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5 Ingredient Healthy Kale and Quinoa Bowl

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  • Yield: Serves 4-6 1x


  • 1 cup dry quinoa
  • 1 bunch kale, de-stemmed and roughly chopped
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil, divided
  • 3 ounces sun-dried tomatoes (approx. 1 cup), diced
  • Juice from 1/2 large lemon (approx 1 tablespoon)
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Optional toppings: slivered almonds, Parmesan cheese or nutritional yeast


  1. Cook quinoa according to instructions on package.
  2. In a large saute pan, heat 1 tablespoon olive oil over medium heat. Add kale and toss to coat. Add 1/4 cup water and cover, cooking for 3-5 minutes. Uncover, toss, and turn heat down to low. Let cook for another 10-15 minutes, until tender, stirring occasionally, adding more water if needed. Salt and pepper to taste.
  3. Add quinoa and sun-dried tomatoes to saucepan and toss to combine. Remove from heat. Add lemon juice and olive oil and toss to coat. Salt and pepper to taste.
  4. Optional: add toppings like slivered almonds, Parmesan cheese or nutritional yeast