You’ll find this super-food, super-yum, detoxifying recipe featuring in the LLN 8 Week Program.

Dietary Notes:

This recipe is gluten free, dairy free, egg free and soy free
To make this recipe low FODMAP  see recipe notes below.

Kale, Quinoa & Almond Salad

You'll find this super-food, super-yum, detoxifying recipe featuring in the 8 Week Program.
Keyword Dairy Free, Egg Free, Gluten Free, Grain Free, Low FODMAP, No Added Sugar, Preservative Free, Soy Free, Vegan, Vegetarian
Prep Time 10 minutes

Ingredients

  • 2 cups kale, finely shredded (stalks removed)
  • Extra virgin olive oil
  • Juice of 1/2 lemon
  • 1 cup cooked quinoa, cooled
  • 1/2 avocado, diced
  • 2 tbsp fresh parsley
  • 1-2 spring onions, finely sliced
  • 1 small handful dry roasted almonds, chopped
  • Sea salt and black pepper

Instructions

  • In a large mixing bowl massage kale with a generous amount of olive oil and lemon juice really well for several minutes and allow to stand for a further 5 minutes (this helps to tenderise the kale). 
  • Add quinoa, avocado, parsley, spring onion, salt and pepper and combine well. Add extra lemon juice to taste. 
  • Add dry roasted almonds just before serving. 

Notes

Sensitive to FODMAPs?
  • Stick to 1/4 avocado per serve. Stick to up to 10 almonds per serve or substitute for pumpkin seeds.
  • Use green part of spring onion only.
Sensitive to Nuts?
  • Substitute almonds for pumpkin seeds.
Personalise your recipe:
  • You can also leave out quinoa and add additional kale.
  • Add diced cucumber.
  • To add more protein add cooked, shredded chicken, boiled egg or serve with cooked fish.
  • If you have a thyroid condition or digestive condition cook your kale by sautéing in olive oil.

Nourish 101:

  • Kale is one of the most nutrient dense vegetables available. It is rich in vitamins A, C and K and is loaded with powerful antioxidants.
  • Quinoa is a high protein, gluten free seed that is rich in B-vitamins, iron, magnesium, potassium, calcium, vitamin E and a good dose of fatty acids.
  • Avocado is rich in vitamins C, K and E as well as a great source of fibre, folate, magnesium and potassium.
  • Almonds are rich in vitamin E as well as magnesium, manganese and fibre and aid blood sugar control.
  • Together these ingredients provide a very satisfying meal that promotes healthy metabolism whilst providing your body with a great dose of vitamins, minerals and antioxidants.
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