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Kale & Red Quinoa Salad with Lemon Vinaigrette

Kale & Red Quinoa Salad with Homemade Lemon Vinaigrette

  • Author: Tracey Gene
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Total Time: 25 minutes
  • Yield: 4 1x
  • Diet: Vegan


This Kale & Red Quinoa Salad with a Homemade Lemon Vinaigrette is super delicious, healthy, refreshing, and flavorful!


  • 1 cup cooked red quinoa
  • 2 bunches kale (stems removed), coarsely chopped
  • 1 cup fennel, thinly sliced
  • 1/2 cup cherry tomatoes, cut in halves
  • 2 tbsp hemp hearts
  • 1 avocado
  • 2 tbsp dill, coarsely chopped
  • 1/4 cup fresh lemon juice (about 12 lemons)
  • 1/2 cup olive oil 
  • 1/2 tsp apple cider vinegar
  • pinch of salt and pepper
  • 1 tsp shallot (minced)


  1. Cook red quinoa according to the package and set aside to cool (about 15 minutes)
  2. While quinoa is cooking, make the vinaigrette by whisking the following ingredients: lemon juice, olive oil, apple cider vinegar, minced shallot, salt, and pepper. Set aside.
  3. Clean kale, remove hard stems and rip the leaves into pieces, and place into a bowl.  Add 2 tablespoons of the vinaigrette and massage the kale to wilt the leaves.
  4. Add the remaining ingredients: chopped fennel, cherry tomatoes, cooled red quinoa to the bowl and toss together. 
  5. Top with avocado, hemp hearts, and chopped dill and serve immediately.
  • Category: Salad, Lunch
  • Cuisine: New American-Inspired

Keywords: salad, fennel, summer salad, lemon vinaigrette, red quinoa, on the go recipes, quick and easy salad, healthy salad