Gather the ingredients. Then read the secrets found here.
Boil quinoa according to package directions. Cool it in fridge or freezer.
Prepare the vegetables. Wash and clean the kale, dice cucumber and red onion. Drain black olives and slice in half.
Mix all the ingredients for the dressing. Shake it well.
When the quinoa is cooled, mix it with all the vegetables and the dressing in a large bowl.
Amount Per Serving
Calories 411Calories from Fat 261
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 29g45%
Saturated Fat 5g25%
Polyunsaturated Fat 2g
Monounsaturated Fat 16g
Total Carbohydrates 32g11%
Dietary Fiber 4g16%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Chef Tips: Making Great Quinoa Salad
The ingredients for this recipe can be prepared in any order, but I recommend cooking the quinoa in advance, so that it has time to cool before combining everything.
The Classic Greek Salad Dressing is versatile for just about any salad. Many other Greek salad dressing recipes do not have lemon in them or basil. The difference in taste is huge, With lemon and with basil they cut down on the sour flavor the dressing might have otherwise and actually makes the flavor more balanced for a more clean and refreshing taste.