Wellness Wednesday: Autumn Green Salad

Wellness Wednesday

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  • 2 Cups water
  • 1 Cup uncooked quinoa
  • 2 sweet potatoes, diced
  • 2 Tablespoons olive oil
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon pepper
  • 1 pomegranate, seeds only
  • 3 bunches kale, stems removed and thinly sliced
  • ½ Cup pumpkin seeds, toasted
  • ½ Cup feta cheese, crumbled


  • ¼ Cup balsamic vinegar
  • ½ Cup olive oil
  • 2 Tablespoons honey
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon pepper


  • Heat oven to 425° and line a sheet pan with parchment paper.
  • In a large sauce pan. Bring water to a boil. Add quinoa, cover, and reduce heat to low. Let simmer for 15 minutes or until quinoa is tender and all the water has been absorbed.
  • In a small mixing bowl, mix together sweet potatoes, olive oil, salt and pepper. Spread onto a lined sheet pan and roast for 15 minutes or until golden brown and caramelized.
  • In a large mixing bowl, add kale and warm quinoa and toss.
  • In a pint sized mason jar, combine all ingredients for the vinaigrette. Screw lid on tightly and shake, shake, shake.
  • Pour vinaigrette over kale and quinoa and toss together. Add roasted potatoes, pumpkin seeds, cheese.
  • Serve and enjoy!

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