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Red Quinoa, Kale, Blood Orange and Pom Salad With Meyer Lemon Vinaigrette

 
This recipe belongs to the top 10% of the healthiest recipes.healthy
This recipe is vegetarian.vegetarian
This recipe can be made gluten free by choosing gluten-free versions of basic ingredients commonly found in supermarkets or online.gluten-free
This recipe can be made completely dairy-free.dairy-free
 
One serving costs about $1.78

$1.78 per serving

1 people like this recipe

1 likes

This recipe is ready in 45 minutes

Ready in 45 minutes

4 vegetarian,gluten-free,dairy-free,healthy,gluten free,dairy free,lacto ovo vegetarian side dish,lunch,main course,salad,main dish,dinner
spoonacular Score:91%

Spoonacular Score: 91%

 

If you want to add more gluten free, dairy free, and lacto ovo vegetarian recipes to your recipe box, Red Quinoa, Kale, Blood Orange and Pom Salad With Meyer Lemon Vinaigrette might be a recipe you should try. This main course has 474 calories, 13g of protein, and 22g of fat per serving. This recipe serves 4. For $1.78 per serving, this recipe covers 29% of your daily requirements of vitamins and minerals. Head to the store and pick up apple cider vinegar, kale, blood orange juice, and a few other things to make it today. 1 person were glad they tried this recipe. It is brought to you by Foodista. From preparation to the plate, this recipe takes approximately approximately 45 minutes. With a spoonacular score of 90%, this dish is super. Similar recipes are Kale Salad With Blood Orange And Meyer Lemon, Chopped Kale Salad with Meyer Lemon Vinaigrette (with an easy Meyer lemon substitute), and Kale Salad with Meyer Lemon Vinaigrette.

Chardonnay, Gruener Veltliner, and Sauvignon Blanc are my top picks for Salad. Sauvignon Blanc and Gruner Veltliner both have herby notes that complement salads with enough acid to match tart vinaigrettes, while a Chardonnay can be a good pick for creamy salad dressings. One wine you could try is Raymond Reserve Selection Chardonnay. It has 4.4 out of 5 stars and a bottle costs about 18 dollars.

Raymond Reserve Selection Chardonnay

The Napa Valley Reserve Chardonnay opens with toasty aromas of vanilla bean, baked pears and a hint of cantaloupe. In the mouth, it offers a medley of harmonious flavors, orange zest, caramel, golden delicious apples, jasmine and lemon. This wine is beautifully balanced with crisp acidity and an elegant lingering finish.

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Ingredients

Servings:
2 cups
2 cups water
water
1
1  lemon (juice)
lemon (juice)
some
some salt
salt
1 cup
1 cup red quinoa
red quinoa
1 Tbsp
1 Tbsp olive oil
olive oil
2
2  shallots
shallots
1 bunch
1 bunch black kale
black kale
1 Tbsp
1 Tbsp apple cider vinegar
apple cider vinegar
2
2  lemon zest
lemon zest
3 inches
3 inches blood oranges
blood oranges
1 pkg
1 pkg pomegranate seeds
pomegranate seeds
15 oz
15 oz canned garbanzo beans
canned garbanzo beans
2
2  lemon (juice)
lemon (juice)
2 Tbsps
2 Tbsps honey
honey
0.25 cups
0.25 cups olive oil
olive oil
2 Tbsps
2 Tbsps meyer lemon juice
meyer lemon juice
2 Tbsps
2 Tbsps blood orange juice
blood orange juice
4 Tbsps
4 Tbsps apple cider vinegar
apple cider vinegar
2 Tbsps
2 Tbsps vegetable stock
vegetable stock
some
some salt and pepper
salt and pepper
2 cups water
2 cups
water
1  lemon (juice)
1
lemon (juice)
some salt
some
salt
1 cup red quinoa
1 cup
red quinoa
1 Tbsp olive oil
1 Tbsp
olive oil
2  shallots
2
shallots
1 bunch black kale
1 bunch
black kale
1 Tbsp apple cider vinegar
1 Tbsp
apple cider vinegar
2  lemon zest
2
lemon zest
3 inches blood oranges
3 inches
blood oranges
1 pkg pomegranate seeds
1 pkg
pomegranate seeds
15 oz canned garbanzo beans
15 oz
canned garbanzo beans
2  lemon (juice)
2
lemon (juice)
2 Tbsps honey
2 Tbsps
honey
0.25 cups olive oil
0.25 cups
olive oil
2 Tbsps meyer lemon juice
2 Tbsps
meyer lemon juice
2 Tbsps blood orange juice
2 Tbsps
blood orange juice
4 Tbsps apple cider vinegar
4 Tbsps
apple cider vinegar
2 Tbsps vegetable stock
2 Tbsps
vegetable stock
some salt and pepper
some
salt and pepper

Equipment

whisk
whisk
bowl
bowl
frying pan
frying pan
whisk
whisk
bowl
bowl
frying pan
frying pan


Instructions

Bring 2 cups of water to a boil. Add zest and juice of 1 meyer lemon and salt and stir into water. Add quinoa and cook according to package directions. Wash kale and let dry. Pull the leaves off of the tough center stem and slice into small ribbons. Meanwhile, in a large skilled heat olive oil and add shallots. Saut for about 3 minutes until just softened. Add kale and stir just long enough for the kale to wilt, about 1 minute. Add vinegar and lemon zest, stir and cook for 1 minute longer. Remove pan from the heat. Add orange slices, pomegranate seeds, garbanzo beans and cooked quinoa. In a large bowl, whisk together lemon zest, honey, olive oil, lemon juice, orange juice, vinegar, stock, salt and pepper. Toss with salad (there may be some extra vinaigrette).

