Power Salad: A Nutritious and Flavorful Lunch Option


Here’s a recipe for a healthy salad that can make for a filling and nutritious lunch:

Quinoa and Kale Salad with Roasted Chickpeas:


  • 1 cup cooked quinoa
  • 2 cups chopped kale
  • 1 can chickpeas, drained and rinsed
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1/2 avocado, diced
  • 1/4 cup chopped red onion
  • 1/4 cup chopped walnuts
  • 1/4 cup crumbled feta cheese
  • Balsamic vinaigrette dressing


  1. Preheat the oven to 400°F (200°C).
  2. In a bowl, mix together the chickpeas, olive oil, smoked paprika, garlic powder, salt, and pepper. Spread the mixture out on a baking sheet and roast in the oven for 20-25 minutes, until golden brown.
  3. In a large bowl, combine the cooked quinoa, chopped kale, diced avocado, chopped red onion, chopped walnuts, and crumbled feta cheese.
  4. Add the roasted chickpeas to the bowl and toss everything together.
  5. Drizzle the salad with balsamic vinaigrette dressing and serve.

This salad is packed with protein, fiber, and healthy fats, thanks to the quinoa, chickpeas, avocado, and nuts. Kale is also a superfood that is high in vitamins and minerals, and the feta cheese adds a nice savory flavor. The balsamic vinaigrette dressing provides a tangy and slightly sweet finish. Enjoy!

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