Superfood Salad


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You’re all aware of my love for a majorly loaded salad. I can’t be stopped and this Superfood Salad is EVERYTHING you could possibly need after a long weekend!

Superfood Salad from (@whatsgabycookin)

Piled high with kale, mandarins, quinoa, beets, avocados, almonds and dried fruit this salad will keep ya going all day long. I’m on a mission to stay as healthy as possible for the next week or so, because after that it’s Super Bowl Season and the appetizers / cheese boards / baked goods are coming out in FULL FORCE!

So for all ya’ll out there who are on the reset train with me, this salad is the perfect way to keep chugging along! You could throw on a piece of roasted chicken or salmon and call it dinner too!

Superfood Salad



  • 2 bunches Lacinato kale
  • 6 tablespoons orange muscat champagne vinegar divided (Trader Joes - or you can use champagne vinegar)
  • 1/2 cup sliced persian cucumbers
  • 1/3 cup quinoa cooked and brought to room temp
  • 1/2 cup whole natural almonds chopped
  • 1/4 cup golden raisins
  • 4 whole beets roasted and skin removed, cut into quarters
  • 3 satsuma mandarins peeled and divided into sections
  • 1 avocado cut into chunks
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • kosher salt and freshly cracked black pepper to taste


  • Fold each kale leaf in half lengthwise then pull out and discard the center rib. Tear leaves into bite-sized pieces and place in a large nonreactive bowl. Add 3 tablespoons of the vinegar and salt to kale and, with clean hands, rub and gently squeeze the kale until it just begins to soften and wilt.
  • In a large serving bowl, place the kale and top with piles of the quinoa, almonds, raisins, cucumbers, quartered cooked beets, peeled and sectioned mandarins, and avocado. Season with salt and pepper.
  • Whisk together the olive oil and remaining orange muscat champagne vinegar and season with salt and pepper. Toss to combine and serve.

Photo by Matt Armendariz / Food Styling by Adam Pearson / Recipe from What’s Gaby Cooking

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  1. Sommer @ASpicyPerspective

    I love all the superfoods that you added to this salad! I am with you on needing a reset after all the yummy holiday dishes.

  2. monika

    I could eat this everyday!! Thanks for reminding me of how wonderful this salad is with all the superfoods!

  3. Paula – bell’alimento

    What a great salad, Gaby! You are right just add chicken or fish and it would make an amazing dinner salad!

  4. Brandon @ Kitchen Konfidence

    I feel like I can never have enough kale salads in my repertoire. This one looks like a winner.

  5. Caroline @ Pink Basil

    Kale, beets, avocado – it’s all of my favorite things in one bowl 🙂

  6. Julie @ Table for Two

    I would for sure love to reset my body with this salad! Looks scrumptious!! Have you seen Lone Survivor yet? It’s on my list!!

  7. Aggie

    I’m totally in reset mode!! This salad is exactky what I need, gorgeous!! And so incredibly good for you.

  8. Khalil El-Amin

    I do a lot of foolish enough eating. My energy level was almost nil. I made a superfood salad from another website and was surprised at the increase in my energy. I work 7:30p-8am. NOW I’m going to try this one. Thanks Gaby

  9. Lucia @ The Foodwright

    Your salads are some of my favorite recipes on your site! So gorgeous and seriously tasty.

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