green healthy salad with chia seed dressing
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Green Healthy Salad with Chia Seed Dressing
Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
20 mins
Total Time:
30 mins
 
Author: As Easy As Apple Pie
Course: Salad
Servings:2

This green healthy salad is filling and tasty. 

Ingredients
  • For the salad
  • 100 grams (1 cup) uncooked quinoa
  • 200 ml (3/4 cup+1 tablespoon) water
  • 200 grams (1 1/3 cup) frozen peas
  • 60 grams (1 cup) kale center stem discarded, leaves thinly sliced
  • 10 grams (1/3 cup) fresh mint finely chopped
  • 1/2 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil to massage the kale
  • 50 grams (1/2 cup) walnuts roughly chopped
  • For the dressing
  • the juice of 1/2 lemon
  • 1 1/2 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
  • ¼ teaspoon salt more to taste
  • freshly ground pepper
  • 1 teaspoon agave nectar adjust to taste
  • 1 teaspoon chia seed
Instructions
  1. In a strainer, rinse the quinoa well and drain. In a small saucepan, combine the quinoa with water.
  2. Bring to a boil uncovered. When it starts to boil, turn the heat down to the lowest setting, cover and simmer for 20 minutes or until the water is absorbed and the quinoa is light and fluffy.
  3. While the quinoa is simmering away prepare the other ingredients for the green healthy salad.
  4. Bring a pot of water to a boil and then turn off the heat. Add the peas and leave them in the water for 5 minutes. Drain and keep aside.
  5. Wash, cut out the ribs and thinly slice the kale leaves.
  6. Put 1/2 tablespoon of extra virgin olive oil over the kale and use your hands to massage the leaves by lightly scrunching them in your hands. Release and repeat until the leaves soften and the color changes a bit.
  7. Finely chop the mint leaves.
  8. Prepare the dressing: take a small glass jar with a lid and combine the lemon juice, extra virgin olive oil, agave nectar, salt, pepper and chia seeds.
  9. Shake all ingredients until well-blended.
  10. Put the cooled quinoa in a large bowl, add the kale, peas, mint and walnuts.
  11. Pour the dressing over your green healthy salad just before serving.
  12. Enjoy!
Notes

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Nutrition Information
Amount per serving (265 g) — Calories: 476, Fat: 23.7g, Saturated Fat: 2.8g, Sodium: 91mg, Carbohydrates: 54.1g, Fiber: 10.9g, Sugar: 7.4g, Protein: 15.9g

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