Quinoa is considered a superfood because of its nutritional value, but it's also an incredibly versatile base for just about any flavor profile. This warm quinoa dish features sautéed kale, and makes a great side dish for grilled chicken or beef. Slideshow:  Best Kale Recipes 

November 2013


Credit: © Emily Farris

Recipe Summary

35 mins


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  • In a medium pot over high heat, bring the quinoa, water and 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt to a rolling boil, stirring occasionally. Reduce the heat to low, and simmer until the quinoa has fully absorbed the water, about 15 minutes. Remove from the heat and set aside.

  • Add the olive oil and onion to a large sauté pan over medium heat, stirring occasionally. When the onions become translucent, about 4 minutes, add the garlic and the kale (in bunches if necessary). As the kale begins to wilt and reduce, continue to stir, and add 1/4 cup water if the kale sticks to the pan. Salt and pepper to taste, mix well, then remove from the heat.

  • In a large serving bowl, toss the cooked quinoa with the kale and onions. If the mixture is dry, add a tablespoon of olive oil. Salt and pepper to taste and serve.