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Bowl of chopped kale with quinoa, chickpeas and chopped veggies on it with dressing pour over it with wooden serving spoons in it.

Kale Quinoa Salad – With Lemon Dressing

  • Author: Amy Estes
  • Total Time: 15 minutes
  • Yield: 6 servings 1x
  • Diet: Gluten Free


Kale quinoa salad is loaded with fresh veggies, quinoa, and chickpeas tossed with an amazing lemon dressing! Gluten-free and vegetarian.


  • 6 cups of chopped kale
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil – for massaging the kale
  • 1 cup cooked quinoa – cooled
  • 1 cup canned chickpeas – drained and rinsed
  • 1/3 cup diced red onion
  • 1/3 cup diced cucumber
  • 1/3 cup pepitas
  • 1/3 cup golden raisins
  • 1/3 cup crumbled feta cheese
  • 1/8 cup fresh chopped dill
  • 1/8 cup fresh chopped parsley
  • Kale salad dressing


  1. Prepare the kale – rinse the kale really well under cold water then place it onto a clean towel to dry it, you can also use a salad spinner to do this. Then use a sharp kitchen knife to chop the kale and place it into a large bowl.  Drizzle it with some olive oil and sprinkle it with a pinch of salt.  Use your hands to massage and crunch the kale for 1-2 minutes to tenderize it.  Then let it sit for 10 minutes before you assemble the salad.
  2. Assemble the salad – Add the rest of the salad ingredients, except the dressing to the bowl with the kale.
  3. Dress and serve. Mix up the kale salad dressing and pour it all over the salad.  Toss everything together and serve.


  • Make sure to properly prepare your kale by rinsing it well, drying it on a clean towel or in a salad spinner then drizzle it with oil and a sprinkle of salt, and massage it with your fingers for a few minutes.  Then let it rest for about 10 minutes before you assemble the salad.
  • You can store this salad in an airtight container and keep it in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.
  • This salad was adapted from Recipe Tin Eats
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Category: Quick and easy salads
  • Method: Assembled
  • Cuisine: Mediterranean

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