One of my go-to recipes when I need something quick and easy is my southwest kale salad. It’s quick, easy, delicious, nutritious and super filling. I usually make a bunch of quinoa at the beginning of each week which makes preparing this delicious salad even easier!
- 4 cups shredded kale
- 3 small carrots, chopped
- 1 tomato, sliced
- 1/2 large avocado, sliced
- 1 cup quinoa
- 1 can black beans, rinsed and drained
- 1 Southwest Sunshine Burger patty, warmed and crumbled
- 1 tsp olive oil
- 1 tsp chili powder (or to taste)
- salt and pepper to taste
- Tortilla chips (optional)
I usually top this salad with a sweet agave lime dressing but anything you have on hand (and love!) will work too. This salad is extremely versatile. For the salad dressing recipe I love on this salad, click here.
Put kale, carrots, tomato and avocado in a bowl. Set aside. Over medium-low heat, warm the quinoa, black beans, sunshine burger crumbles and olive oil. Add salt, pepper and chili powder and stir. Heat until warm. Pour mixture over veggies and mix together. Stir in dressing and tortilla chips if you so desire. Serve and enjoy!