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Kale Caesar Quinoa Salad with Roasted Chicken

Photo: Squire Fox; Styling: Carla Gonzales-Hart
Hands-on time 23 mins
Total time 23 mins
Yield

Serves 4 (serving size: 1 1/2 cups)

We skip the croutons and add toasted walnuts for a bit of heart-healthy crunch.

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons hot water
  • 2 tablespoons canola mayonnaise
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon anchovy paste
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 garlic clove, grated
  • 1.5 ounces shaved Parmesan cheese, divided (about 6 tablespoons)
  • 5 cups thinly sliced stemmed Lacinato kale
  • 1 1/2 cups cooked quinoa
  • 1 1/2 cups chopped skinless, boneless rotisserie chicken breast
  • 2 tablespoons chopped toasted walnuts

Nutrition Information

  • calories 344
  • fat 16.3 g
  • satfat 3.3 g
  • monofat 6.9 g
  • polyfat 3.6 g
  • protein 27 g
  • carbohydrate 25 g
  • fiber 4 g
  • cholesterol 61 mg
  • iron 3 mg
  • sodium 487 mg
  • calcium 256 mg

How to Make It

  1. Combine first 7 ingredients in a bowl, stirring well with a whisk. Stir in 3 tablespoons Parmesan cheese. Add kale, quinoa, and chicken; toss to coat. Top with remaining 3 tablespoons Parmesan cheese and walnuts.

Cook's Notes

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