Sunday, June 14, 2020

Berry Kale Salad with Blueberry Basil Vinaigrette

Fruit in salad is unremarkably a subject of contestation, simply I personally LOVE it. When the berries are more than abundant inwards the summer, I tend to throw them in everything. On toast, in salads, inwards smoothies, for chia jam; yous go the idea. I seriously CAN’T GET ENOUGH. I don’t think I could selection my favorite if I tried. I used blueberries, strawberries, in addition to blackberries hither, merely you could totally throw inwards raspberries too whatever fruit you lot like. This huckleberry basil vinaigrette is going to be repeat allllll summer long. Double it as well as purpose it inward salads all calendar week!

Stewing the berries for a minute inwards a saucepan develops the season a bit together with gives a deeper blueberry flavor to the vinaigrette. In love.
IMG_0560I dearest the saltiness of the sunflower seeds inward here, merely y'all can use whatsoever nut/seed y'all like! Pumpkin seeds, toasted almonds, or pecans would be wonderful here. And perhaps a petty salty feta. 🙂
Another huge added bonus to this salad is that it keeps really well inward the refrigerator. The kale is hearty and then it volition continue for luncheon the adjacent day in addition to mayhap fifty-fifty two days. If you lot’re anything similar me, having salubrious lunches, meals, together with snacks prepped at the get-go of the week is KEY to staying good for you together with on rails. It makes me SO happy to know I’one thousand starting off the week on the correct bank bill in addition to makes me extra productive.


Berry Kale Salad alongside Blueberry Basil Vinaigrette



Prep Time twenty minutes

Cook Time xv minutes

Total Time 35 minutes

Servings 3 -4

Author Molly (Spices in My deoxyribonucleic acid)


  • For the SALAD:

  • one
    cooked quinoa (about 1/three c. uncooked)

  • 1/ii

  • one/ii

  • 1
    strawberries, quartered

  • i
    head kale, de-stemmed as well as chopped

  • juice of i lemon

  • pinch
    of salt

  • small drizzle olive rock oil

  • ane/four
    sunflower seeds (I used roasted + salted)

  • For the DRESSING:

  • 1/iii

  • ane/4

  • ane/2
    of a shallot, chopped (near 2 T.)

  • zest one/ii lemon

  • juice of one lemon

  • one/3
    champagne vinegar

  • v-vi
    big basil leaves

  • i/two
    table salt

  • one/2
    olive fossil oil


  1. Add kale to a big bowl alongside lemon juice, a small-scale drizzle of olive petroleum, too a pinch of bounding main table salt. Massage for a minute or 2 to pause downwards the kale a bit and go far easier to eat. Set aside.

  2. Make the dressing. Add all dressing ingredients to a food processor or blender except for the olive crude. Slowly current inward the olive crude oil and purée until basil and all ingredients are incorporated smoothly.

  3. Add cooked quinoa, berries, and sunflower seeds to kale together with toss. Top alongside desired amount of dressing as well as relish! (You'll have extra dressing).

Recipe Notes

If you are keeping this salad for function subsequently, store the dressing as well as salad class in the refrigerator too dress when prepare to consume. The kale as well as berries volition keep for a solar day or 2 inward the fridge.




Also, but realizing instantly that this salad is and then festive..Happy Memorial Day! Hope everyone had a wonderful weekend!?❤️??