Never Been the Salad Type
Let me be 100% honest with you guys, I really don’t like salads. Before I was vegan I never really ate salads, unless it was at a restaurant where you get a salad before your entrée. So ya know, iceberg lettuce, maybe some diced tomatoes & cucumbers, and if you’re lucky some non-stale croutons. That was all I knew when it came to the world of salads. So when I became vegan I was really insistent on NEVER eating salads. They can be so bland, fattening (when you add cheese & ranch dressing), and leaving you even more hungry than before.
So when I started to experiment with salads I was DEDICATED on making a salad that was packed with flavor & nutrition, while also leaving you very full. This Kale + Quinoa salad embodies just that! It’s spicy, sweet, savory, and just down right delicious. I cook this salad religiously, and truly believe I could eat this everyday and be completely content with life.
Before we get into the steps and ingredients let’s talk about the spices. This is what will take your salad, or really any dish, to the next level. I’m including every seasoning that I use in this dish.
- Chili Powder
- Red Pepper flakes
- Salt of course (Not pictured)
I season my kale, sweet potatoes, and black beans with every single one of these spices. I highly suggest using these when cooking this dish, but at your preferred amount. I don’t measure seasoning, I just do what feels good. LOL. Usually that means a lot!!! So start off light if it’s your first time using these spices.
What you need:
1. Canned black beans
2. 1 small- medium sized sweet potato
3. Chopped Kale
4. 1 cup quinoa
5. 1/2 Avocado
What to do: