Shawarma spiced kale and quinoa salad…plus a couple of others…

This was my dinner creation yesterday…actually, I made endless dishes and dips this weekend, this is just one of them…I do love having a fridge full of goodness at the beginning of the week; I love being able to have so much lovely homemade choice for any given meal πŸ™‚ 

This dish includes kale and quinoa and pumpkin seeds and spices and a tasty dressing…and I ate it with one of my dips: this one was made with fava beans, chickpeas, garlic, tahini, lemon juice and sriracha…

To make the salad:

In a large saucepan, I heated 2 tablespoons of coconut oil over a medium heat, then added several thinly sliced cloves of garlic

I then added lots of my shawarma spice mix (nutmeg, cinnamon, cardamom, salt and pepper) and a splash of water to stop the spices from burning.

I added lots of washed and chopped up kale, and stirred the garlic and spices through it, then put the lid on the pan to steam and soften the leaves. I added the kale in batches so that it cooked through, and added a few more splashes of water as needed. 

The kale leaves turn a darker green once well cooked.

I then added several handfuls of toasted pumpkin seeds, and previously cooked quinoa

I finished it all off with pomegranate molasses, olive oil and lemon juice and stirred it all throughly. 

This can be eaten immediately warm or left to cool and enjoyed cold. 

It was tasty yesterday once I’d just made it, and just as tasty today once the flavours had developed even more. 

Some other salads that I’ve put together recently that you might like: 

This bowl of green goodness includes bulgur wheat, chermoula, peas & edamame beans, eaten topped with toasted pumpkins seeds.Or how about this:

This one is quinoa cooked my way, topped with freshly made chermoula; then a layer of roasted tomatoes & garlic; topped with chickpeas, cooked in lemon juice, olive oil, roasted cumin & garlic, and mixed with freshly flat leaf parsley; and drizzled with the olive oil & tomato juice from roasting the tomatoes. 

Even better with my homous stirred through it..

It might not be pretty, but it sure was tasty! 

There’s also been lots of roasted vegetables..as always..

So much amazing flavour on one page!!! I hope you agree πŸ™‚ 

It’s been another lovely day here today, Bob kept cool his favourite way..

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44 thoughts on “Shawarma spiced kale and quinoa salad…plus a couple of others…

  1. Eha

    Childishly: oh yummy, yummy, yum! You are SO talking ‘my language’, especially when schwarma and chermoula are mentioned. Neither is ever far from my hands tho’ have to admit used more oft with meat offerings πŸ™‚ ! The quinoa one will be on the table very, very soon!!! Thanks a million for your imagination . . .

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  2. Loretta

    I love your meals Elaine, they are always so rich in looks and content. πŸ™‚ I passed on your blog’s site to one of my sisters in England, I know she will be enjoying some of your delicious creations.

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      1. Lynz Real Cooking

        haha sorry after I wrote my comment I thought wait will she know what I mean! You introduce ways of using ingredients that I am not too sure how to use! I have tried quinoa and kale and failed miserably with both! So, you use spices that I am very used to but these other ingredients that I am not! I made kale and it was not tasty and I have never gone back to try again! hahaha but your dishes sound and look so delicious and I feel I can do them! So I love the use of these new things or new for me and also healthy things! My quinoa tasted like nothing and the texture was not great and I just never tried again.

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