Warm Collard Quinoa Salad

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.

Serves: 4

Ingredients

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

  • Salt

Instructions

  • 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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