Recipe courtesy of M.B. Post
Total:
45 min
Active:
25 min
Yield:
4 to 6 servings
Level:
Easy

Ingredients

  • 1 cup quinoa
  • Kosher salt
  • 2 bunches Tuscan black kale 
  • 3 breakfast radishes 
  • 2 baby carrots 
  • 2 baby turnips 
  • 1 baby red beet 
  • 1 baby yellow beet 
  • Ice water, for crisping
  • 1 ounce picked, fresh tarragon leaves 
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil 
  • 2 lemons, juiced 
  • 2 ounces toasted pine nuts 

Directions

Put the quinoa in a heavy-bottomed pot, add 2 cups water with salt to taste. Bring to a simmer and cook for 3 minutes. Remove from the heat, cover the pot with plastic wrap and allow the mixture to steam in a warm place for 20 minutes. When finished, the quinoa should be toothsome but not hard. Set aside and let cool.

While the quinoa is steaming, wash the kale well and remove the stems. Cut the kale in thin strips and set aside.

Wash, peel and shave the radishes, carrots, turnips, red beets and yellow beets carefully using a mandolin. As you are slicing the vegetables, add them to a bowl of ice water to keep them crisp. They will curl a bit and keep a nice crisp texture.

When the quinoa is cool, mix together with the kale and vegetables in a mixing bowl. Toss together with tarragon leaves, salt to taste, fresh cracked pepper, the oil and lemon juice.

Arrange the salad in a serving bowl and finish with the toasted pine nuts.

This recipe was provided by a chef, restaurant or culinary professional. It has not been tested for home use.

IDEAS YOU'LL LOVE

Quinoa Salad

Recipe courtesy of Hilah Johnson

Kale Salad

Recipe courtesy of Heidi Swanson

Quinoa Breakfast Bowl with Crispy Kale Chips

Recipe courtesy of Tia Mowry

Massaged Kale Salad

Recipe courtesy of Aarti Sequeira

Golden Sunshine Quinoa Salad

Recipe courtesy of Ingrid Hoffmann

Cauliflower and Quinoa Salad

Recipe courtesy of Emeril Lagasse

Kale Salad with Guava Vinaigrette

Kale and Pine Nut Salad

Cooking Tips 3 Videos

Step-by-step photos

Eggs 101: Poached 01:24

These easy steps will have you poaching eggs to perfection in no time.

Similar Topics:

On TV

Unwrapped 2.0

7:30am | 6:30c

Unwrapped 2.0

8:30am | 7:30c

Unwrapped

9am | 8c

Unwrapped

9:30am | 8:30c

Donut Showdown

10:30am | 9:30c

Donut Showdown

11am | 10c

Sugar Showdown

11:30am | 10:30c

Sugar Showdown

12pm | 11c

Sugar Showdown

12:30pm | 11:30c

Cupcake Wars

1pm | 12c

Cake Hunters

5:30pm | 4:30c

Carnival Eats

6:30pm | 5:30c

Carnival Eats

7:30pm | 6:30c
On Tonight
On Tonight

The Best Thing I Ever Ate

8pm | 7c

Food: Fact or Fiction?

10:30pm | 9:30c

Good Eats

11pm | 10c

Good Eats

11:30pm | 10:30c

Good Eats

3am | 2c

Good Eats

3:30am | 2:30c

So Much Pretty Food Here