


  • 6 garlic cloves, pressed

  • 1/3 cup of olive oil

  • 4 tbsps of apple cider vinegar

  • Salt and pepper to taste

  • 1/4 tsp cumin powder (optional)

  • Sprinkle of cayenne powder (optional)

  1. Bring 2 cups of water (or broth) to a boil, add a generous pinch of salt and quinoa

  2. Lower quinoa to a simmer and cook covered for about 15 minutes

  3. While quinoa cooks, prepare salad ingredients and mix in a large bowl

  4. Cover salad and place in fridge

  5. When quinoa is cooked, turn off heat but leave covered for 5-10 minutes

  6. In a jar or small bowl, combine dressing ingredients (if using a jar, I like to shake all the ingredients together), set aside

  7. Add quinoa and dressing to the other salad ingredients and mix well

  8. Add salt and pepper to taste

  9. Enjoy!

This salad gets even better if left to chill and marinade overnight.

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