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.

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  4. 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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