Foodie Friday ~ Kale & Quinoa Salad


2 cups water

1 cup quinoa

10 leaves kale, cut into small pieces

3 tablespoons olive oil

2 tablespoons lemon juice

1 teaspoon Dijon mustard

1 large garlic clove, minced

1 teaspoon fresh cracked black pepper

1/2 teaspoon ground sea salt

1 cup pecans

1 cup currants

3/4 cup crumbled feta cheese


Bring water to a boil in a saucepan. Stir quinoa into the boiling water, reduce heat to medium-low, place cover on the saucepan, and cook until water absorbs into the quinoa, about 12 minutes. Remove saucepan from heat and let rest covered for 5 minutes. Remove cover and allow quinoa to cool completely.

Put kale in a large mixing bowl.

Whisk olive oil, lemon juice, Dijon mustard, garlic, pepper, and salt together in a bowl until oil emulsifies into the mixture; drizzle over kale. Add cooled quinoa, pecans, currants, and feta cheese to the dressed kale and toss to incorporate.