Super Healthy Kale and Red Cabbage Salad

I’m a big fan of a big crunchy veg based salad like this kale and red cabbage salad; packed with nutritious veggies, quick to make and filling because I added quinoa (you could add brown rice or pulses if you prefer). And I absolutely love adding lots of textures and flavours which really makes a salad something special. Here’s why I love all the ingredients in this one;
Red cabbage – a deliciously crunchy, healthy and economical base.
Kale – super healthy and really tasty sautéed in some sesame oil.
Quinoa – protein packed and filling.
Seeds and nuts – for the all important crunch
Extras –  I love adding some flavour packed extras like olives, capers, gherkins and sundried tomatoes.

This is big and filling enough on its own but it’s also delicious as part of a big mezze with flatbreads, hummus, guacamole and my red pepper dip.
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Super Healthy Kale and Red Cabbage Salad

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  2 servings
  20 minutes preparation time
  10 minutes cook time


  • 4 big handfuls organic kale – stalks removed (as much as you can)
  • 1 tsp sesame oil
  • 1 cup cooked organic quinoa
  • 1/4 red cabbage sliced thinly
  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes sliced
  • 1/2 cup radishes sliced
  • 2 tbs pumpkin seeds
  • Optional;
  • 1/2 cup olives
  • 2 tbsp sliced gherkins
  • 1/2 cup semi or dried tomatoes
  • Tahini dressing
  • Delicious on its own or served with;
  • Red pepper dip
  • Hummus
  • Flatbread


  1. Add the sesame oil to a frying pan then saute the kale on a medium heat for a few minutes until wilted down. Remove from the pan.
  2. Chop the veg then add everything to a large bowl. Stir in the kale and toss everything together.
  3. Divide onto two plates for a big salad or four as as an accompaniment. Drizzle over the tahini dressing.
  4. Yummy on its own or with lots of dips and flatbread.


  1. Anna on July 17, 2016 at 2:32 pm

    I absolutely love the red cabbage, but not a massive kale fan…however, this looks so delicious, I wouldn’t mind clearing this bowl in one go! 😉 x

    • Niki on July 19, 2016 at 8:13 pm

      Hi Anna
      I’m with you, love red cabbage. The kale isn’t so over powdering here.
      Love, Niki ????????

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