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If you love warm salad this one is perfect for you. There is no better combination than quinoa and collard to make a perfect, nutritious and flavorful warm salad.
Prep time: 10 min
Cook time: 20 min
This warm collard quinoa salad with fresh cherry tomatoes is a great healthy meal for lunch and dinner. It is so simple to prepare and full of nutrients.
For the Quinoa
1 cup of Quinoa
2 cups of water or vegetable broth
½ tsp of salt
1 garlic clove, pealed (not chopped)
For the sauté collard greens
1 bunch collard greens
3 garlic cloves, minced
½ onion, diced
1 cup cherry tomatoes
1 tsp extra olive oil
Red pepper flakes, to taste
Ground black pepper
First, place in a fine strainer quinoa, rinse under cold running water for 2 or 3 minutes and drain for a few minutes.
Bring water to a boil in a medium pan, add the quinoa, a clove of garlic and salt.
Turn down the heat to medium-low, cover, and cook for about 15 or 20 minutes until the quinoa is fluffy.
Remove the garlic clove from the pan as it was only used for flavouring.
Cut and trim the stems away from the collard.
Stack a few the leaves on top of each other, roll tightly and slice the leaves.
Wash and set aside to drain.
In a saucepan, add the extra virgin olive oil over medium heat.
Add onions, garlic and red pepper flakes.
Cook until the onions are soft and golden.
Add tomatoes and cook until soft.
Turn the heat to low and add the collard greens, stirring until wilted.
Finally, add the cooled quinoa and stir well. Season to taste with salt and pepper.
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