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Quinoa and Baby Kale Salad with Cumin-Orange Dressing 8 Servings SALAD: 6 cups cooked quinoa (or cooked farro) 8 cups packed Earthbound Farm Organic Kale (sliced into thin ribbons, or chiffonade) 1 cup Earthbound Farm Organic Raisins 1 cup pine nuts (toasted) DRESSING: ¼ cup orange juice Zest of 1 large orange 2 Tbsp ground cumin ½ cup apple cider vinegar 2 cups olive oil 2 tsp salt (or to taste) ½ tsp cayenne pepper ½ tsp Freshly ground black pepper (or to taste)
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Quinoa and Baby Kale Salad with Cumin-Orange Dressing

Here's a grain + greens salad that delivers big flavor and healthy nutrition in one versatile recipe!

If you're going gluten free, quinoa is a star in this salad combo. If not, the heritage wheat farro is another delicious pick for the grain role. Either way, this salad is perfect picnic fare during the warm days of summer, and it's hearty enough to make a great to-go lunch. Enjoy!

Prep time: 15 min | Total time: 15 min | 8 Servings

Ingredients

SALAD:

6 cups

cooked quinoa (or cooked farro)

8 cups

packed Earthbound Farm Organic Kale (sliced into thin ribbons, or chiffonade)

1 cup

Earthbound Farm Organic Raisins

1 cup

pine nuts (toasted)

DRESSING:

¼ cup

orange juice

Zest of 1 large orange

2 Tbsp

ground cumin

½ cup

apple cider vinegar

2 cups

olive oil

2 tsp

salt (or to taste)

½ tsp

cayenne pepper

½ tsp

Freshly ground black pepper (or to taste)

Directions

Place the quinoa, kale, raisins and pine nuts in a large mixing bowl. Stir to combine.

In a small bowl, combine the orange juice and zest, cumin, vinegar, salt and cayenne pepper with a whisk. Slowly add the olive oil in a thin drizzle, whisking constantly until fully incorporated. Pour about 1-1/2 cups of the dressing on the salad mixture and stir well. Taste and season with salt and pepper or more dressing, if needed. Serve at room temperature.

Any remaining dressing will keep in the refrigerator, tightly covered, for up to 3 weeks.

Per serving: Calories 580, Fat 37 grams, Cholesterol 0 mg, Sodium 410 mg, Carbohydrates 57 grams, Fiber 14 grams, Sugars 12 grams, Protein 10 grams.

Percentage Daily Values per serving (based on a 2,000-calorie diet): Vitamin A 15%, Vitamin C 70%, Calcium 15%, Iron 25%.

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