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warm collard quinoa salad

Warm Collard Quinoa Salad

This warm collard quinoa salad with fresh cherry tomatoes is a healthy great meal for lunch and dinner. It is so simple to prepare and full of nutrients.
Course Lunch, Salad, Side Dish
Cuisine American
Keyword collard salad, quinoa, Salad
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 103kcal


For the Quinoa

  • 1 cup of quinoa
  • 2 cups of water
  • ½ tsp of salt
  • 1 garlic clove pealed

For the sauté collard greens


  • First, place quinoa in a fine strainer. Rinse under cold running water for 2 or 3 minutes and drain for a few minutes.
  • Bring water to a boil in a medium pan, add the quinoa, a clove of garlic, and salt.
  • Turn down the heat to medium-low, cover, and cook for about 15 or 20 minutes until the quinoa is fluffy.
  • Remove the garlic clove from the pan, as it was only used for flavoring.
  • Cut and trim the stems away from the collard.
  • Stack a few the leaves on top of each other, roll tightly, and slice.
  • Wash and set aside to drain.
  • In a skillet, add the extra virgin olive oil over medium heat.
  • Add onions, garlic, and red pepper flakes.
  • Cook until the onions are soft and golden.
  • Add tomatoes and cook until soft.
  • Turn the heat to low and add the collard greens, stirring until wilted.
  • Finally, add the cooled quinoa and stir well. Season to taste with salt and pepper.


Serving: 1/4 | Calories: 103kcal | Carbohydrates: 15g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 3g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 401mg | Potassium: 309mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 5g