Red Quinoa and Creamy Kale

Vegan Creamy Kale with Red Quinoa. Salt, Oil, and Sugar Free! www.LipstickandBerries.com

Quinoa comes in different colors.  Nature is so fun!  Mother Nature knew we would get tired of seeing just plain ‘ol white quinoa, so today the focus is red quinoa.  Quinoa is a protein powerhouse!  It packs twice as much protein as rice, and it’s super easy to cook.  You can replace rice with quinoa in any dish.  Such a versatile friendly little grain!

Oh yes, you know what’s next. It’s the big daddy. The king green: KALE! Where do I begin? I won’t tell everything about kale all in one post, but be prepared to hear a lot more about it. Kale is one of the most nutritious member of the Brassica (cabbage) family, and the HIGHEST levels of antioxidants of all vegetables. Oh Kale Yeah!

Ingredients (Serves appox. 2)

1/2 Cup Red Quinoa

1/2 Cup Raw Cashews

1/2 Cup Almond Milk, unsweetened

1/8 Cup Minced Onion

1 Teaspoon Mrs Dash Salt Free Seasoning

1 Large Sweet Onion, diced

2 Garlic Cloves, minced

1/2 Red Bell Pepper, diced

1 Large Carrot, sliced

1 Can Garbanzo Beans, drained and rinsed

1 Bunch of Kale, central stems removed and leaves chopped

Directions

1. Cook quinoa according to package directions. Set aside and keep warm.

2. Meanwhile, put the cashews, almond milk, minced dried onion, and Mrs Dash in Vitamix. Blend until smooth. Set aside.

3. Heat a few tablespoons of water in a saucepan on medium high heat.  Water saute onions and garlic 5 minutes or until onions are slightly translucent.

4.  Add the carrots and red bell pepper. Saute for another 5 minutes.  Add water if needed to prevent sticking.

5.  Once the carrots and pepper are soft, add the beans and kale.

6. Add a couple more tablespoons of water. Cover saucepan and heat until the beans are warmed and the kale is wilted.

7. Pour Cashew Cream sauce into saucepan and stir until heated throughout.

8. Serve the Creamy Kale Bean Mixture on each individual plate and serve red quinoa on top.

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Comments

  1. Carley Rosefelt says:

    how many servings does this recipe make?

    • Hi Carley! Sorry about that, I am starting from now on to add approximate servings. So much to learn being a new blogger 🙂 This served 2 when I made it. Thank You!!

      Peace, Love, and Berries
      Ashley

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