Kale, Quinoa and Artichoke Salad

Kale, Quinoa and Artichoke Salad


I enjoy eating salads during the summer months, I can get to include as much  fresh vegetables as possible. During the summer I’m always busier doing events from cooking classes, seminars, selling my skincare products etc. so salads are the way to go when you are real busy. This weekend I’m heading out to join my friends who have been doing a health expo in Cleveland Ohio. The team comprised of nurses, a dietitian, and medical missionaries. They have been doing seminars, consultations, massages, hydrotherapy all week.  I’m going to be doing a talk on Candida Albicans and do a cooking demo. What are you doing this weekend, please share?  This kale salad is hearty with the addition of quinoa and its one of my favorite salad., I get to include jicama for it lovely crunch, if you have never tried jicama you will be in for a nice surprise.


  • Dressing
    • 3 tablespoons olive oil
    • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
    • 3/4 teaspoon coconut sugar
    • 2 cloves garlic, minced
    • 3/4 teaspoon sea salt
  • Salad
    • 1/2 cup quinoa
    • 1 cup water
    • 4 cups kale, finely chopped
    • 1 cup artichoke hearts,  quartered
    • 1/4 cup jicama, peeled and diced
    • 1 cup cherry tomatoes, chopped
    • 1 spring onion, sliced (white and green parts)


Prepare the dressing by combining olive, lemon juice, coconut sugar, garlic and sea salt in a small bowl, stir to dissolve the sugar and set aside.

Rinse quinoa in cold water using a fine mesh strainer. Combine quinoa  with water in a medium saucepan. Bring to boil. Cover and reduce heat to simmer until quinoa is tender, about 15 minutes. Remove from heat, fluff quinoa and transfer to a bowl to cool.

In a large bowl, add kale and dressing. Massage kale using hands until kale is softened. Add quinoa, artichoke hearts, jicama, tomatoes, spring onion and toss. Delicious served right away!

Michelle Blackwood, RN

Hi, I’m Michelle, I’m the voice, content creator and photographer behind Healthier Steps. I share vegan and gluten-free recipes because of past health issues. My goal is to help you make healthier choices and show you how healthy eating is easy and delicious.

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  1. Marissa @ OMGFOOD.COM
    June 30, 2015

    Gorgeous and healthy! This salad looks amazing and I want to eat this right now. I’ve been eating like a jerk the last couple of days and I’m in dire need of something like this!

  2. Levan @ MyWifeMakes.com
    June 28, 2015

    Michelle, this Kale Quinoa Artichoke Salad looks AMAZING!
    Actually, it kicks culinary ass! YUMMED and STUMBLED, cause this recipe – and YOU – are amazing!

    • Michelle Blackwood
      June 29, 2015

      Thanks a lot Levan for your awesome comment and the share, I’m humbled!!!

  3. Patti @ Honey, I Shrunk The Sugar
    June 27, 2015

    This looks like such a unique salad! Love the combo of ingredients and I bet it has a very refreshing flavour. I must try this!

  4. Byron Thomas
    June 27, 2015

    I love anything artichoke. I’m going to try this recipe for sure!

  5. Donna
    June 26, 2015

    This sounds fantastic – i love quinoa in my salads! We have totally been living on salads in this hot weather as well – they are the best :) I have never tried Jicama before – but I have one sitting waiting in the fridge for me so I am excited!

  6. Patti
    June 26, 2015

    Great looking salad. I love artichokes and the protein in the quinoa is a great addition too.

  7. Howie Fox
    June 26, 2015

    What a stunning blog, Michelle! I never tried jicama. What does it taste like? :-)
    The recipe looks delicious. I could need something filling right now!

  8. Jen
    June 26, 2015

    This looks amazing! I’m always looking for new quinoa recipes, and I’ve never tried it with artichokes.

  9. Chi
    June 26, 2015

    Delicious! Thanks so much for sharing the recipe!

  10. Vicki Bowen
    June 13, 2015

    This looks awesome,