Curried Quinoa Salad with White Beans + Kale– Alison Mountford

By Alison Mountford, contributing chef



FAST SUGGESTIONS– Well stabilized, light, yet filling. I enjoy the contrasting textures and colors on the last discussion and the curry in the quinoa offers it a lovely yellow shade and layer of favor.


1 cup quinoa

2 cup water

1 teaspoon curry powder

1 Tablespoon kosher salt (divided)

1 15-ounce can white beans

1 lot lacinato kale

7 Tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil (divided)

1 red bell pepper

1 cucumber

1 pomegranate

4 Tablespoon balsamic vinegar

1 teaspoon dijon mustard

1 teaspoon honey

1/4 teaspoon black pepper

3 green onions


In a medium pot with a cover, integrate the quinoa, water, curry powder, and about 1 teaspoon of salt. Give a boil and stir, then decrease heat to medium-low and cover partly. Simmer for about 14 minutes, then stir and simmer another 3– 4 minutes till the water is taken in.

On the other hand, drain pipes the beans. Shut off the heat under the quinoa and include the beans to it. Cover the pot. Let sit for about 5 minutes longer to plump up and warm the beans through.

Wash and dry the kale. Slice into thin ribbons, even through the majority of the stems (you might choose to trim the bottom inch approximately of the stems if they’re actually thick or woody). Location in a big bowl and drizzle with 1 Tablespoon of olive oil and 1 teaspoon of salt.

Utilize your fingertips to massage the kale till it decreases in volume by about half and handles a darker green color.

Dice the bell pepper, slice the cucumber into half-moons, and de-seed the pomegranate (you can utilize whichever approach works best for the pomegranate, however my favorite is holding it undersea to separate the arils from the membrane, so absolutely nothing gets covered in red juice). Toss with the kale.

In a little bowl or mason container, integrate the balsamic vinegar, staying salt (about 1 teaspoon), dijon, honey, and black pepper. Shake or blend. Mince the green onion and include. Then include the staying olive oil (about 6 Tablespoons) and shake or blend to integrate.

Integrate whatever– the quinoa and beans, veggies, kale and dressing to taste– toss together. Serve immediately or after an hour or so the taste enhances.


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Chef Alison Mountford is the creator of Ends+ Stems– which is a meal preparation subscription and dish site to decrease food waste. “Chef Alison” likewise hosts a series of online courses for much easier weeknight meals and feeding particular eaters with less tension. Alison started in 2005 as an individual chef and catering service in San Francisco however she just recently returned house to Rhode Island!

She is enthusiastic about assisting households consume well together, with less disappointment. Alison is typically employed as a speaker to share about family food waste, feeding hectic households, and sustainability in the cooking area; she’s appeared sometimes on The Rhode Program and other podcasts and webinars.

Alison is likewise the marketplace Organizer at Hope & & Main– Rhode Island just cooking incubator– where she likes assisting brand-new food services broaden their social networks, brand name, and boost sales at the farmer’s markets!