Kale and Bean Salad
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Kale and Bean Salad - An easy nutrient-rich kale and bean salad dressed with a tangy citrus vinaigrette. My version of the Long Life salad.
Recipe type: Salad
Serves: 12
  • 1 large bunch of fresh kale, cleaned and chopped
  • 1 cup canned black beans, rinsed and drained well
  • 1 cup canned lima beans, rinsed and drained well
  • 2 cups spiralized beets*
  • 1½ cups quinoa, cooked according to package directions
  • 1½ cups lentils, cooked according to package directions
  • Citrus dressing:
  • ¼ cup fresh lemon juice
  • zest of one lemon
  • ½ cup fresh orange juice
  • 1 Tablespoon orange zest
  • ½ cup olive oil
  • 1 Tablespoon fresh grated ginger
  • ¼ cup apple cider vinegar
  • 2 Tablespoons honey
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • ½ teaspoon fresh ground pepper
  1. Cook the quinoa and lentils according to the package directions.
  2. For the dressing: whisk all the dressing ingredients together or shake in a mason jar.
  3. Clean and chop the kale into bite-size pieces and place in a large bowl.
  4. Add the black beans, lima beans, spiralized beets, quinoa, and lentils to the bowl.
  5. Drizzle half of the dressing over the salad and gently toss to coat, add remaining dressing if desired.
  6. Serve immediately or refrigerate for 30 minutes to 1 hour to soften the kale.
*I found fresh spiralized beets at the grocery store. You can cut beets into matchsticks or omit.
*This makes a ton of salad, perfect for lunch prep.

Nutrition Facts
Servings: 12
Amount per serving
Calories 380
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 11g 14%
Saturated Fat 1.5g 8%
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 253mg 11%
Total Carbohydrate 56.6g 21%
Dietary Fiber 14.8g 53%
Total Sugars 6.5g
Protein 17.1g
Vitamin D 0mcg 0%
Calcium 155mg 12%
Iron 6mg 33%
Potassium 765mg 16%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calorie a day is used for general nutrition advice.
Recipe by Don't Sweat The Recipe at http://dontsweattherecipe.com/kale-and-bean-salad/