Berry Avocado Quinoa and Kale Salad with Honey-Lime Poppy Seed Dressing

Berry Avocado Quinoa and Kale Salad with Honey-Lime Poppy Seed Dressing

So it may appear that I made a very summery salad in the dead middle of winter and yes that might be true, but more importantly I made a superfood salad to keep this healthy eating season going. Plus, I happened to have a carton of raspberries to use up so I figured I may was well make a healthy meal versus a sugar packed sweet.

This power salad is seriously loaded to the max with goodness and it really does taste delicious! If I’m counting correctly this has six, yes SIX superfoods. Kale (which I prefer baby kale in salads or smoothies, no harsh bite to it), raspberries, blueberries, avocados, almonds and quinoa. Then some feta for good measure, right? With all the sweetness in the salad it did need a little salty and feta always does the trick. It’s definitely one of my favorite cheeses, plus it’s not as fat heavy as many of the other cheeses out there. If you wanted you could even use a light feta to cut calories.

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1/4 cup canola oil
  • 1 tsp lime zest
  • 3 1/2 Tbsp fresh lime juice
  • 2 1/2 Tbsp honey
  • 1 tsp dijon mustard
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 2 tsp poppy seeds
  • 2 cups cooked quinoa (about 2/3 cup dry)
  • 1 cup sliced almonds, toasted
  • 9 oz baby kale or baby spinach
  • 1 1/2 cups fresh blueberries
  • 1 1/2 cups fresh raspberries
  • 2 medium avocados, peeled, cored and diced
  • 5 oz feta cheese, crumbled
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