Citrus Kale Quinoa Salad

Are you still sticking to  your New Year’s Resolutions of healthy eating?  If you’ve made it this far you definitely deserve a high-five or major hug!  Go you!  If you fell off the bandwagon a feel weeks ago, I feel ya!

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I made this amazing kale salad this past weekend when I was craving some major greens. I’m sure this craving was merely out of guilt after indulging in one too many Peanut Butter Cookies.  Ugh! I can’t contain myself when these are in the house.  So so so good.

citrus kale quinoa salad

This citrus salad definitely fulfilled my citrus and green needs though.  I love a salad that is full of texture.  I added the quinoa to make this a lunch that will keep me going all afternoon.  It definitely did the trick.

I found this amazing lacinato kale at whole foods and knew I had to have some.  It was the most gorgeous green and soo full of life.  It seriously was the best kale I’ve ever tasted. I’m not a huge kale fan either.   It paired perfectly with this citrus dressing.

kale quinoa salad

If you fell off the bandwagon hop back on with this yummy and super healthy salad!  It is sure to get you inspired and back on track.

Citrus Kale Quinoa Salad

  • Prep Time: 10m
  • Total Time: 10m
  • Serves: 2



  • 4 cups kales, cleaned and chopped
  • 1/2 orange, peeled and sliced
  • 1/2 grapefruit, peeled and sliced
  • 1/4 cup pecans or almonds, chopped
  • 1 cup quinoa, cooked


  • 1/4 cup olive oil or grapeseed oil
  • 2 tablespoons red wine vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon orange juice
  • 1/2 tablespoon honey
  • 1 pinch salt and pepper


  1. Place Dressing ingredients in a small bowl and whisk together.
  2. Add salad ingredients to a large bowl.
  3. Pour 1/2 of the dressing into the salad bowl and stir until all ingredients are evenly coated with dressing.
  4. Add more dressing if desired.
  5. Serve. Store left overs in airtight container for up to 2 days.
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