Sound appetizing? Most of us like a little something naughty in our salads (yes bacon bits I am looking at you) but our bodies actually crave health food, and if you can make it taste delicious, why wouldn’t you chose all health all the way, or at least once a week.
- 1 head of kale
- 1 head of spinach
- 1 small bunch of radishes
- 2 small tangerines, peeled
- 1/4 yellow onion
- 3 cloves of garlic1 cup of quinoa
- Extra Virgin Olive Oil
- Salt and Pepper to taste
- Remove all stems, wash, rinse and chop spinach and kale.
- Peel and chop garlic
- Dice onion.
- Wash and thinly slice radishes. If you’re careful, you can use a mandolin for extra thin slices.
- Set all aside.
- Rinse the quinoa under cold water and drain. Pre-salt your quinoa.
- Bring a medium saucepan of water to a boil. Add quinoa to boiling water, reduce your heat and let simmer for 15-20 minutes.
- When all the grains have turned from white to transparent, and the spiral-like germ has separated, your quinoa is done. Drain and rinse it again. This helps remove any residual bitter flavor.
- In a small pan, over medium heat, sauté the onions in olive oil. Let them caramelize for extra flavoring. Add the garlic.
- Turn down heat, add kale and spinach. Lightly fold them in with the onion and garlic. You want your leaves a little softer, but not wilting.
- Remove all ingredients from heat and place in large salad bowl.
- Add your radishes and tangerine slices.
- Scoop ½ cup of quinoia into the bowl. Fold ingredients gently together and coat with freshly squeezed lemon.
- Drizzle with olive oil. Salt and pepper.