Super Green Quinoa Salad with Fresh Basil and Pistachios


What more can you ask from me than the recipes for one of my favorite Quinoa salads?

This takes just 15 minutes to put together and will serve 2 very hungry people.


3 large leaves of lacinato kale, ribs removed + shredded thinly
1 cup fresh basil leaves, chopped
2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
1 to 1 1/2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
1 cup cooked quinoa
1/2 avocado, cubed
1 packed cup spring greens or sprouts {I used miner’s lettuce}
1/4 cup shelled + lightly chopped pistachios
1/4 teaspoon sea salt
generous pinch of black pepper
In a large bowl toss together the shredded kale, basil, olive oil, lemon juice and salt + pepper. Massage together for about 3-5 minutes.

Then add in the cooked quinoa, avocado, greens and pistachios; toss together gently and serve.

(Adapted from Sainsbury’s Magazine)


  1. I see your sgq and raise it a couscous with almond/olive oil/garlic/orange zest – well, actually, my wife does, but one flesh and all that…


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  3. Big Jon Bully says

    “I’m” rather.

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