1/2tablespoonextra virgin olive oilto massage the kale
50grams (1/2 cup)walnutsroughly chopped
For the dressing
the juice of 1/2 lemon
1 1/2tablespoonextra virgin olive oil
¼teaspoonsaltmore to taste
freshly ground pepper
1teaspoonagave nectaradjust to taste
In a strainer, rinse the quinoa well and drain. In a small saucepan, combine the quinoa with water.
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.
While the quinoa is simmering away prepare the other ingredients for the green healthy salad.
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.
Wash, cut out the ribs and thinly slice the kale leaves.
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.
Finely chop the mint leaves.
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.
Shake all ingredients until well-blended.
Put the cooled quinoa in a large bowl, add the kale, peas, mint and walnuts.
Pour the dressing over your green healthy salad just before serving.