Quinoa, Kale- Apple and Almond Salad with Lemon Miso Vinaigrette
3 cups cooked quinoa ( 1 ½ cup quinoa seeds to 3 cups water)
¼ cup scallions, sliced thin
Hand full of Mint chopped
1 granny smith apple, cone #3
½ cup dried raisins or other dried fruit
1 cup greens kale or other greens chiffinode
¼ cup almonds chopped or soaked
1/2 tsp. sea salt
4 Tablespoons miso paste
10 tbsp. hot water
4 tsp. sesame oil
1 tsp. very finely grated fresh ginger
1 tbsp. maple syrup
Juice of 1 lemon
¼ cup extra virgin olive oil
Sea salt, black pepper to taste
In a small mixing bowl or blender, whisk together the miso hot water, lemon juice, olive oil, Season to taste with salt and pepper. Combine cooked quinoa with apples, almonds, scallions and dried fruit.
About 30 minutes before serving drizzle with ½ cup prepared vinaigrette and toss to combine. Serve cold or at room temperature.
Detox Benefits: QUINOA is a complex carbohydrate, quinoa acts an internal cleanser, easing the progress of food through the digestive tract. Used regularly in your diet, quinoa can help keep you free of constipation and bloating.
Miso itself has several great health benefits including containing essential amino acids and serving as a complete protein, supporting digestion, restoring beneficial flora, supporting the lymphatics, protecting against radiation, and supporting the immune system.
Kale is a great anti-inflammatory food Per calorie, kale has more calcium than milk, which aids in preventing bone loss, preventing osteoporosis and maintaining a healthy metabolism. Vitamin C is also helpful to maintain cartilage and joint flexibility .Kale is filled with fiber and sulfur, both great for detoxifying your body and keeping your liver healthy.