The other day I tested out a new lunch spot in Haddonfield, NJ – Apron. I enjoyed their healthy kale & quinoa seasonal specialty salad and was inspired to recreate it at home!
I decided to make a single serving for myself just to see how everything worked out. I started out with some gloriously fresh kale. I only used about one leaf – washed it and then cut it up into tiny bites
Next up I prepared the quinoa
I love this stuff – but cooking it always intimidates me a bit!
Luckily, this time I had success! I used less than 1/2 the water to quinoa ratio for about 10-12 minutes and it came out perfectly. I just had to keep and eye on it and stir it a lot!
While the quinoa cooked I toasted some almonds.
As everything was prepared I combined everything into a bowl and drizzled a bit of Garlic Gold vinaigrette on top. Love this stuff!
Along with a few spoonfuls of feta and a handful of craisins – this salad is now ready to go!
Seriously, isn’t she a beauty?
It’s just amazing how something so simple could turn into something so tasty!
I had a few glorious bites of this salad and then put it back in the refrigerator to chill. It was even better, which I didn’t think was possible!
This salad is one of the best things I have made in a while!
I already know it’s going to be a summer favorite in my world!
Do you have a favorite summer salad?