Green And Yellow Confetti Salad

With corn, kale and quinoa


I love kale, but the rest of my family (particularly my gaggle of relatives who have been visiting this summer) are not quite sure about it. So I’ve been experimenting with new, more subtle ways to introduce my extended family to kale. After all, my weekly farm share boxes are bursting with bunches of it! I’ve found actually that when puréed into a fine confetti, kale becomes surprisingly versatile adding a nutrient-rich punch to just about any dish, including a whole grain salad.

This Green and Yellow Confetti Salad features a warm protein-rich quinoa tossed with sweet summer corn and a handful of kale that has been puréed in a food processor to resemble confetti. A handful of fresh basil and tangy mint add an unexpected twist while fresh parsley adds a vibrant finish. I love this salad on it’s own as a side dish, and while it may be a bit more daring, I’ve found it also tastes delicious incorporated into veggie burgers, and turkey burgers too. My two year old also enjoys this salad folded into a warm quesadilla.

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added 1 year, 5 months ago

Delicious! I was surprised that the sweet corn was the dominant flavor in my bowl (I think I shorted the basil at first). After tasting the original, I snuck in a few extra vegetables that I needed to use up: finely diced avocado and green Zebra tomato. Such a pretty salad and such an easy way to eat kale.


added 1 year, 5 months ago

Good idea! I especially love the addition of the heirloom tomato!