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Kale & Red Quinoa Salad with Lemon Vinaigrette

Kale & Red Quinoa Salad with Homemade Lemon Vinaigrette

This Kale & Red Quinoa Salad with a Homemade Lemon Vinaigrette is super delicious, healthy, refreshing, and flavorful!
Course Lunch, Salad
Cuisine New American-Inspired
Keyword fennel, healthy salad, lemon vinaigrette, on-the-go recipes, quick and easy salad, red quinoa, salad, summer salad
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 4
Author Tracey Gene


  • 1 cup cooked red quinoa
  • 2 bunches kale stems removed, coarsely chopped
  • 1 cup fennel thinly sliced
  • ½ cup cherry tomatoes cut in halves
  • 2 tbsp hemp hearts
  • 1 avocado
  • 2 tbsp dill coarsely chopped
  • ¼ cup fresh lemon juice about 1-2 lemons
  • ½ cup olive oil
  • ½ tsp apple cider vinegar
  • pinch of salt and pepper
  • 1 tsp shallot minced


  • Cook red quinoa according to the package and set aside to cool (about 15 minutes)
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Add the remaining ingredients: chopped fennel, cherry tomatoes, cooled red quinoa to the bowl and toss together. 
  • Top with avocado, hemp hearts, and chopped dill and serve immediately.