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Price Breakdown

Cost per Serving: $1.78
Ingredient
1 lemon (juice)
1 cup red quinoa
1 tablespoon olive oil
2 shallots
1 bunch black kale
1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
2 lemon zest
3 inches blood oranges
1 package pomegranate seeds
15 ounces canned garbanzo beans
2 lemon (juice)
2 tablespoons honey
¼ cups olive oil
2 tablespoons meyer lemon juice
2 tablespoons blood orange juice
4 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
2 tablespoons vegetable stock
Price
$0.20
$1.52
$0.17
$0.28
$0.57
$0.06
$1.00
$0.03
$0.01
$0.87
$0.41
$0.51
$0.64
$0.36
$0.18
$0.22
$0.10
$7.13

Tips

Health Tips

  • Some bouillon/stock products contain gluten, some don't. If you are following a gluten-free diet, always read product labels carefully.

  • Many people proclaim the health benefits of honey, saying it possesses antibacterial, antiviral, anti-inflammatory, and antioxidant properties. Although the extent of its health benefits in humans remains unclear, studies have indeed confirmed that honey can help with cold symptoms and even heal wounds and prevent infections. If you're looking to reap the potential health benefits, dark raw honey is likely the best option.

  • Although the body needs salt to survive, most of us get too much. The problem with consuming too much salt (what chemists call "sodium chloride") is actually the sodium part, which is why people concerned about high blood pressure go on low-sodium diets. If you are trying to reduce salt in your diet, you can try salt substitutes like potassium chloride or try to make do with less salt by using more black pepper, herbs, and spices.

  • Quinoa is super healthy. Read more about its health benefits here.

  • get more health tips

Cooking Tips

  • One popular method for deseeding a pomegranate is to do most of the work under water. Cut the crown off the pomegranate and make slices along the outside of the pomegranate, being careful not to cut too deep. Soak the pomegranate in a bowl of water until you can easily break the pomegranate apart where you made the slices. With the pomegranate still in the bowl of water, carefully release the seeds from the pomegranate membranes. The seeds will sink so you can easily remove the floating pieces. Then drain the seeds with a fine-meshed collander and enjoy!

  • If you're using olive oil to cook at high temperatures, make sure that the olive oil you're using has a high smoke point because heating an oil past its smoke point can ruin the flavor and even release harmful compounds into your dish. Many people recommend saving extra-virgin olive oil for cold dishes or for adding the finishing touch to a warm dish. You could also use canola oil, coconut oil, or another good high-temperature oil to be on the safe side.

  • Rumor has it you can freeze whole lemons and grate them while still frozen whenever you want to pump up the lemon flavor in a dish. Next time you have some lemons not getting used, give it a try (and let us know how it goes).

  • If you've never made quinoa before, be sure to rinse it well before you prepare it. The easiest way is to put it in a fine-mesh strainer and run water over it from the sink. Skipping this step could result in bitter, even soapy tasting quinoa because quinoa's natural coating tastes pretty bad. Quinoa sold in supermarkets is often pre-rinsed, but its better to be safe than sorry, right?

  • get more cooking tips

Green Tips

  • Since pesticide residue is most likely to be stored in the skin/rind, it might be advisable to buy organic lemons if you're using them for zest.

  • Buying local honey from beekeepers in your area not only supports your community but helps those beekeepers protect bees! LocalHarvest can help you locate some tasty honey produced near you.

Disclaimer

Nutritional Information

Quickview
474 Calories
13g Protein
22g Total Fat
59g Carbs
99% Health Score
Limit These
Calories
474
24%

Fat
22g
34%

  Saturated Fat
2g
18%

Carbohydrates
59g
20%

  Sugar
11g
13%

Cholesterol
0.0mg
0%

Sodium
446mg
19%

Get Enough Of These
Protein
13g
26%

Vitamin K
239µg
228%

Manganese
2mg
102%

Vitamin C
60mg
74%

Vitamin A
3309IU
66%

Copper
0.95mg
47%

Vitamin B6
0.87mg
43%

Fiber
8g
34%

Magnesium
136mg
34%

Phosphorus
323mg
32%

Folate
128µg
32%

Vitamin E
3mg
24%

Iron
4mg
23%

Potassium
669mg
19%

Vitamin B1
0.25mg
17%

Zinc
2mg
16%

Calcium
124mg
12%

Vitamin B2
0.21mg
12%

Selenium
6µg
9%

Vitamin B5
0.79mg
8%

Vitamin B3
1mg
6%

covered percent of daily need

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