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Kale and Pomegranate Salad with Apple and Quinoa

This Winter Kale Salad with Pomegranate, Apple and Quinoa is a delicious dish filled with goodness. Dressed with a lemon & thyme vinaigrette, this is a treat served alone or with your favourite grilled protein.
Prep Time10 mins
Total Time10 mins
Course: Appetizer, Main Course, Salad, Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Kale Salad, pomegranate, Quinoa
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 331kcal
Author: Carrie Carvalho


  • 360 grams cooked quinoa
  • 200 grams Cavolo Nero or Lacinato Kale Also Tuscan or Black Kale
  • 1 red onion diced
  • 80 grams pomegranate arils
  • 1 crisp, sweet apple I like Jazz, Honeycrisp, Pink Lady or Golden Delicious
  • 1 tsp olive oil for massaging the kale

Lemon Thyme Vinaigrette

  • 60 ml olive oil
  • 2 tbsp fresh squeezed lemon juice
  • 1 tbsp fresh thyme leaves roughly chopped
  • 1 clove garlic minced
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • ½ tsp fresh black pepper


  • To make the Lemon Thyme Vinaigrette, add all the ingredients to a small bowl or jar. Whisk or shake until throughly combined.
  • Wash the kale then remove the tough stalks and ribs and shred the leaves to roughly 1-inch pieces. Drizzle with a teaspoon of olive oil and massage the kale gently between your fingers for 2-3 minutes.
  • Cut the apple into bite-sized pieces and add to the kale. I leave the skin on but you can peel if you prefer.
  • Add the onion, pomegranate and quinoa to the salad and mix well to combine.
  • Drizzle over the vinaigrette a little at a time, mixing well in between (you may not wish to use all of the dressing). Feel free to add extra salt and/or pepper to taste.


Calories: 331kcal | Carbohydrates: 38g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 19g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Sodium: 174mg | Potassium: 557mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 10g | Vitamin A: 5103IU | Vitamin C: 73mg | Calcium: 106mg | Iron: 3mg