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Pure Blends Red Quinoa & Kale Bowl with Creamy Orange-Basil Dressing


A plant-based, vegan bowl of super foods tossed in a sweet-savory vinaigrette.

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Recipe Type: Entree
Author: Pure Blends
Serves: 4


  • 8 cups lightly-packed torn kale leaves, stems removed and leaves well dried
  • 2 cups water
  • 6 Tbsp. Pure Blends™ Avocado Oil Plant-Based Butter, divided
  • 1 cup red quinoa
  • 4 cups baby kale
  • 3 Tbsp. orange juice
  • 1 Tbsp. red wine vinegar
  • 1 Tbsp. finely chopped shallots
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper to taste
  • 3 Tbsp. chopped fresh basil leaves


  • 1 cup diced cooked beets
  • 1/2 cup pomegranate seeds
  • 1/2 cup matchstick cut carrots
  • 1/4 cup toasted pumpkin seeds
  • 1/4 cup snipped fresh chives
  • 1/4 cup golden raisins


  1. Bring water, 1 Tbsp. Pure Blends™ Avocado Oil Plant-Based Butter and 1/2 tsp. salt if desired, to a boil in medium saucepan. Add quinoa and cook according to package directions. Remove from heat and stir in 1 Tbsp. Plant-Based Butter and kale; toss until kale wilts and set aside.
  2. Put remaining 4 Tbsp. Plant-Based Butter, orange juice, vinegar, shallots, salt and pepper in small microwave- safe bowl. Microwave at HIGH a few seconds just until mixture comes together when whisked. Stir in basil.
  3. Spoon quinoa into 4 bowls; drizzle with dressing. Toss and serve with toppings.

PER SERVING: Calories 380, Total Fat 17g, Saturated Fat 3.5g, Trans Fat 0g, Cholesterol 0mg, Sodium 350mg, Total Carbs 52g, Dietary Fiber 7g, Sugars 18g, Protein 11g, Vitamin D 0mcg, Calcium 153mg, Iron 2mg, Potassium 558mg, Omega-3 0g, Omega-6 2g

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