Lemony Kale and Quinoa

Lemony Kale and Quinoa – A Flavor-Packed Dish

This delicious Lemony Kale and Quinoa flavor-packed dish are ready in under 30 minutes. It packs quite the heart-healthy punch with the vitamin-rich kale and lemon combined with the good fats in the quinoa, nuts, and olive oil.

Lacinato (Tuscan) kale is a bit easier to use in this recipe because of its long flat leaves, but curly kale will do if that’s what you have.

Lemony Kale and Quinoa Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cups vegetable or chicken broth
  • 1 cup uncooked quinoa (rinsed)
  • 1/2 bunch kale
  • 2 scallions
  • 1 whole lemon
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/4 cup chopped nuts (such as almonds, pecans or pine nuts)


  1. In a medium saucepan bring broth to a boil. Add quinoa. Reduce heat, cover, and simmer for 10 minutes.
  2. While quinoa is cooking remove the center stem from kale and cut into 4 big pieces.
  3. Roll the pieces and cut them into thin strips.
  4. After quinoa has cooked for 10 minutes, add the kale on top, and recover.
  5. Simmer for 5 minutes, then remove from heat and let the pan sit covered for another 5 minutes.
  6. Chop scallions and place them in a medium bowl.
  7. Zest the entire lemon and juice 1/2 of it (save the other half for another use), adding both to the bowl.
  8. Add olive oil and chopped nuts.
  9. Add kale and quinoa to a bowl, stirring until ingredients are thoroughly combined.
  10. Serve warm or chill for a few hours to enjoy as a salad.

Always use organic fruits and vegetables in your recipes.

Do you live in one of these Southern California Cities? Aguanga, Fallbrook, Hemet, Homeland, Lake Elsinore, Menifee, Murrieta, Temecula, Wildomar, or Winchester.  If you do, you can use the local organic fruits and vegetables in our harvest deliveries for these recipes.

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Audrey Humaciu is an avid "maker" that believes homemade is better. Check out her blog, That Recipe, and rediscover the simple pleasures of cooking and eating real foods that nourish your body, mind, and spirit. She'll show you how easy it can be.

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